Redhill & Reigate Through Time
Series: Through Time
- Roy Douglas
15th March 2016
Redhill, a commuter town in Surrey, is located close to the North Downs, a ridge of chalk hills stretching from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent. As a quiet, picturesque getaway from the bustling life of the capital city, which is just over 20 miles away, Redhill is home to a lively railway station that serves the rest of the county as an important junction. With parts of the town in Victorian build, Redhill provides both residents and visitors with an area steeped in history that is pleasant on the eye also.
Reigate, situated almost immediately next door to Redhill, is an equally attractive market town at the foot of the North Downs. Colley Hill, around a mile north of the town, is the sixth tallest point in Surrey – Reigate Hill follows closely behind. Once based around railway expansion and the work of windmills, today Reigate is centred on Bell Street and High Street where shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, and Priory Park are situated nearby. Join Surrey enthusiast Roy Douglas on this fascinating journey through time to see all that has changed and all that has stayed the same in Redhill and Reigate.