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Ballards and Forestdale

Did You Know Facts - Sanderstead, Selsdon, Ballards and Forestdale


Some interesting historical facts about Sanderstead, Selsdon, Forestdale and Ballards.


That the name Sanderstead, which was written in the Domesday Book as ‘Sandstede', is thought to mean ‘Sandy place’?


That Selsdon Cricket Club was formed in February 1927?


That one of the most curious aspects of Sanderstead is that it has no pub?


That Sanderstead is located 560 feet above sea level at its highest point?


That the Selsdon Bird Sanctuary was opened to the public in 1936?


That Sanderstead train station was opened in 1884?


That the name Selsdon means Seli’s hill?


That in 1965, Sanderstead became part of the London Borough of Croydon?


That Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, was the wife of a local dentist?


That the White House is reported to be the oldest building in Sanderstead?