Saturday, 10 September 2016

St Mary's Heritage Open Day

St Mary’s Church, Cuddington, (at the top of The Avenue in the Epsom and Ewell bit of WP) is having an open day today (Saturday 10th September), from 11am to 5pm.

As well as giving you a chance to look round the building, this year’s event will feature displays marking the 150th anniversary (a few weeks early) of the opening of the Iron Church that preceded St Mary’s, and telling the 150-year story of The Avenue, St Mary’s Road and Cleveland Road. There will be a photograph or drawing of nearly every pre-1910 house that existed in these roads (like the one on the right here), plus stories of some of the people who have lived here, above or below stairs.

This old photo shows Millfield or no. 33 The Avenue, one of the 1860s yellow-brick villas, which was replaced in the 1970s by the flats of the same name.