Tag Archives: A-Z Challenge 2015

E is for Elstead Mill

This lovely building, once a mill still stands, and is now a rather lovely and authentic public house in the rural Surrey village of Elstead. I have an ancestor, Sarah Ellis (nee Hall), born in London who moved to Elstead … Continue reading

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D is for Dennis

Anyone who lives in the Guildford area will be familiar with the business of Dennis Brothers. Originally from Devon the brothers moved to Guildford and set about building bicycle spares. A few years ago I spotted this ashtray, which does … Continue reading

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C is for Compton

Compton is such a pretty village. My Great Aunt lived in the next village and on occasions we would walk from Farncombe to Compton Church Once there we would sit in the pews for a rest, then wander around the … Continue reading

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B is for Bramley

A lovely little village on the main A281 out of Guildford towards the Sussex border. Early on in my career I worked in this cute village. That though, was not my only link to the village. My 5 x Great … Continue reading

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A is for Aldershot

My first choice for A was in fact Alfold. I have a rather lovely postcard of this Surrey village which is close to the Sussex border. My filing system has become flawed! and so I have substituted with Aldershot. Aldershot … Continue reading

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A – Z April Challenge

Over the course of the coming month the Guildford and District blog will be taking part in the April A – Z Blogging Challenge. Each day a post will be published representing the letters of the alphabet – 1st April … Continue reading

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