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People Profile – Ian Stedman – Collector

People Profile – Ian Stedman – Collector

Cranleigh Common in 1911 where Ian's great grandfather David Stedman lived at no. 4 Parkgate Cottages (photograph courtesy of Mike Rackley) I was born in Cranleigh in 1939, though we moved soon afterwards to Guildford. My father, Cecil George Stedman, went to Burma in 1942 to fight the Japanese, and Aunt’s husband ...

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People Profile – Chris Finill – Marathon Runner

People Profile – Chris Finill – Marathon Runner

Chris Finill, left and Steve Pope keeping the pace up on their 'Help for Heroes' fundraising run across America I was born in Harrow, Middlesex on the last day of 1958. I went to a local state primary school which coincidently was the same school Sir Roger Bannister attended. I then went to Harrow County Grammar ...

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People Profile – Rosanna Clare – Leather Worker

People Profile – Rosanna Clare – Leather Worker

I'm Rosanna Clare and I live and work in the Surrey countryside. I have been running my workshop making leather bags and accessories as well as teaching courses for 3 years now and recently moved from Kent to Cranleigh near Guildford. I now live and work at a craft and business centre called Smithbrook Kilns. Here is ...

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People Profile – James Davies – Paramedic

People Profile – James Davies – Paramedic

Iraq - Myself and fellow medic beside Australian military field ambulance I was brought up near Bristol and when I was very young I didn’t have any aspirations towards anything medical. Despite having no military background all I wanted to do was join the Army, I just liked the idea. I would read books about the ...

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People Profile – Pat Disley – Local Resident

People Profile – Pat Disley – Local Resident

Cranleigh Station Platforms - c.1965 © Norman Hamshere My dad’s name was Harry Koster and in London he used to work as a mechanic for the black taxi cabs. He was in Burma during the war and when he came out of the army there was a shortage of jobs and a shortage of homes. He really wanted to get out into the ...

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People Profile – Marilyn Bailey – A New Canvas

People Profile – Marilyn Bailey – A New Canvas

Majolica plate with fruit I live and work as an artist in the village of Dunsfold with my husband, Tim, and we have been there for nearly 22 years now. I was born in London and lived for a couple of years before my family moved to the Essex countryside. My parents had met and married in India, my father worked for ...

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People Profile – Ken Dixon – A Policemans lot . . .

People Profile – Ken Dixon – A Policemans lot . . .

I’ve lived in Cranleigh since 1974 but I’m a London boy, born in Streatham. There was a King on the throne when I was born 67 years ago. My family lived around South London for most of my childhood, first in Orpington and then we moved to Croydon. I came here as a policeman having worked in Guildford and Woking before ...

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