We hear of sudden 'flash flooding' but we don't associate it with New or Old Malden but there are times and places that the area has been subjected to flooding. If you recall any of these why not complete a Recollections 2 form .
Expansion development at Coombe Hill Schools threatens one of the feeders serving the Coombe Conduit. However MACHS and KUTAS are in close liaison and MACHS have contacted Councillors, The School and the Surrey Comet to raise the profile and prevent any damage to any remaining sections of the Conduit feeder that passes across the site.
Well, it took just a couple of weeks but the Vicarage is now no more and a pile of rubble is all that remains. Have a look at the photographic record of the stages of demolition under The Society and Current Projects.
I have been told recently that none of the Groves have a tree of the type that the Grove is named after in them. (Yes, I had to re-read that as well!).
So Acacia Grove apparently has no Acacia trees, Chestnut Grove has no Chestnut trees (you get the picture for Lime, Sycamore and Poplar). However, having walked under a fabulous specimen of Horse Chestnut in Chestnut Grove I now doubt the reliability of the previous advice.
So, watch this space.
As you will see from the images (under Current Projects, and Recording Old Buildings) the Vicarage is, sadly, being demolished. I am recording its destruction not as some masochistic ritual but solely as a record. Thankfully we have managed to persuade the Vicar to salvage the door and some other aspects of the building just to acknowledge that 'it was once there!'