Tag Archives: Wanborough

Sepia Saturday 205 – They are Good Sports in Surrey!

This week on Saturday Sepia I am going to go along with the sports theme. By coincidence I had an email yesterday that talked about the Ellis family of Elstead in Surrey and several other associated names. This morning whilst … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday – 202

There was something about the prompt photograph that reminded me of a photograph of my Grandfather’s Uncle. In this photograph, Walter Butcher is standing in the fields at Wanborough with another labourer tending to the land. Walter Butcher was born … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 182 –

As I looked at this week’s prompt I had thoughts of my family. My Grandfather and his love of having a flutter and being quite a grump if his horse didn’t win! I pondered this morning why it was that … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Wanborough Church circa 1940

A special church, as my Grandfather and his siblings were Christened here during the 1900 – 1917 period. Submitted as part of Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by The Best Hearts are Crunchy 

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Manor Farm, Wanborough circa 1915

This is the Manor Farm at Wanborough that my Grandfather would have known. My Butcher family farmed here until 1930 when the moved across to Guildford to farm at Manor Farm Onslow Village. Part of my Guildford & District Collection. … Continue reading

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Shades of the Departed – Occupations

I had planned to submit and article for this feature, but life and work got in the way and I have not had time to develop the post properly or to submit it on time. Nonetheless, I had written this … Continue reading

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Family History Writing Challenge – Day 23

Genealogy is like travelling along a country road, following the twists and turns of the road, with those taking the journey unsure of just where they will end up. There can be some real surprises, some curiosities and as always … Continue reading

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