Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A Sad Sight

In recording Horley through 2015, this was one entry I had not anticipated, the sad sight of Strawson hall in Albert Road the day after a fire which has destroyed much of the building.

The hall is used by a number of community groups, including Horley Community Pre-School. A refurbishment had only been completed around 18 months ago following a six-year fundraising campaign. The hall began life in the middle of town and was moved to the far end of Albert Road in the mid-1920s.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service was called just after 1am yesterday after the  Hall caught fire. According to press reports Surrey Police has said the blaze was started deliberately.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Mini Run

There are several London to Brighton 'runs' that pass through Horley each year - today saw the Mini run

This year's run was the 30th and is described in the official website as the largest organised one car event in the world. http://www.london-to-brighton.co.uk/

Sunday, 10 May 2015

VE Day

An event to remember VE Day in Horley

St George and the new school hall

Unfortunately I could not get to the 2015 St George's Day Celebrations in the town  but I was able to attend the opening of the school hall extension at Horley Infant School where St George also put in an appearance.

Parents, Governors and Councillors attended a special school assembly to celebrate the opening.

The mayor of Horley, Councillor Richard Olliver and Surrey County Councillor Kay Hammond cut the ribbon.