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Caterham ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

PUBLISHED: 13:30 12 September 2012 | UPDATED: 18:24 20 February 2013

Caterham ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

Caterham ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

Famed for its sports cars, Caterham grew into a popular shopping centre when the railway arrived in 1856. The town is home to Surrey's Richest 50 regular, David Gold

Originally published in Surrey Life towns & villages August 2012

Famed for its sports cars, Caterham grew into a popular shopping centre when the railway arrived in 1856. The town is home to Surreys Richest 50 regular, David Gold

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Time travel
East Surrey Museum on Stafford Road began life in 1980, started by the Bourne Society history group. These days, it still mainly houses archaeology from the Stone Age to post-war. The area also contains a number of reminders of Kenley Aerodromes importance during World War Two, with a Bofors tower perhaps the most striking of them all.

Pocket rockets
Owned by QPR chairman Tony Fernandes, the future of Caterham Cars, who famously produce the tiny Caterham Seven sports car, in the town is currently in some doubt as their lease is set to run out.

The time is Nighy...
Actor Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean, Love Actually and many more) was born in the town in 1949. Television presenter Angus Deayton attended Caterham School, even captaining the U16 rugby team.

Cultivating wealth...
West Ham co-owner and Surreys Richest 50 regular David Gold opens his garden, The Chalet in Caterham, every spring to raise money for charity through the National Gardens Scheme.

While youre there...

...The Arc in Caterham on the Hill, an ambitious community project with a huge play space that has been keeping kids entertained since it reopened in 2010. Its also home to a number of local groups; their street dancers even performed at the Royal Albert Hall this year.

Eat at...
Popular Mediterranean restaurant Olivish (01883 348200).

Drink at...
The King and Queen (01883 345438) at Caterham on the Hill.

Stay at...
Coulsdon Manor (0871 376 9900) is a 20-minute drive away and also offers a Harry Colt designed golf course.

Move there for...
And get: A five-bedroom period property with beautifully landscaped gardens.

Famous neighbours?
West Ham co-owner David Gold.

Getting there...
Just off junction 6 of the M25. The Caterham Line branches from the London to Brighton line at Purley.

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