Can anybody help – Somebody let the dogs out at the Drop Zone on Saturday night –
Who Who Who
– Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 13:17:55 (UTC)

Clive, I take it that spelling and grammer aren’t you strong points!
School Teacher
– Friday, October 08, 1999 at 12:35:49 (UTC)

Only too well do I remember her. She had a mutant hubby called steve who must have inbred with his mother he was so ugly Mary used to work in the flying wasnt so shite in them days
– Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 21:05:21 (UTC)

Does anyone remember that old soak Mary, who worked in the BP station, she had a face like a bag of spanners
– Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 17:56:00 (UTC)

I lived in Melody Road in the 1940 s with my dear wife Hilda. At that time BH was merely a puppet village of the LBB. In those days people used to come to here on holiday they rented wooden caravanss
Mr Cheese
– Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 22:07:22 (UTC)

Good info chaps, Ive only just got a computer & this is the first time that I have visited a web page,its very interesting if not a little surreal, Who is “Harry the Bastard” Mentioned back in June & July ? And is there poisionous stuff buried at the Farm ? Id like to know
Wes Trotter
Biggin Hill, – Monday, September 20, 1999 at 18:13:43 (UTC)

This has to be the most boring site I have seen since I had the misfortune to stumble across the history of lawnmowers site the other day.
Stanley Accrington DFC and BAR BAR Blacksheep <>
Higgin Bill, Tent Engerland – Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 20:55:37 (UTC)

there are no best pubs or clubs in Biggin Hill. Just boring pubs, no good looking women, and Safeway,s…….. Theres no hope for us all.
Biggin Hill, – Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 15:49:32 (UTC)

Wow……Fab web page….lots of debate & interesting issues….keep it up. Its much better than the pages that Im used to in Crawley. Im moving up here in October what are the best Pubs & Clubs ?
kevin marchant
Three Bridges, – Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 13:48:02 (UTC)

I would like to see donkey rides introduced in the park
– Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 14:22:36 (UTC)

Excellent site…good banter & lots of interest….keep it up
fred raisen
– Monday, September 13, 1999 at 14:23:44 (UTC)

I used to live in Bh in the seventies at 77 jail Lane.We moved to Munich in 1976 Its just occoured to me that I left my wheelbarrow with my neighbour Marty Clover does anyone know what he did with it? Does the Old Jail still smell of Cow Dung ?
brian haville <>
Munchen, germany – Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 18:12:57 (UTC)

Unfortunately there seem to be a lot of people in BH whom appear to not actually like the place! If it’s that bad why don’t they move elsewhere? Everywhere has its teenagers whom are going through their unruly phase; I was one myself once. If you expect BH to be an idyllic village then you’re in the wrong place, it’s a suburb of London. You’re lucky to have a webmaster who can be bothered to put his time and effort into creating this site, so rather than slagging each other off, why not say something constructive. I’m guaranteed that some small minded individual will reply with some pointless comment, so go for it, I won’t lose any sleep about it, I have better things to be worried about!
Tony H
– Sunday, September 12, 1999 at 01:09:00 (UTC)

The reason the F&V is poor at safeways is because they have the monopoly & there is no pressure as there is no compertition. I suggest that you do as I do….Go to Westerham where there is an excellent Greengrocers or visit Sainsbury’s at Locksbottom which is pretty good. Remember though you only have youselves to blame,if more customers had patronised the local shops they would not have closed down,prices in supermarkets are not lower as people assume and you dont get the personel service. Oh and Iam 24,for those of you who might have thought that I was a pensioner.
BIGGIN HILL, – Friday, September 10, 1999 at 09:29:27 (UTC)

– Thursday, September 09, 1999 at 18:53:46 (UTC)

Tony, I don’t want to get involved in a flame war on a public site such as this, but the facts of life are that you can’t get something for nothing in this world. 1. How many of these black plastic crates have been manufactured, at what cost and how much of the earths resources have been consumed in their making ? 2. How many of these leaflets have been distributed (hopefully on recycled paper, but it doesn’t say so), and how many trees have gone to provide them ? 3. How much petrol/diesel etc is going to be consumed collecting this paper, and how much air/traffic pollution is going to be produced as a result. The quoted figures on the leaflet are impressive, but they don’t mention the downside like how many gallons of fuel they’ve consumed collecting it, levels of particle emissions resulting etc. The best method of saving trees is to cut out junk mail and over packaging in the first place !! By the way…how do you know that I’m lazy…I’ve never met you? Regards
– Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 19:28:24 (UTC)

…In addition to hoover bags,could I please ask for your assistance once more. We would like any used milk cartons (size is not important) of the plastic type (not cardboard). If we receive plenty we can raise enough money to have a really good MILLENIUM PARTY,funds are a little tight at the moment as Charles Kennedy spent a lot of money on his trips to Scotland & we had to buy Paddy Ashdown a nice leaving present Love to all, Bob. Ps, keep the Hoover bags coming thanks to all who have contributed so far.
Bob Sheckyls
– Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 12:22:33 (UTC)

Pete,its lazy apathetic people like you who waste the earths resources.If you bothered reading the leaflet that came with the box you will see that it has been trialled & is very successful,saving trees from being felled.You could of course take your old papers to a reclcling station & give the box to someone who may make better use of it………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Biggin Hill, – Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 12:14:46 (UTC)

Err! I came home this evening to find a large black plastic container on my doorstep labelled ‘recycle’ (or something like that). Apparently its for paper and cardboard articles to be collected every 2 weeks !! I’m not about to leave this ‘crate’ lying around my relatively small front garden waiting for the local yobs to nick it, or worse still, hurl it through some window. It’s also too unsightly to keep indoors. So I guess its got to live in the back garden and get carried out the front every two weeks, if I remember the collection dates !! Whose great idea was this ?? I wonder how much energy has to be expended, and petrol burnt, driving around Biggin Hill to collect the paper??
– Tuesday, September 07, 1999 at 23:01:28 (UTC)

Please send me your old Hoover bags.These will be recycled and used to fund the Liberal Democrats Millenium party. Many thanks, Bob.
Bob Sheckylls
Biggin Hill, – Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 15:19:03 (UTC)

yeh – that new lagoon thingy they built down Oaklands is always empty!.
– Friday, September 03, 1999 at 23:16:32 (UTC)

the reason why Oaklands kept getting flooded was because the trees were cut down and this lead to soil erosion.
– Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 19:34:52 (UTC)

Also cutting trees down is out of order, the fine for it is very heavy. If WE catch the person it will be worse!
biggin hill, – Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 10:39:25 (UTC)

Ok peeps, If people follow the *MAIN* track that runs through the woods infront of the Airport that can also be accessed from Oaklands some one has cut down some trees – you can’t miss them if you follow the track. By this someone has left a message that reads: Enjoying the view? If so – here’s my clue.. Borrow the chainsaw and so can you!. It was signed “A.Bove” :). Anyone care to check it out? or know anything about it?.
Richard Taylor <>
– Saturday, August 28, 1999 at 00:49:58 (UTC)

Just wanted to say how interesting I found the Biggin Hill website. It’s particularly good if it’s only been going a year. I used to live in Aperfield Rd with my family but left for Birmingham in 1951 when I was 8. I had no contact with the area until last year when I helped my daughter move down from Worcestershire to Bromley and drove the hired white van through Biggin Hill on the way. When we lived there, Aperfield Rd was an unmade lane, thick with mud. My mother tells me we lived in the first house down from the main road, but was intrigued to see, when we went past the lane (yesterday on a visit to Bromley) that it is now an ordinary suburban road with bungalows! She’s intrigued to see, however, that the timber shop is still there – we used to trek through the mud up to the shop in our wellies with our shoes in a bag, put our shoes on and leave our wellies in a line outside the timber shop, catch the bus to Bromley and collect our wellies on return! And now Biggin Hill is high-tech with its own website!
David Drewitt <>
– Monday, August 23, 1999 at 14:24:32 (UTC)

I remember the Hillsiders Youth Club! I can see myself dancing to – I Wanna Be Bobbie’s Girl, by ?????? I remember a guy called Colin Pasco, he used to live in the valley but then moved to 1 Church Road….could he still be there? Before I was allowed to go to the youth club Christine French, Barbara Mulllens and me (of course) used to hide across the road and throw snow balls at the girls going in. Does anyone remember Brian Blundle, Malcolm Guyley two members of a group in the early sixties called The Prowlers (local). I think the Blundell family would still be in the erea (not sure of spelling) Malcolm had a brother called Brent (gorgeous), mind you Brian was a bit of a stunner with his blonde hair!!! What about the old park keeper who used to keep all the kids off the roof in the Rec – he had a limp so he didn’t stand a chance at catching us. I really hope someone else out there can remember
Jan McInnies <>
Sydney, NSW Australia – Monday, August 23, 1999 at 07:03:20 (UTC)

In the 1960’s a lady called Mrs Orme, set up The Hillsiders Youth Club which met every Friday in the W.I.Hall in Lebanon Gardens. It got a lot of support from the local youth and also from those of Westerham. This lovely lady also organised a carnival, whose Queen was picked from the members. Sadly Mrs Orme left the area and the Biggin Hill Social Club became the venue. I believe one David Bowie played in a group at a Youth Club dance in his teens.
Graham Taylor
– Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 16:46:36 (UTC)

Mr Loaf (or doughy as he was nicknamed) is my Grandfather he is retired now & lives in an institution near Chatham.
Tony Wise
– Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 15:39:05 (UTC)

Could anyone tell me why in the field at the end of oaklands a bit of an old wall still remains. Has it got some historic importance ?
geoff wallis
cudham, – Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 15:34:02 (UTC)

is a ‘hillsider’ anyone who lived in BH post-war to 70’s? or just the main roader’s or valley people? or RAF’s?
lizzie da vall
– Friday, August 20, 1999 at 15:28:23 (UTC)

the reason that no one has developed the farm at norheads is quite simply that they do not want to disturb what is buried underground. I have lived here many years and I recall in the sixties when the army cordened off the area. It was at this time that the gas was put in sealed chambers and placed underground.this was repoted in the local papers so im sure that a bit of checking will reveal the information that others have been asking about.I think it was about 1963 in winter.
william peters
Westerham, Kent – Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 21:46:55 (UTC)

We used to live at 58 Sutherland Avenue we had to move after we buried Grandad in the Garden. I hear that there is a wonderful display of roses nearby. Its nice to think that old folk are useful even after they have “thrown a seven”
Mrs Joyce Birkoff
– Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 20:01:58 (UTC)

Does anyone remember Mr loaf the milkman ? He used to have a glass eye & callipers but he never once failed to deliver the milk he knew that one slip up & he would be sacked instantly. Todays youth know nothing about hard work they would rather be terrorising war veterans or being sick in someones garden nothing of hard work
richard head
biggin hill, – Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 19:58:26 (UTC)

This brought back lots of happy memories for me. I lived in the valley from 1953 to 1960 on Sunningvale Avenue, the only house between bottom Temples and the street opposite Jugs Hill. The valley was very pretty then. We had friends called Sue and Michael Bubb. My brother and sister, Jim and Joan went to the junior school on the Main Road, does anyone remember us?
Diane Matheson (Matthew) <>
Ajax, Ontario Canada – Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 03:28:07 (UTC)

Currently I am a private pilot and planning a trip to England in September of this year. After reading the artical in Pilot magazine about Biggin Hill airport, I will be bringing my log book and license with me an hope to fly a little.
Richard E Ricker <>
North Kingstown, RI, – Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 17:35:16 (UTC)

I was in Biggin Hill Airport last year. I must say it is very beautiful small airport. I would like to coming back to this historical airport.
Vlastimil Jiracek <>
Prague, Czech Republic – Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 11:27:04 (UTC)

Calling all ex Hillsiders There is to be a reunion of past residents (post war-70’s) to be held at the Squash Club in Jail Lane on 18th September 1999 between 11am and 4pm. See you there!
Past resident
– Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 18:56:19 (UTC)

Where is the nearest farm shop to Biggin Hill, for fruit and veg
John Smith
– Friday, July 30, 1999 at 23:32:34 (UTC)

I read with interest comments about Sarin gas located under Norheads farm.It is quite true.This was one of many sites deemed suitable by Harold Wilsons Government in the 1960’s. Other chemical hazards are also located there and in Star Lane Orpington.
james finch
Bromley, – Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 20:57:26 (UTC)

Hi, I’m trying to locate the Gofton family who lived in Biggin Hill (Alexandra Court and Melody Road) in the 80s (Helen and children Philip and Alex). Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Renata <>
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 09:06:00 (UTC)

The White Bear is very good but not if you want food after 9 o’clock and the ghosts are very quiet!
Sarah Giles <>
– Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 01:02:20 (UTC)

Great site Keep up the work
Dan <>
Rochester, Kent England – Friday, July 23, 1999 at 21:00:05 (UTC)

My names Heather. I’m 25 and I’m alive. Ha and as you can see I’ve got a great sense of humour. I’ve often been seen up the “Drop Zone” doing my thang. I’m a Bromley girl at heart, but Biggin Hill’s the place for me. You go gang. Hev
Heather Fairchild
Bromley, Kent England – Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 16:15:13 (UTC)

I too have heard that sarin gas was hidden at norheads.I suggest that someone checks it out
alex farnsworth
westerham, – Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 21:26:10 (UTC)

Speaking of local attractions, I know Tatsfield strictly speaking falls outside the Bromley borough area, but have you considered mentioning the Reptile Zoo there, “Beaver Water World”? They also have other animals, including some large aviaries. Their website can be found at . Incidentally I think the idea of a WWII airfield museum is an excellent one, given the crucial role of Biggin Hill in 1940.
“Cyberlizard” <>
Bromley, Kent UK – Friday, July 16, 1999 at 13:55:32 (UTC)

A Venture Unit is exactly what I said it is!! We meet weekly, (we have a quarterly programme) and that’s about it really. We also have weekends away throughout the year. Last weekend we attended a escape and evade competiton in Yorkshire.
David <>
Biggin Hil, Kent England – Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 09:39:52 (UTC)

I’d love to get in touch with the girls I spent long Darwin lunch breaks with 1982-1986. We made a pact way back when, so if Verity-Anne, Helen, or Jacqui remember, do get in touch.
Nickie Windibank nee Fiske <>
Southampton, – Friday, July 09, 1999 at 18:03:02 (UTC)

Please tell me what a ‘venture unit’ is. Thanks.
– Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 21:41:22 (UTC)

Hello All, I run a local Venture Unit (DOWNE) and we are looking for new recruits. If you enjoy climbing, abseilling, walking, swimming, watersports (you know what I mean), parascending etc. and you are between 15-20 years old then email me for more info. Cheers David.
David <>
Biggin Hill, Kent Good ole England – Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 19:49:35 (UTC)

To prove or disaprove whether there is Sarin gas and other dangerous products buried, why don’t someone have a chat to “The Bromley and Kentish Times” or whatever it is now called, surely they would be interested in something so important and could probably do some investigative research in the archives of the Bromley Council
Roy HORWOOD <isitorisn’t it@Norheadsfarm>
New Zealand. – Tuesday, July 06, 1999 at 10:43:39 (UTC)

Have just found this excellent site.Lived in Biggin Hill from 1948-1970.First in Melody Road and then Old Tye Ave.Parents Alf & Dolly Taylor,sisters Betty,Pam and Jackie and brother Fred.Ring any bells anyone? I understand that there is a reunion of early settlers held in September.Missed last years hope there will be another.
Graham Taylor <>
Forest Hill, London SE23 UK – Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 20:43:01 (UTC)

Hi Everybody! I was just watching tv and saw a report about the Biggin Hill Air Fair. I got on to the internet to get details and have found this site to be very helpful. I will be there on Saturday and hope to see all you lovely people there. Please God make it sunny all day! Peace! Ahmed
Ahmed Azam
Ilford, Essex England – Friday, June 25, 1999 at 21:33:23 (UTC)

Just thought I would remind everyone that the Air Fair Radio is back on the air for the `99 Air Show. Broadcasting on 1278KHz MW Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June 1999 Listen out for live commentary, traffic and travel, sport and even you so listen out for our telephone number for your dedications! e-mail address TBC Enjoy Neil
Neil Munday – Chief Engineer – Air Fair Radio <>
Biggin Hill, – Friday, June 25, 1999 at 14:34:19 (UTC)

BIGGIN HILL IS THE BEST. I cant wait to see the nimrod and cana- berrie (sorry for the spelling mistake). but is ther going to be the old ww1 biplanes. I am 13 years old.
christian stevens. <none>
– Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at 16:42:35 (UTC)

Sarin gas is buried at norheads farm it was put there for safety at the time of the Bay Of Pigs crisis. I beleive that there also exists an underground chamber of X47F. The MOD boys could give more info…
Roger Alford-Wittering
– Monday, June 21, 1999 at 21:06:33 (UTC)

I agree with your sentiments. Also all those thick women who park their 4×4′ on the corner of roads because they are too lazy to walk to the school most from N Add , send them all to Kosovo to see life..
alf crocker
bigg hill – Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 17:11:23 (UTC)

I would like to say that the site is very good and I agree about Biggin Hill should have a museum, It is a shame that places like Biggin and Kenley are just left to the odd book or people of the time remembering, cos lets face it as time marches on they will not live for ever. I feel it should be remembered in a way that all ages can appreciate, and what better than to have a museum at an old ww2 air field. By the way it is a shame that the guestbook has so much dross and tripe on it (from school children)
Bob Wilson
– Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 12:54:30 (UTC)

Hello, anyone out there who remembers me? I was Michelle Tremain and am now Michelle Betts. I left Biggin Hill 10 years ago but my Father and Sister still live in Jail Lane. I live in Germany but visit home as often as possible. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Ian Betts <>
– Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 19:40:18 (UTC)

I can’t believe such has a small place has so many visitor’s! I lived there between ’74 and ’86, I went to Oaklands Junior and Charles Darwin, the Headmaster then was Mr Taverner and the Deputy was Mr Leigh. I’m also amazed at the amount of peopl that live in Australia who used to live in Biggin Hill. What a small world! My maiden name was FARBROTHER, not an easy one to forget! I, love to hear from any one who I may remember!
Catherine Thomson Nee:FARBROTHER <>
– Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 06:05:31 (UTC)

When on earth is Sutherland Ave going to be made up? The pot holes are getting worse.
Mike Hackney <>
– Monday, May 31, 1999 at 09:42:59 (UTC)

We’re on the map! I have lived in Biggin Hill for 25 years. I’ts a great place to live. Tudor Court, Biggin Hill
Mrs S Savage
Biggin Hil, – Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 11:23:55 (UTC)

Hey to everyone, and make sure that everyone who reads this goes to Biggin Hill Air Fair on either the 26th or the 27th of June 1999, look foward to seeing lots of people there.
Leanne Dartnell
– Friday, May 28, 1999 at 20:33:18 (UTC)

The site keeps growing and it all looks good. Although I moved away from the Old Jail in January 1971 (11 years old – happy days!), I’d love to hear from anyone who was at Cudham CE school with me from 1964 onwards. Martin Clark, do you still live at Speedwell? Also any customers of the Old Jail at that time which my parents, Bill and Margaret, use to run.
Murray Motley <>
Staplehurst, Kent UK – Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 11:38:46 (UTC)

Does anyone remember XENIA STONE, she lived in Victoria Gdns then went to USA, Florida in the 3rd Yr (I think) I’m tryin to get hold of her she went to Charlie D 1991-1993 Anyone know where she’s now living?
Dawn <>
Wolves, Midlands – Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 14:24:28 (UTC)

I’ve just been informed of this Website I’m at Wolves Uni now, Hi to anyone who went to Charlie D beween 1991 -1997.
Dawn Burgess <>
Wolverhampton, – Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 12:46:41 (UTC)

No thing has happed to the farm but they might be building houses there. Nich budden smithy ally phill and me got chased by the farmer the other day
Michael Chance <>
Biggin hill, – Saturday, May 08, 1999 at 14:39:30 (UTC)

Can someone PLEASE tell me what happened to Norheads farm???
Dan Jackson <>
Florida U.S.A – Friday, May 07, 1999 at 00:50:22 (UTC)

Is there anyone out there who was in the 5th (Year 11) Form of Charles Darwin School in 1990/1991? Please get in touch if you are. Thanks.
Mark <>
– Wednesday, May 05, 1999 at 12:43:56 (UTC)

When you next update, could we please have lots more photographs eg St Marks, the rec, the pond in the rec (if it is still there). I can remember falling through the ice one winter long, long ago. What about the Nightingale Cafe, is it still there? Anyway what I would really like is a photo of my old house at 169 Main Road (Iona), maybe taken from the rec!! If someone can do that for me I am happy to return the favour in some similar way. Great, look forward to hearing from one of you very soon, I hope. jan
Jan McInnies <>
Sydney, Australia – Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 02:27:40 (UTC)

Hi im back again. What happened to norheads farm? can someone please E-mail me with some information? ahhhhhhhhh…..I remember the memories of running around there and getting chased by the old farmer! HA HA. Well i guess i’ll see you all when i come back to biggin hill in 6 weeks! bye!
Dan Jackson <>
Florida U.S. of A – Monday, April 19, 1999 at 20:54:49 (UTC)

Hey all! Just me back again! keep in touch if i know ya! Well, hi laura if your on! Laura, E-mail me sometime! I agree with you John! Mark you alwayz was an idiot when i lived here! well i gotta go! Bye
Dan Jackson <>
– Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 22:39:20 (UTC)

Sweet site. I’ll visit again. Westerham Hill Baptist Church is on line at Why not add a link?
Allan Davies <allan.davies@btinternet,com>
Biggin Hill, Kent UK – Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 13:25:09 (UTC)

Hey! I used to live here but i recently moved to Florida,USA. Just like to say Hi to all my mates…Shaun.b.,shaun.j.,ally,polie,nicky.r.and all the biggin hill boys (and girls!!Sorry!) E-mail me back to talk.Later!!11
Dan Jackson <>
– Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 01:24:09 (GMT)

To all my friends in year 7 at Charlie D.I’ve just found this web site and if any of u remember me I moved to America in year 6. Just to list some of their names they are James Whitelock, Sam Merron, Jamie Doe, ECT.If any of you have computers u could contact me on my E.Mail address.By the way could someone let me know how Biggin hill football club is doing? From your American Friend RICKY JACKSON
Ricky Jackson <>
Florida United States – Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 05:05:28 (GMT)

We orginally looked on this sight to find a few members of 2427 biggin hill ATC that we met at camp and pentathlon. It is a very intresting sight!
Cat Reid and Claire Mitchell
Margate, Kent – Thursday, March 11, 1999 at 13:47:19 (GMT)

Gemma and Hannah (or anyone who knows them) How did you find out about * and when’s the bottle of champagne arriving!! Hello to everyone!
– Monday, March 08, 1999 at 12:09:34 (GMT)

We just wanted to reassure everyone that we are still around and will be returning to Biggin Hill very soon!
Hannah Washington & Gemma Tomlin <>
Reading, Berkshire England – Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 18:20:22 (GMT)

Hi surprised to find a site from our old stamping ground been away from the place for 43 years,live here in New Zealand land of the long white cloud,Rugby racing and beer and the home of the America,s Cup…Anybody know Johnny Bathams use to have a shop in Biggin Hill,was associated with Latham and sons and worked with george Smith atLathams.. my self and George are cousins of the contact welcomed at
George and John.. <>
Tauranga, north island New Zealand – Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 07:26:32 (GMT)

Congratuations – an excellent site.
Steve Lapthorn <>
Herts UK – Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 18:58:00 (GMT)

Hello, I used to live in Biggin Hill and went to Biggin Hill primary school and then Charles Darwin from 1980 to 1986. I am now an infant school teacher and live in Oxford. Are any of my old friends reading this? If you are it would be great to hear from you!!
Debbie Fiske <>
– Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 22:00:23 (GMT)

Hi to you all, Well, the spitfire made it back to it’s UK home in one piece !! it will be here for about another week after that it will return to The Netherlands & to European airshows, maybe visiting the UK twice during the summer. To Uncle Pete in the tower, I’m back on Monday the 15th so mine’s a Pint……
Geoff Waldorf <>
Bristol, – Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 10:56:24 (GMT)

Is there anyone out there who was in the 5th (Year 11) Form of Charles Darwin School in 1990/1991? Please get in touch if you are. Thanks.
Mark <>
Kent UK – Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 13:49:09 (GMT)

I come from the Sheppy family who lived in the valley from 1947 to 1959: one of the “old” families. Anyone out there remember us all? We went to Mr Huckles school and remember Mrs Comfort, Mrs Bradford and Mr Kelly. The history section totally misses out the hey day of post-war RAF Biggin Hill with it’s Meteors and Hawker Hunters roaring thru the skies. Great to know I didn’t dream it all!
Lizzie Da Vall <>
– Monday, February 01, 1999 at 13:37:26 (GMT)

Did all you locals see the front page of the Biggin Hill News a week or two ago? Biggin Hill Online website was on the front page. I found this site a few months ago and think its great and has the potentail to develop into an essential local resource. I grew up in Biggin Hill from 1971-1992, was in the Air Training Corps at 2427 Biggin Hill Sqn 1984-1989, and have returned to settle with my family in the valley. e-mails welcome.
Steve Luckens <>
Biggin Hill, – Monday, January 25, 1999 at 18:17:07 (GMT)

I would like to make contact with anyone who worked on Biggin Hill aerodrome during WW2. My father was employed by Fordyce Bros of Orpington to fill in the bomb craters. He had many near misses. I am endeavouring to locate a photo/photos of the bull dozer and other machines used for the above work. The Old Jail was my fathers watering hole and as a teenager had my first drink there – a pint of rough cider – it knocked me, don’t remember riding my motor cycle home!. A great site and have book marked it for future referance. I can tell a great story of a “war” between the Green St Green and Biggin Hill Home guard, if anyone is interested please contact me – us kids won!.
Roy Allchorne <>
Henderson, Auckland New Zealand – Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 04:12:51 (GMT)

What a pleasure to find such a well designed and laid out site. I’ll ask the officers to ensure that the Borough’s Web pages have a link.
Martin Curry <Martin.Curry@Bromley.Gov.UK>
– Friday, January 22, 1999 at 10:17:44 (GMT)

Hi, gotta tell ya after spending 3 years at Plymouth University and moving to Coventry to be with my beloved Penny, I miss B.H alot! If anyone who went to Charles Darwin between 1980-1986 reads this give me an E-mail, I’d love to hear from you. Cheers! Paul XX
Paul Lapping <>
Coventry, – Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 11:19:53 (GMT)

Hi to you all, Happy new year!! To Uncle Pete up the tower, Mine’s a pint of GGGin !! Also I have a new e-mail Good eh! See Ya !
Geoff Waldorf <>
– Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 17:15:56 (GMT)

I lived in Biggin Hill from 1967 – 1971 and never had the opportunity of returning to visit. I have fond memories of the entire area and remember the beautiful coutryside, although I’m sure that it has changed now. Visiting this site was by accident as I was stumbling aound the Web, but it brought back many good memories of a happy period in my life. I live in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois USA and Biggin Hill is “many Miles” away, but close to my heart. I enjoyed this Web Site. Thank You.
Keith Drew
Buffalo Grove, Illinois USA – Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 03:04:32 (GMT)

Nice site – Full of information and very useful for my school project on local history
Nicola Casbolt <>
Biggin Hill, Kent U.K – Friday, January 01, 1999 at 13:32:08 (GMT)

I’ve got tears in my eyes. I stumbled across this site and now my whole family has seen it.My older sister,Susan,(thats her below from Nelson) spent a good part of our childhood(1954 to 1962) at “Highfield” Main Rd., two doors from the junction of Main Rd. and Sunningvale Ave.,where the Meehans lived- Dermot & Moiya (? spelling)our best friends.I remember the Primary School with Mr.Huckle & Miss Hull, Father Hickey the Catholic priest,Mr. Blundell who owned the dairy, Dusty Millar-hardware, Punch Crouch-local garage.And my parents Peter & Karole spent a few evenings at the Black Horse. We had the best playground a child could ask for – cross Main Rd, into the aerodrome property and we had acres of space to play.If anyone remembers me or my family please get in touch. Peter(I was only 12 when we left for NZ).
Peter Cartwright. <>
Wellington, New Zealand – Sunday, December 20, 1998 at 22:18:55 (GMT)

I used to live in Biggin Hill 1954-62. Attended B.H.Primary and then onto Westerham to Churchill School. Now living in New Zealand.Love to hear from anyone from the past.
Sue Cartwright <>
Nelson, New Zealand – Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 09:07:44 (GMT)

I grew up in Biggin Hill, and now live just north of Los Angeles in Southern California. How strange (and eiree!!) to find a full-fledged web-site about the place. Like many of the over-seas past-inhabitants I see in the Guest Book, I too remember Oaklands Primary School, the huts at Charles Darwin (in it’s first years… 1974 – 1981), etc, etc.. Love it, Cool !!!
Robert G Heard <>
Thousand Oaks, California USA – Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 06:08:19 (GMT)

Wonderful site! We lived on Village Green Avenue from about 1964 to 1974, when the family moved to the U.S. I attended Biggin Hill Primary (fond memories of Mr. Huckle and Miss Steer) and remember the town well (at least from the perspective of a twelve year old). We live in sunny California now, but I manage to drag my American wife back to the old country every year for a couple of weeks. (I hear the primary school is now a Tesco. How depressing.)
Howard Sewell <>
Menlo Park, California USA – Friday, December 11, 1998 at 07:30:30 (GMT)

Great site! Would love to see some more sites in the slideshow – St. Mark’s Church, the RAF chapel, the Black Horse, Spinning Wheel, local schools etc.
J Chapman
– Saturday, December 05, 1998 at 18:36:32 (GMT)

Oi! Geoff (flying spanner)…wheres the Spitfire got to !! I’ve been waiting for it too arrive for months, haven’t you got that prop repaired yet?? I want a sit in the drivers seat this time when it’s here. Mines a pint of Cider when you finally return to the bar.
Pete Mirams <>
Biggin Hill, Kent – Thursday, December 03, 1998 at 21:42:48 (GMT)

Hi there again, Happy christmas to you all, Our Spitfire WILL return some time in January (as soon as I put the prop back on.
Geoff Waldorf <>
Bristol, United Kingdom – Tuesday, December 01, 1998 at 17:42:07 (GMT)

I’m Wendy Motley’s ‘littl bruvver’ and lived at the Old Jail from ’61 to ’70. Spent many happy hours watching African Safari Airways Brittanias flying in and out. Regards to all, any messages welcome.
Murray Motley <>
Staplehurst, Kent UK – Monday, November 16, 1998 at 10:53:34 (GMT)

How cool to find jolly old Biggin hill on the internet, esp. since I found it while I am in India. And guess what – it is possible to miss that not so sunny little place.
Dehra Dun, India – Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 10:32:01 (GMT)

Hi I live in Biggin Hill and have just set up my own Website. This is a very impressive site and its good to see Biggin Hill on the Internet.
Ally McKay <>
Biggin Hill, Kent England – Monday, November 09, 1998 at 22:38:11 (GMT)

I used to live here
Phil Wood <>
New Milton, Hampshire UK – Sunday, November 08, 1998 at 12:16:25 (GMT)

what i great idea, didnt know it was here so maybe it should be advertised i look forward to reading more comments in the guest book.
julie <>
biggin hill, kent england – Thursday, November 05, 1998 at 00:22:47 (GMT)

Wonderful to know that Biggin Hill has finally made it! Thank-you!!
Midge Tomlin <>
Biggin Hill, Kent – Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 16:01:02 (GMT)

Here I am rattling around on the net and hey presto! – a site dedicated to my home town. This is great guys – well done! Biggin Hill seems like a long time ago, I now live in Sydney, Australia but I would love to hear from anyone that might remember me or my family. We lived in Sutherland Avenue between 1967 and 1983, myself, my brother and sister all went to Biggin Hill Primary School and Charles Darwin and didn’t we have a ball!
Charlie Lawrence <>
Sydney, Australia – Thursday, October 29, 1998 at 11:58:26 (GMT)

Blimey – A Biggin Hill website – whatever next? Hello neighbours.
Paul Kirkpatrick <>
Biggin Hill, Kent England – Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 15:59:55 (GMT)

Stationed at RAF Biggin Hill westerham Kent , wef 1962-1964. I had the best time of my life.
charles S Taylor <chas@mail.csrlink .net>
Bushkill, Pike USA – Friday, October 23, 1998 at 11:45:58 (GMT)

Enjoyable read. Is there an Air Museum at Biggin Hill?
John Bywater <john>
– Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 17:31:22 (GMT)

Hello to all at Biggin on the Bump also a Big Hello to Pete Mirams at the airfield, Watch out when our Spitfire returns in November to the Tropair hangar from Holland.a great site, I’ll be back….
Geoff Waldorf <>
Bristol GB /Gilza NL, – Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 17:01:21 (GMT)

Hi great place finally got round to visiting you
– Monday, October 12, 1998 at 14:55:05 (GMT)

With feelings of guilt I’ve suddenly realised that I promised to supply some historical information on both the village of Biggin Hill and the Airfield. Sorry aboutt that! I’ll see what I can do in the near future.
Peter Martin <>
Biggin Hill, – Saturday, October 10, 1998 at 11:08:58 (GMT)

As a student of aviation history, ‘Biggin Hill’ is a name that I’ve heard time and time again. Glad to see its still going strong.
Rick Hindman <>
Dallas TX, USA – Friday, October 09, 1998 at 22:33:44 (GMT)

Nice to see some familiar names!! Biggin Hill is interesting really!!
Alexis Goodson <>
Biggin Hill, Kent – Monday, October 05, 1998 at 16:14:33 (GMT)

Wow, I never thought someone would find enough interesting stuff about good old Biggin Hill to make an entire web site. Hello to everyone at Darwin. I’m at Liverpool university at the moment and whenever I get homesick I now know that I can access all wonderful things about Biggin Hill, The manor and the Esso!!??!!
Felicity Bell <>
liverpool (but formerely of the great Biggin Hill), Merseyside Uk – Monday, October 05, 1998 at 10:31:19 (GMT)

OHMIGOD…OHMIGOD…my home town has a website ??? Arrrgh !!! this is too cool !!!
Erin Freeman <>
Biggin Hill !!!, Kent England !!! – Friday, September 25, 1998 at 22:56:07 (GMT)

This is for Wendy Motley – just read your e-mail and I remember playing with you at The Old jail I was called Bicheno then – nice to know you are out there I still live here!
Celia Hallpike <>
Biggin Hill, – Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 21:30:21 (GMT)

LONDON, UK – Tuesday, September 22, 1998 at 14:07:04 (GMT)

G’Day from Tasmania Australia. I enjoyed visiting Biggin Hill on the Net as I have cousins living in Biggin Hill – Brian and John Nash, they have a flooring business in the town. My brother Michael also works with them. Thanks for giving me the chance to enter your guestbook. Wow! By then way I’m a novice to the Net and I’m finding it Unreal!! Bye.
Judith O’Doherty
– Friday, September 18, 1998 at 02:42:22 (GMT)

Could you please tell me, if there are a museum at Biggin Hill, and pherhaps give me some internet addresses. I vill visit you in the beginnig of dec.
Flemming Andersen <>
copenhagen, denmark – Tuesday, September 15, 1998 at 19:55:18 (GMT)

Where is THE MANOR?? Would love a photo!
Jan McInnies <>
Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA – Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 04:57:44 (GMT)

Looks like Terry is trying to gain favour with ATC !! Regards Pete SATCO Biggin Hill Airport
Pete Mirams <>
– Thursday, September 03, 1998 at 21:08:35 (GMT)

The best thing about Biggin Hill Airport is the excellence of the Air Traffic Control Personel, they are very proffessional and deserve every acreditation.
Terry Hayter <>
Orpington, Kent England – Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 22:11:38 (GMT)

I have just been looking at your excellent website, I live in Warlingham, Surrey and like to see local pages on the web, I have bookmarked your site and will be looking in regularly. I like the presentation and there is a lot of interesting content. My website has a section titled “Biggin Hill Air Fair” which includes some favourite photographs taken by myself. Many thanks for a very interesting website. Regards, Alan Edwards.
Alan Edwards <>
Warlingham, Surrey England – Thursday, August 13, 1998 at 07:04:01 (GMT)

Great website! Having only lived in Biggin Hill for 6 weeks this site has given me a good insight into the village, esp. the history. Regarding the history does anyone know of early settlements in the Hilcrest Road area.The discovery of what I think is a stone age skinning implement has aroused my interest however the history on this website doesn’t go back that far. Any ideas ?!?
Rob Arnold <>
Biggin Hill, – Tuesday, July 21, 1998 at 20:37:52 (GMT)

This is for John Sprickley. John, my Mother used to deliver milk from Norheads Farm in the days when it was taken around by horse & cart. Whilst doing this she happily smoked a pipe (pretty cool I think). Colin Townshend was my best friend. He lived opposite the Primary School. I also remember Buntings the Butcher, Lillies cnr shop next to Conroys the shoe boys!! nottoo far from Watsons Electrical. I must not forget Lomans (not sure of spelling) pet shop or Miller Hardware, which of course was not too far from the Fire Station. To end this which I must…. Having a drink or two at the Black Horse or even treking cross country (not very far) to The Old Jail for another 3 or 4….Oh! for the memories.
Jan McInnies <>
Sydney, Australia – Thursday, July 16, 1998 at 06:53:27 (GMT)

I have tears in my eyes!! I grew up in Bigin Hill so I have lot of wonderful memories. For eg. climbing the old Cedar Tree in the village green, which of course was next to the House Tree, Biggin Hill Primary School – Mr Huckle,Mrs Comfort and of course Miss Hull. What great fun it was to play hide- n-seek when they were building the Moving Church cnr Church St & Main Rd. Oh how I could go on and on…. I lived at “IONA” 169 Main Rd. My house backed onto the rec. I left in 1968 for Australia and have lived here every since (great place). Three days ago (13/07/98) I arrived in Aust. 30 years ago, so finding this on the net was just fabulous. Please, if anyone out there can remember me or my family let me know ASAP – thank you
Jan McInnies <>
Sydney, Australia – Thursday, July 16, 1998 at 06:17:52 (GMT)

Just wondering if anyone knows Ted and Maureen Williams. If so please tell them that Mark, Samantha and Kaitlyn from Australia say hello. Thank you.
Mark & Samantha Williams <>
– Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at 18:57:01 (GMT)

Good to see our little town has made it to the 21st century! Keep up the good work!
Irene & David Cook
Allenby Road!, – Monday, July 13, 1998 at 22:46:10 (GMT)

Great to see a site for my home town, lessens the home sickness! Maybe a webcam of the Main Road would be good. Are there any plans for some of the local papers to publish on the site?
Vincent Bevan <>
Munich, Germany – Thursday, July 09, 1998 at 16:39:29 (GMT)

Good to see your alternative energy section. I’ll place a link from the Bromley Friends of the Earth web site when we do the next update, and I’ll also post the URL to our local environment mailing list.
Jeremy, Bromley FoE Energy and Climate Change Campaign <>
Chislehurst, Kent UK – Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 17:35:19 (GMT)

To Jo of Biggin Hill – thanks for your guestbook message – what would you like to see in the horseriding section ?
webmaster <>
– Saturday, June 20, 1998 at 18:55:09 (GMT)

Great Site – found the history really good, but am a bit jealous because I had intended to do something similar. Still, why invent the wheel, I’ll make do with running a link from my own site. I have lived in Churchside Close in the Valley for years, and spent the first 20 or so years working on the airport before going out and getting a proper job. Now running my own business as a Independent Financial and Mortgage Adviser at CIC Financial Solutions, in the village (or is it a Town now?) Would really like to see more old photos of the area – any chance of these in the History section
John Willis <>
Biggin Hill, Kent UK – Friday, June 19, 1998 at 17:55:13 (GMT)

I think the Horse riding page is really good but it needs to be in more detail
Jo biggin hill
– Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at 12:29:06 (GMT)

I thought the history section was quite interesting – have you got any more ?
David Kemp
Biggin Hill, – Sunday, June 14, 1998 at 15:34:06 (GMT)

Hello to you all, I also came in via Yahoo uk. I think the local events page is a bit sparse at the moment, how about a mention for the Biggin Hill Festival on Saturday 4/7 and Sunday 5/7. One of hundreds from BHCF, and I have lived in Biggin Hill for 10 years. Pass on my thanks to all involved in running this local interest site.
Pete Rawlins <>
Biggin Hill, Kent – Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 11:15:20 (GMT)

Found the site on Yahoo; lived in Berry’s Green and Jail Lane for 17 years – my parents ran the Old Jail Inn for 13 years until 1970. Still I didn’t know some of the history shown on the site. Owe my career to the airport. Very good site indeed.
Wendy Motley <>
Hamilton, New Zealand – Saturday, June 13, 1998 at 04:29:23 (GMT)

Never know a web site existed on Biggin Hill – it’s really very good. Have added it to “Favourites” (yes, I know, a bit sad really!)
Karen, Biggin Hill
– Thursday, June 11, 1998 at 14:29:22 (GMT)

Nice site but where is the info for Surrey and Kent flying club?
Terry Hayter <>
Orpington, Kent – Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 21:02:54 (GMT)

You beat me to it!. I’m presently on long-term sick leave following a major road accident last year and had just decided to set up a Biggin Hill Web Site as something to do with all my spare time. Ah well, if you ever want a collaborator, then drop me a line!. One of my ‘Silly’ sites is at A site I did for a friend is at Oh yes by the way I enjoyed skimming the site! (I prefer skimming to surfing)It needs some publicity locally though. I found it via Yahoo myself. Cheers Slim Haines
Slim Haines <>
Biggin Hill, Kent England (of course!) – Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 09:20:03 (GMT)

A nice site. Presented very well. I stumbled across it, is it advertised locally? I’ve not seen anything promoting it and if more people knew about it I’m sure they’d use it.
Jonathan Atkins <>
– Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at 10:07:24 (GMT)

Glad to see its still there and going strong. I lived there for 35 years and never saw anything like this.
Terry Beegan <>
Brussels, Belgium – Friday, May 08, 1998 at 12:47:47 (GMT)

Dear People Next month(june), me and my two brothers will pay a visit to the biggin hill airfair. This is going to be my first trip to Kent. So thats why i`m signing youre guestbook aswell. Is it possible for you people to send me some information about biggin hill in general? I`m really looking forward to pay a visit to your place. yours faithfully :Hans Zijlstra
Hans Zijlstra <>
Arnhem, Gelderland Netherlands – Thursday, May 07, 1998 at 11:56:47 (GMT)

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  1. Hello all
    Does anybody know or remember a Mrs winter who lived at
    97 Jail lane bh?
    I am trying to trace my family on my dad’s side and this ladies address was among my dad’s belongings when he sadly passed 2011
    I believe she would have lived there in the 90’s , may still do.
    I thank you in advance for any info.
    Barbara Newman

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