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Published in the Sutton Local Guardian on Thursday, 27th March 2014
ELIZABETH URSULA THORNTON (nee Coppock). Passed peacefully away on 28th February 2014 after a short illness in St Helier Hospital, aged 85. The funeral will take place at North East Surrey Crematorium on Wednesday 2nd April at 1.20pm. Enquiries to 020 8647 2574.
Cllr. Hamish Pollock, former committee member of the Carshalton Society for many years says: “Elizabeth will be sorely missed – she was a near neighbour of mine in Lavender Road, Carshalton and was always very friendly. She was a stalwart supporter of many local groups and in particular The Carshalton Society at whose open meetings she took part with interest and good humour, and served refreshments. Our sincere condolences to her family.”
About 10 years ago. Cllr. Hamish Pollock asked Thames Water to redecorate their stink pipes that are all over the older parts of the central Carshalton area, usually at the ends of cul-de-sacs and long roads. Most were then redecorated.
These include: Palmerston Road (as pictured), Carshalton Road by the railway bridge, Cator Road near junction with Talbot Road, Lavender Road (near junction with Bernard Road), Meadow Road/Westmead Road junction, Rotherfield Road (southern end opposite Talbot Road), Grosvenor Avenue (west end), Weihurst Gardens, and there are at least two examples in Stanley Park Road and so on. Palmerston Road probably has the best example of the intact decorative pipe crown and “weathervane” painted in black. Many other pipes are painted in “lincoln green”.