Edward Codrington blue plaque in Purley

Southern England's first public railway. The Croydon, Merstham & Godstone Railway. A horse drawn service carrying stone to Wandsworth ran across this site. Opened July 1805

Admiral Sir Edward Codrington GCB RN (27 April 1770 – 28 April 1851) was a British admiral, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar and the Battle of Navarino.

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