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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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People Profile – David Whorlow – Diving in . . .

People Profile – David Whorlow – Diving in . . .

David was born in Whitstable, Kent, and attended a local grammar school in Canterbury. From a young age he had a passion for sport and as Whitstable didn’t have a pool he actively became involved in coaching other sports at 16, swimming evolved later. However, swimming was very much a summer activity when he was young ...

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