News & Events

Seasons Greetings
The Committee of Grayshott Heritage would like to offer our Friends and supporters our very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you to you all for supporting our group, events and projects, and we look forward to more interesting times and pleasant company with you next year.

F and P Snow

Season’s Greetings From Grayshott Heritage

Guided Walks
Our three walks in September proved very popular. Our walking season for this year has now drawn to a close but if you would like to be put on the list for future walks please get in touch through the Contact page. They are free to members and non-members alike.

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.

Spring Friends’ Evening
The Spring Friends’ Evening has been provisionally Scheduled for Tuesday 8th May 2018, at Grayshott Social Club as usual. More details nearer the time.

New Find – Some Old Grayshott Deeds
One of our members has acquired a pair of very interesting deeds from two of Grayshott’s old farms. They relate to property once owned by the Cane family, yeoman farmers who had lived in Headley and Grayshott for centuries. Technically they were copyholders, meaning that they held their land as tenants of the lord of the manor. When a tenant was admitted to a property, two deeds were made at the manor court on one sheet of parchment, which was cut in half. One part was held by the lord and the other by the tenant – hence known as the copy-holder. The proof of authenticity is that only the original copy would match the cut. These are the original tenant’s copies. For a more detailed article please see our New Finds page.

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Top, dated 1773, for High Grayshott and Brightness. Bottom, dated 1804, for Bulls Farm.

 

Latest Newsletter: Number 6, October 2017

NEWSLETTER no. GH 6, October 2017

Friends Evening
The Next Friends’ evening will be on Tuesday November 7th. It will incorporate the AGM (see below) which should only take up a short time. The ‘Boundaries of Grayshott’ and ‘Grayshott in the 1960’s’ will be the evening’s topics for the speakers.

Raffle and refreshments as usual.

Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road.

Doors and bar open 7 pm.

AGM starts 7.30 pm.

Annual General Meeting, Tuesday, 7th November.
We anticipate getting through the formalities as quickly as possible.

There are at present six members on the committee and of course our president. We would be delighted if anyone else would like to join our happy team. There are plenty of small projects that are not too time consuming that would be ideal for someone who has the interest but not much time, alternatively there are some bigger projects for those who like to get more involved.

All present members of the committee are standing for a further year.

Grayshott Banks.
Lloyds Bank, the last proper bank in Grayshott finally closed its doors on Tuesday, October 10th, ending a presence of a bank in the village for 110 years. Starting as The Capital and Counties Bank at the corner of Crossways Road and Hill Road, they moved to the present site as a new building in 1924.

New ‘Finds’
Items continue to turn up. A programme for the ‘Officers Gymkhana Club’ meeting at Bramshott Camp, July 1917, including a steeple chase, musical chairs, parasol and cigarette race etc. One would not think there was a war on! Photograph c.1896 of Grayshott Terrace and Chapman’s Post Office in Crossways Road. Images will appear on the web site in due course.

‘Undershaw’ , Hindhead.
Recently some of the committee attended a most interesting evening held by the new owners of the ‘Undershaw’ with a talk on the 10 years that Conan Doyle lived there. He was responsible for the design and having the house built which he occupied from 1897 to 1907. In addition to the new extension forming part of the school much restoration has taken place to the remaining original part of the building. A credit to the new owners that they have seen fit to carry out this work. We hope that Grayshott Heritage will be more involved here in the future.

Hampshire Community Archive Groups.
We have received an invitation to speak about our activities at the next forum to be held March 2018. Good news that we are deemed suitable to present our organisation at this event. Also some interesting images of Grayshott c 1896 held by the Records office are going to be made available for us to see and hopefully have copies of.

Guided Walks.
The last of the three walks for this year took place during September and were very well attended. We hope to repeat the guided walks again in the spring. If you would like to participate, watch this space for more details in the new year.

Grayshott in the 1960’s.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Pottery trading in Grayshott.

We thought it would be interesting to look back at what was happening in Grayshott during this period when the Pottery started to trade here.

We really would appreciate your help to make this an interesting and fun event. We have some interesting photographs from the period but as always would appreciate any anecdotes, memories, photographs or any interesting items of the era you may be able to lend us or just bring along to the meeting..

There is a special prize for the best/funniest contribution.

Tracey Sharpe (Secretary)                                    Richard Peskett, (Chairman)

Tel: 07887722787                                                     Tel: 01428 604862

Email: trace.sharpe1@talktalk.net                      Email: richard.peskett@btinternet.com

17th October 2017.