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Sanderstead Recreation Ground
Located in Sanderstead, entrances in Limpsfield Road, Village Way and Rectory Park
Sanderstead Recreation ground was formerly fields belonging to Whitehorse Farm and later to Borough Farm. The northern part was glebe land attached to the Rectory.
Beside Limpsfield Road and adjacent to the Recreation Ground is the Brand Memorial Hall which was built by a late tenant of Sanderstead Court, James Brand, as a club room. One resident of Sanderstead recalled 'The Brand Memorial Hall was not used as much as it should have been. I used to go there every winter because I was Treasurer to one of these Men's Clubs and we used to pay out at the Hall. We also used it for Cricket lunches, on Bank Holidays, but there was little else going on because the community was so small'.
For a number of years an annual bonfire has been held in November with the Cultural Services Department constructing a large fire and the Croydon Round Table organising an evening of events to raise money for local charities.
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Wednesday, 19 June, 2013