Pictures of People and Events from Bygone Days

These pictures have been donated by current and former residents of Charlton showing people and events from times past







Bridge over Merry Brook at Canada Bank, early 20th century









Sheep wash pool on the village green,

using water diverted from Merry Brook










Daffodil picking amidst plum blossom









Charlton village football team 1909








Charlton church choir c.1910








Charlton village football team 1912/13 season











Charlton village football team 1921/22









Charlton village football team on ballast hole ground with Charlton signalbox in

the background








Outside the Gardeners Arms,

early 20th century















Bonfire in The Bight to celebrate the coronation of

King George V in 1911













The Habbits family market gardeners












Copy of certificate presented to Harry Fryer in recognition of his services as secretary of Charlton Working Men's Club in 1920s









May Day celebrations during the 1930's with Charlton church and

Mr Cook's house in the background









Inside the Gardeners Arms c.1930's










Pea picking in the fields around Charlton c.1930's









Party in the village to celebrate the coronation of King George VI and

Queen Elizabeth in 1937









Women's Land Army girls, 1941 - 1942














Walter Douglas Faulkner, son of last resident squire

of Charlton. Later Lt Col Faulkner MC, Irish Guards,

killed during the invasion of Norway in 1940.

Sold Charlton estate in 1930s










"Salute the Soldier" exhibits in the window of the Old Bakery in 1944








Donald and Arthur Crowley

and Graham Ballard

delivering the bread















Workers in the packing house at Whitehouse Farm, c.1950s, possibly sorting and packing damsons or Brussels sprouts.


If anyone can clarify this, please let us know








Charlton children at Cropthorne School in 1950s


Does anyone recognise themself? If so, please get in touch









Whitehouse farm workers c.1950's









Party in the village to celebrate the coronation

of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953








Another party for children of the village in

the 1950s












Charlton Summer Fayre in the grounds of

the Manor House in 1960's









Another view of Charlton Summer Fayre in 1960s






Aerial view of the village green around 1964. Note lack of trees and also absence of the housing developments along Canada Bank and also "The Dovecote" later built on the site of the old manor house














Rosemary Swift and Geoff Righton plant the first

tree on the newly cleared village green in 1966







Children on the footbridge over Merry Brook. 

This is still a popular location for local children for the game of "Pooh Sticks"







Another view of the footbridge over Merry Brook with cattle grazing on the village green in the background

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