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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