Check Out...
Category: Education

The Little Manor – It’s a family thing

The Little Manor – It’s a family thing

The Little Manor emerging from the rubble - 1988 In 2019 Little Manor Service Station, commonly known as ‘The Esso’, is celebrating its 30th anniversary under the ownership of the Lambert family. At the centre of the site is the delightful 15 Century, half-timbered, Little Manor building that nearly lost its fight ...

READ MORE +

The Ornamental Jacksons

The Ornamental Jacksons

Ceiling detail, Basildon Court by Elizabeth E. Harper and Marion R. May In 2001 I produced a book entitled “The Ornamental Jacksons” showing many of the commissions undertaken by my great, great, great grandfather’s ornamental plaster firm, George Jackson & Sons, in London. My cousin, Elizabeth, and I ...

READ MORE +

Commemorate the Anniversary of D-Day

Commemorate the Anniversary of D-Day

A Service to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings which took place on June 6th 1944 will be part of the Evensong Service on Sunday 9th June 2019 at 6.30 p.m. at St Nicolas Church, Cranleigh. We will also be remembering other anniversaries that are taking place in 2019: 75 years since the Battle ...

READ MORE +

Joy of Cranleigh – The Vanished Buildings – June 2019

Joy of Cranleigh – The Vanished Buildings – June 2019

Ordnance Survey map of 1871/4 In the middle ages, the whole country was divided up into parishes, each with its own church building and also an area of land called ‘the glebe’ which was assigned to support the priest. Cranleigh’s glebe was larger than average, because the clay soil was so poor. The priest could ...

READ MORE +

Joy of Cranleigh – The Vanished Buildings – April 2019

Joy of Cranleigh – The Vanished Buildings – April 2019

Bruford’s Brewery in the early 20th century The Vanished Bruford’s Brewery It is amazing that such a large and substantial building as Bruford’s Steam Brewery could have vanished without trace and been forgotten. For thirty to forty years it stood in a prominent position right on the High Street (known as ‘The ...

READ MORE +

Joy of Cranleigh – The Vanished Buildings – March 2019

Joy of Cranleigh – The Vanished Buildings – March 2019

Forges and Smithies This picture of the forge on the Common probably shows Shadrach Trussler and his son Michael The number of people with the surname Smith shows how widespread their job was. The term ‘blacksmith’ came about because iron was the ‘black metal’. Smiths created agricultural tools, weapons, cooking ...

READ MORE +
X