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Fooling Cranleigh

Fooling Cranleigh

Today, there are some things that we just don’t believe are possible when told or shown, like a tall story or an amazing magic trick performed before our very eyes. Is seeing believing? A crocodile in Cranleigh high street? Is it true or even possible? You must be having a laugh! Laughing, playing the fool, and ...

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Haring Around Cranleigh

Haring Around Cranleigh

The hare has been a traditional symbol of fertility and reproduction in some cultures, and its courtship behaviour in the spring inspired the English idiom ‘mad as a March hare’. Like us, they change their behaviour in the spring, when they can be seen in broad daylight chasing one another around the fields in a ...

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Have a Heart For Cranleigh

Have a Heart For Cranleigh

When I fall in love it will be forever! So says the opening line of the famous ballad sung by the late Nat King Cole. What is it that causes a sea change in our hearts, making us feel this great desire to love with all our being and passion, people, places, objects, situations and life itself? Just loving the ...

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Look Up Cranleigh

Look Up Cranleigh

Walking along the road to work or school we often look up at the blue sky, the sun, the stars, or the moon and wonder . . . at the awesome beauty of the universe! The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles that is thrilling to watch. This can also be the time of ...

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A Winter Walk in Cranleigh

A Winter Walk in Cranleigh

When we take a walk, it’s a time to think our own thoughts, breathe deeply and be at one with nature. The journey, be it long or short, is good for mind and body. Where we walk is important too, and with whom. A winter walk has a beauty and excitement all of its own; the crisp crunch of footsteps on a frosty ...

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Fall for Cranleigh

Fall for Cranleigh

For those of us who live and work in Cranleigh and the surrounding areas, we can probably remember the time when we fell in love with the place. We live in an area of stunning natural beauty. It could have been a gradual process or an immediate one. Perhaps you were born here and still live in the area? Maybe you ...

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Colours in Cranleigh

Colours in Cranleigh

You will no doubt have noticed a subtle change in the weather soon  as summer  is fading and autumn beginning. The wind is getting stronger  and the leaves from plants and trees are changing from shades of green to yellow and golden  brown before  they fall to the ground. New colours are all around us! It is ...

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A Letter To The Editor

A Letter To The Editor

“It was a delight to read in the June magazine an account of John Sharp when he was in training for service behind enemy lines during WWII. I was aware of his valued and dangerous activities but the photograph of the aircraft and men parachuting reminded me of what John told me about a certain day during his ...

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Believe in Cranleigh

Believe in Cranleigh

Do you believe in Cranleigh? It might seem like an odd thing to ask, but it’s important to believe in the place you live and work in. Belief validates things and makes them important. We see belief in Cranleigh with community work done to plant flowers around the square, helping people in need and old buildings ...

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Freedom Cranleigh

Freedom Cranleigh

Freedom! What does it mean to you and me? Have you ever stopped to think about it as you live out each day of your life? Perhaps you feel trapped by your life and circumstances. But relatively speaking we enjoy great freedom in our community today, fought for over the ages by individuals like Martin Luther King, ...

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