Talk:Epsom

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Famous people[edit]

James Preston was a United States statesman, who ostensibly had nothing to do with the town. I can find no record whatsoever of Ziad Soobratty in Yahoo. Have removed both names from the list. Dieter Simon 00:59, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Channel 4[edit]

is it worth mentioning channel 4 voted it as the nicest place to live in the UK? Adamshappy 18:48, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Poppies and beer bottles[edit]

Please clarify the relevance of the two images, the poppies photo and that of the beer bottles with particular reference to Epsom. Are the poppies made in Epsom? Are the beers brewed in Epsom?. If there is no particular relevance please add them to the articles where they are being discussed. Dieter Simon 00:42, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

List of pubs/social clubs[edit]

Does the article really need a long list of pubs and social clubs in Epsom? Most of them aren't notable, they're just pubs.

And apparently the 7th Epsom scout group ranks higher than Epsom Playhouse in the list of local entertainments. 172.132.78.203 01:25, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

I think a lot of that could be cut. This page is not as nice as Guildford's though it's better than Leatherhead's SuzanneKn 19:21, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
I've made a new page List of pubs and social clubs in Epsom and put them all there. SuzanneKn 21:53, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

History/Town[edit]

Added info on the clock tower 91.105.143.184 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 09:21, 6 January 2010 (UTC).

Copied here from Wikipedia:New contributors' help page by User:Orangemike[edit]

I accessed an article on Epsom and noted factual mistakes. I merely wanted to correct them (edit?) not write a new article. I do not wish to be identified so I created an account. I will try to find the page again and edit it, but in case I cannot:


1. The article stated that parts of Epsom are in the District of Reigate and Banstead. I strongly suspect that this is not so. I believe the contributor is confusing an indeterminate area loosely referred to as Epsom Downs with Epsom Town. The downland starts at the race course and the village of Langley Vale within the borough of Epsom & Ewell, and extends, without natural borders, into countryside neighbouring Tadworth, Walton Heath, Walton-on-the-Hill, and Banstead, all of which are within the District of Reigate and Banstead.


2. The article stated something to the effect that Epsom is within the Greater London area. I know his is not true. I have lived in the Borough of Epsom & Ewell from 1947 to 1986, and from 2007 to date (2010).

During the time of the London County Council, when Epsom Kingston and Sutton were all under Surrey County Council, there was a Metropolitan Police Force covering the LCC area (save for the City of London) and surrounding areas from the Home Counties, including Epsom and Ewell. The Metropolitan Area was not a tier of local government, just a police authority larger than the LCC, in charge for example of the Carriage Office, regulating London taxicabs. It may also have been used as a convenient descriptive area for other purposes.

When local government authorities were to be reorganised, it was proposed that the Metropolitan Police area become the jurisdiction at county level of the Greater London Council, with subordinate local authorities to be known as London Boroughs. Being in the "Green Belt" (created by the Town & Country Planning Act 1947)), surrounding London's urban sprawl, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council vehemently and successfully opposed this (an expense figure of £3 million springs to mind), with the result that this borough was excluded from the new GLC when it was created in 1963, but continued both to be under Surrey County Council, and to remain in the Metropolitan Police area, paying a precept to the Metropolitan Police Authority as before. Sutton and Cheam formed the major part of the London Borough of Sutton, and Kingston and Surbiton that of the London Borough of Kingston.

Sometime between 1986 and 2007, when I lived elsewhere, this anomaly was corrected and the police authority for Epsom and Ewell is now Surrey County Council.

3.I am sure that I have given enough information to enable someone who, unlike me, knows their way around the internet, to verify my assertions.

4. I will try to find my way back to see your response in a few days.

Junipers18 (talk) 01:17, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

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