Caterham

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Caterham is a town in Surrey. It is 22 miles (34 km) from Guildford.[1] There are 20,957 people living in the town.[2] The town is made of two parts. The old part is now called Caterham on the Hill. The new part is called Caterham Valley. Caterham Valley was started after a railway was built below Caterham village, in 1856.[3]

Caterham was once the most eastern town in Surrey. It became the most northeastern town in Surrey when Greater London was made.[4]

There used to be a barracks in the town. Twenty three people were hurt by an explosion at the Caterham Arms in 1975. The explosion was caused by the Irish Republican Army. They wanted to kill soldiers from the barracks.[5]

Caterham has many churches. The church of St. Lawrence is about one thousand years old. Three churches were made in the Victorian era. These were: St. Mary's, Caterham United Reformed church and St. John's.[6]

A sports car maker is named after the town.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Miles between Guildford Surrey and Caterham N7 Surrey". Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  2. Surrey County Council data
  3. "Caterham". Surrey History Centre. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. Robert Simonson (29 February 2012). "The administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey". Surrey County Council. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  5. Associated Press (28 August 1975). "23 Persons Injured In Bomb Blast". Observer - Reporter. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  6. "St. Lawrence's Ancient Church". St. Mary's - Caterham team ministry. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  7. "The World of Caterham Cars – An Overview". Caterham Cars. Retrieved 23 September 2012.