Reigate

Reigate

  These charming nineteenth or early twentieth century photographs were taken by the famous Francis Frith of Reigate for the brewers, White, Tomkins and Courage, and I would guess they were on a calendar. Reigate was the nearest large town to Bletchingley where the Colgates had lived since the middle of the nineteenth century; these places would have been very familiar to them!

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The Dagnalls of Reigate

What a happy day it must have been in the spring of 1878, when twenty-five year old Catherine Colgate married William Thomas Dagnall! They were married in the parish of Godstone in Surrey, but they have been married in the church of St Mary the Virgin in Bletchingley, where Catherine’s family lived. William was a […]

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