Tag Archives: Featured

Caterham ‘Cedar Tree’ Name Goes Mobile

Photo Courtesy SERV:   Rotarians Colin Vane, President Geraint Jenkins, and Mark Scoggins

The 250 year old Cedar Tree on Caterham on the Hill has been included in the sponsorship of a new Blood motorbike.

Caterham Rotary Club has funded the bike which is used by Emergency Rider volunteers, SERV.  SERV transports lifesaving blood and blood products to hospitals at night.  It also transports emergency medical equipment, drugs and donor organs. 

During the last week The Cedar Tree bike has been in operation 20 times including journeys between the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance base at Redhill Aerodrome and to East Surrey Hospital.

Pirate Radio memories – winding back 53 years

Friday, 14th August marked the 53rd anniversary of the passing of the ‘MEBO’ Act 53 in 1967 which effectively closed the UK Offshore Radio Stations.

With music from the 1960s in general and August 1967 in particular, host Geoff Rogers takes a more personal look at this sad and momentous day. First aired on Susy Radio 103.4 on Friday 14th August 2020 from 2pm to 4pm

Featured image above:
MV Ross Revenge
Last remaining working radio ship, home of Radio Caroline
Picture courtesy of:

Horley Mayor Battles Heatwave To Continue 165 Mile Trek

Last weekend, Horley Town Mayor and Vietnam veteran, Councillor David Powell, started walking the equivalent distance from Horley to the Menin Gate. 

The 84 year old is walking 165 miles in laps around the town’s recreation ground to raise money to restore the town’s Royal British Legion headquarters.  The Earl Haig Sports and Social Club suffered fire damage earlier in the summer.  Councillor Powell and three other determined walkers have set off from the Horley Recreation Ground every day at 11am and have even done so during the intense heatwave.  David carries a wreath with him each day of the trek and will ask the Mayor of Ypres, in Belgium, to lay it at the Menin Gate. 

It was suggested to David that he is is Horley’s version of Sir Captain Tom Moore: