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.

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