Posted by Barry
Charlie Gasson – a Hooley Legend - Charles Albert Gasson was a true man of Hooley and a true countryman. He was born in 1906 at No. 3, Star Cottages, next to the Star Inn (all now demolished) on the Brighton Road. He died in 2003 at East Surrey Hospital, aged 96. Charlie went to Chipstead school for 10 years from the age of 4, and became a member of St. Margaret’s Church choir and a bell ringer before retiring after 70 years! Continuing his association with the church, Charlie married Edith Crouch, the daughter of the Verger and Sexton, and their only child Peter was born in 1933.