Places Profile – 70 Years On – Cranleigh in Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign, from 1952-2022

The pictures that follow are a miscellany of the past 70 years, showing regular life in Cranleigh and a few highlights.

Coronation procession along Cranleigh High Street, 2 June 1953
An aerial view of Rowland Road from the west in 1953, with Victoria Road on the right (courtesy of K. Phillips)
Cranleigh Show, 1954
An Aldershot & District bus parked on the railway station forecourt in the 1950s
Glebelands School, opened 1959
The Nursing Mirror had a feature on the Village Hospital in 1959: here the patients are enjoying the sun on the veranda
Hitherwood new estate, 1960s (Women’s Institute Scrapbook, 1965)
Programme of the Cranleigh
Lawn Tennis Tournament, 1965
The floods of September 1968 on the Common
The opening of the Swimming Pool, 1970
The demolition of St Andrew’s church on the Common in 1973 (photo, Ollie Copus)
The Band Hall was opened by
Sir Harry Secombe in 1986
The Regal cinema, Guildford Road, in 1992
The Fountain in the 1990s
Stockland Square, about 2000
New Baptist Church, Guildford Road, 2009
The new Medical Centre, 2012
The Centenary Garden, opened in November 2018
Distanced queuing during the lockdown, 2020
The Village Hall as a vaccination centre during the Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 (courtesy of Cath George)
The last Arriva bus, 2021

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