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People Profile – Keith Field Model Maker

People Profile – Keith Field Model Maker

Hidden away, in the loft of a double garage in Betchworth, lie glimpses of Middle Earth – the fantasy world of J.R.R Tolkien, described in his books ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Back in 1994, Keith Field made a promise to act as Godparent on behalf of his friends’ son, David, and set him an example of ...

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People Profile – Marion May Fashion Collector

People Profile – Marion May Fashion Collector

Marion lives in Shamley Green and has been making costumes since 1971 for the S.H.A.D.E.S Drama society, which she and her husband have been involved in for over 20 years. Marion became inspired by period costume after handling over 3,000 theatrical fancy dress garments for David Clarke’s Silver Jubilee Pageant in ...

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People Profile- Simon Smith “A Model Trainer”

People Profile- Simon Smith “A Model Trainer”

From an early age Simon Smith loved sport, from tennis in the back garden, dreaming of a Wimbledon final, to football on a patch of grass in front of his house, dreaming of playing for Arsenal. He ‘saw the light’ aged 11 after starting rugby at Gowerton Grammar School in Wales. He wanted to play at Cardiff Arms ...

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People Profile – Chris Wright

People Profile – Chris Wright

Born in 1978 and raised in Norfolk, Chris Wright now lives in Cranleigh with his wife, Rebecca, and two young boys, Patrick and Ben. A self-taught artist, Chris wanted to follow in his grandparents’ creative footsteps, and spent many childhood hours drawing Disney cartoons. Eventually, though, the countryside ...

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People Profile – Neil Longhurst

People Profile – Neil Longhurst

THE MAN WHO SHOOTS BADGERS A few months ago, I was in the Cranleigh Co-op, unable to find what I was looking for, writes George Trolley. I was obviously looking a bit lost because a kindly member of staff approached me and asked if he could help. He quickly pointed me in the right direction and I thanked him and ...

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People Profile – Peter Symonds

People Profile – Peter Symonds

Peter Symonds Landscape Artist, Ewhurst. Peter Symonds was born in 1964 in Surrey and continues to live in the countryside of that same county with his wife and two children in Ewhurst. He started painting full time having graduated from Leicester University in 1986. He is self-taught, though in the early days of ...

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