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People Profile – Helen Tilley – A Local Farmer

People Profile – Helen Tilley – A Local Farmer

For the first twelve years of my life, I lived with my family in South West London, after this time we moved to Surrey. Some of the highlights of my early years, were when my father drove us to the countryside in his car. He encouraged me to stop, look and appreciate the countryside around me and the beauty of nature ...

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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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