The Village Shops and Houses walk was conducted most enjoyably on the evening of Thursday 20th. If there is enough interest we will run another one – a short walk of 1 1/2 to 2 hours around the village centre. Places must be booked in advance. To do so please get in touch through the Contact page, or directly to Richard Peskett.
We plan to run two more guided walks this summer if there is sufficient interest.
First, a Tree Walk, a mile and a half over about 90 minutes around the village centre to learn about some of our interesting trees. This will be another evening walk.
Also, we may re-run the Medieval Hamlet walk on a weekend morning in August. Three miles over three hours, mostly off road.
The group size for all walks will be limited to 12 people and places must be booked in advance. If you are interested in any of these walks please get in touch through the Contact page.
Superior Camp – Information Sought
Chris Webb, NT Warden for Ludshott Common, is seeking information about the units which were billeted at Superior Camp during WW2. There is plenty known about the camp’s post-war use as social housing but almost nothing in detail is known about the Canadian Army units that were billeted there during the war itself. If you have any information, or even leads, please contact us and we’ll pass it to Chris.
Pissarro and Grayshott
The Grayshott Decorative and Fine Arts Society presents Pissarro and his Artistic Family in London and Grayshott. Camille Pissarro, the founder of French Impressionism, spent time in Grayshott and captured some local scenes. Thursday September 2nd, 2pm at Grayshott Village Hall. Entry fee for visitors is £7.00, refreshments will be available afterwards.
Autumn Friends’ Evening
The autumn Friends’ Evening is scheduled for Tuesday 7th November. More details nearer the time.
New Find – A Cream Jug from the White Heather Dairy
Recently purchased is a small cream jug from the White Heather Dairy, one of three such businesses trading in Grayshott pre 1920. Situated in Headley Road (opposite the present Co-op), and built about 1899, the first advertisement for the establishment appeared in the Grayshott Magazine for January 1900. The 1901 census records Ada bridge as ‘dairy manager’. Subsequent advertisements also include ‘tea rooms’ as part of the business. By 1936 the shop had become a hairdressers of which it still remains as such today although during the 1970/80s it was the Victoria Wine off-licence. This lovely little jug reminds us of a time when almost all fresh produce was local. The milk most likely came from cows that grazed in the fields of Whitmore Bottom, or perhaps the farms of Headley.
Latest Newsletter: June 2017
Another successful Friends evening was held on Tuesday, May 2nd, with just over 50 people attending. A preview of the new Grayshott Heritage web site was shown by John Childs who explained some of the workings of it and what we hope to achieve in the future. Following, John Hill spoke about the outbreak of ‘Spanish’ Flu of 1918-19 , most interesting about its origins ( which was not Spain ) and having claimed the lives of vast numbers of people worldwide it disappeared . Finally we took a look at some of the redevelopment ‘then and now’ that has taken place in Grayshott. Refreshments kindly provided by Jan Bebbington and her team and Ann Myers put together a very successful raffle .
Next Friends evening will be on Tuesday ,November 7th., it will incorporate the AGM which we hope will only take up a short time, boundaries of Grayshott and Grayshott 50 years ago 1967 will be the subjects for the evening. More details next newsletter.
New web site.
This is now up and running, a considerable number of visits already made and we have received much favourable feedback. Much more material still to be transferred from the old site which will be done as time permits. Please take the time to have a look.
Hampshire Community Archive Groups.
Following our participation in the recently held forum at Winchester, John Childs has been asked to provide information as how he researched and put together the ‘Old Grayshott Walk’ booklet as a help and guide to other organisations considering similar projects.
Grayshott Village Guided Walk.
This will go ahead on the evening of Tuesday, July 11th. starting at the Crossways Road car park at 7 pm. The walk will take in both Crossways Road and Headley Road to look at the buildings both commercial and residential which originally formed the ‘ new build ‘ village over 100 years ago and remain today one of the most complete examples of late Victorian / Edwardian village architecture . We will provided images to be compared as we walk round
Numbers for logistical reasons will be limited to about 12 but if oversubscribed a repeat walk can be held.
To secure a place, please contact us: –
16th June 2017.