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Where is/was this building? 1939 - distinctive window and doorway, tile hung. L: Anneliese Ladwig, maid for Rev. & Mrs Hutton, at Squintz, 40 Fairway, Merrow. R: Margot Ladwig, maid for the Andrews at Amberley, 28 Fairway, Merrow.
Where is this bracken slope and cluster of buildings downhill? 1939 - John and Eileen, maid at Brook Lodge, Albury Heath.
A4 version PDF.

Newlands Corner Auxilliary Hospital November 1915 by Percy Lloyd This unique photograph of a WWI black nurse, 2nd left, unearthed by AHS now appears in the second edition of Black Poppies by Stephen Bourne.
Which nurse is Superintendent Agnes Suttie and can you identify any of the locals, including Bray, Botting and Coe, in this Red Cross VAD list who worked as nurses at Newlands Corner Auxilliary Hospital in 1915?

Programme of meetings and visits for 2020  Meetings are at 8 p.m. in Albury Village Hall GU5 9AD. 
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Tuesday 17 March
AGM plus Deepdene: A Landscape Rediscovered    An illustrated talk by Alex Bagnall on the history of the Deepdene Estate and its restoration.
Tuesday 21 April The Old Stones   A highly illustrated talk by Andy Burnham, including details of an antiquarian report of a possible megalithic monument in Albury.
Tuesday 19 May
The Mullins and Mayflower Story - 400th Anniversary    Kathy Atherton traces the histories of some local people who travelled to America on the Mayflower in 1620.
Tuesday 16 June
Walk: The Deepdene Trail    A guided walk through the Estate and Italianate gardens (one hilly section). Reservation essential.  
Tuesday 21 July
Visit to Great Tangley Manor    Britain's oldest continuously inhabited house, tea included, by kind permission of Anne Powell-Evans. Reservation essential.  
Tuesday 15 September The History of Newlands Corner    Fairyland, a hospital, soil buildings, army, airshows, Stracheys, Agatha Christie, Clough Williams-Ellis and Silent Pool. An illustrated talk by Trevor Brook.
Tuesday 20 October The Origin of Place Names    Judie English will explain how many local places got their names.
Tuesday 17 November Local Suffragettes    An illustrated talk by Sandy Eve on the fight for the vote for women in the Surrey Hills. Followed by mulled wine & mince pies.

Albury History Society,, was founded in 1971 with the aims of promoting interest and research in local history. Between March and November each year we have a programme of illustrated talks and visits to places of historical interest. Honorary Secretary: Margaret Clarke, 01483 202 294, Minutes of our 2018 AGM, secretary and financial reports are here.

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Pugin chimneys on listed houses in Albury  Wikipedia has entries on Albury, Albury Park, Farley Green, Newlands Corner, the Tillingbourne, Lawbrook or Postford Brook and Silent Pool.

Saxon Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Albury  The Exploring Surrey's Past article about Albury is here:

Saxon church of St Peter and St Paul in Albury Harry Merritt with the heavy Saxon Church door key, Albury, 1965  Some history of the Saxon Old Church, Barn Church, Irvingite Catholic Apostolic Church and St Peter & St Paul is at Albury Churches: here.

St Christopher wall painting at Albury Old Church St Christopher wall painting at Albury Saxon Church 1982 detail of St Christopher on Albury Old Church wall painting  Revealed beneath plaster in 1885 and facing the unusual north door of Albury's Saxon Church is this c1480 wall painting of St Christopher.

St Peter and St Paul Church in Albury in August 1976 Northumberland Chapel in Albury dedicated 1n July 1939  Albury Church's 1939 Northumberland Chapel was designed by Guildford Cathedral architect Edward Maufe and hung with brocatelle from King George VI's coronation.

Albury Saxon church plan of changes over the years Albury Old Church porch  A detailed history of Albury, from 'ald' and 'burh', and Weston Street at British History Online is here:

Domesday Book Albury Surrey  In 1066 Albury and 22 households appear in the Domesday Book. Over a dozen historic spellings of Albury in Blackheath Hundred are documented.

Old map of Albury  Several historical maps, some history and William Cobbett extracts from the University of Portsmouth are here:

Albury photographer James Edward Percy Lloyd J Lloyd Percy Lloyd Photographers Albury Post Office Albury photographer Percy Lloyd Percy Lloyd postcard of Albury Street  Albury photographer Percy Lloyd introduced postcards to Britain: penny-plain-tuppence-coloured; Lloyd's son interviewed: audio.

Old School on Albury Heath in BBC Domesday 1986  The BBC Domesday project of 1986 includes The Old School, Albury and Farley Heath, Tillingbourne Trout Farm, the Roman Temple and White Lane Farm.

Albury History Society Farley Heath Roman Temple model  AHS has this model of Farley Heath Roman Temple, Friends of the Hurtwood have a few details, while a 147 page Surrey Archaeology paper is here.

Samian bowl - Farley Green Roman Temple  The story of this Samain bowl find is in Surrey Archaeological Collections of 1932 and a 1939 summary of Farley Green Temple appeared in Nature.

A Topographical History of Surrey by E.W. Brayley  Much about 1841 Albury, the Roman site on Farley Heath and surrounding villages appears in A Topographical History of Surrey by E.W. Brayley.

Irvingite Catholic Apostolic Church in Albury Albury Surrey Trust House Drummond Arms in 1922  Seventy old photographs covering Albury, Silent Pool and Newlands Corner from 1890 are in the Francis Frith collection, here.

Newlands Corner and Albury geological map Albury Geological Trail  Bargate Stone, Hythe Sand, Gault Clay and Upper Greensand are explained in Newlands Corner - Albury Geology Trail, by Surrey RIGS.

Weston Wood Albury Bronze Age research dig in 1963 Weston Wood Albury Bronze Age burnished bowl map of finds at Albury Weston Wood excavations Joan Harding excavations at Weston Wood, Albury in 1963   Joan Harding's 1963 Bronze Age Weston Wood excavation details are here, in Surrey Archaeology and audio 023.

Albury Park Barrow table mound round barrow  Megalithic Portal lists Albury Park Mound, Weston Wood Tumulus (demolished), Albury Fishponds Stone, Tyting Farm Barrow, St Martha's Circles and Lid Well.

Albury Mill and Paper-Mold Manufactory near Guildford in Surry1830 model of Albury Mill: James Warner executed for attempted murder and arson  AHS has this 1830 court model of Albury Mill, when James Warner was executed for attempted murder and arson in the Swing Riots; page 23 here.

Chilworth Gunpowder Mills scheduled monument map Chilworth Gunpowder Works, 1885 incorporating mills viewed from above  Scheduled monument Chilworth Gunpowder Works [video] had WW1 anti-aircraft guns and employed 600; details in Wey River and a walk by Glenys Crocker.

Albury Pigeon House pre-1979 before restoration Albury Pigeon House after 1980 restoration  Albury's unusual octagonal Tudor Pigeon House in Weston Yard (for saltpetre in gunpowder) was restored by Dr Maurice Burton, 1979-1980; talk.

Albury Carpenters Yard with Pigeon House to the north east by Alf Howick Albury carpenters workshop by Alf Howick  Albury Pigeon House in Weston Yard is visible beyond the estate Carpenters Yard and its workshops.

Henry Drummond Albury Estate Yard Plan with railroads  Henry Drummond's Plan of Farm Buildings shows a network of tram roads and turntables in Albury Estate yard, with moveable railroad tracks to the hay ricks.

Dr Maurice Burton at Albury Pigeon House on 27 June 1987 by Trevor Brook Loch Ness Elusive Monster by Dr Maurice Burton 1961 Rear of Weston House in Albury in 1975  Maurice Burton, zoologist, Elusive Monster author and New Scientist writer dismissing Loch Ness monster claims, lived at Weston House.

Kings Bakery Albury W King and Sons Bakers and Confectioners circa 1970 Albury Village garage and petrol station circa 1910 Albury Garage and Shell petrol station circa 1970 Silent Pool  Albury had a bakery and petrol station until the 70s. Surrey Life has articles on Silent Pool, Albury Park Mansion and Albury.

Albury Tunnel beneath Silver Wood by John Evelyn  Albury Park gardens, terrace, tunnel under Silver Wood and 'Roman Baths' created by John Evelyn around 1665 are described in London's Lost Gardens.

Albury Park Icehouse on OS map of 1937 Pencil and watercolour drawing of Albury Parsonage by John Hassell circa 1800  Both Albury Park and Weston House had ice houses and some watercolours of Albury by John Hassell from about 1800 are here.

Albury Park Mansion Icehouse in 2018 Albury Park Mansion Icehouse in 2018 Albury Park Mansion Icehouse in 2018 Albury Park Mansion Icehouse in 2018 Albury Park Mansion Icehouse in 2018  Albury Park Mansion's hillside icehouse had a door leading to a brick lined passage, a further door and then a ladder into a deep pit for ice and produce.

Swans, lake and vineyard in Albury circa 1645 by Wenceslaus Hollar A lake, vineyard, swans and an arched building are depicted in a 1645 Wenceslaus Hollar print of Albury at the British Museum.

Dog Kennel Lane before New Road and Albury Park by William Clement Finch 1758-1794 Dog Kennel Lane in Albury Park Albury Green and Dog Kennel Lane in detail from Anthony Browne 1813-1898 map  Dog Kennel Lane connected Albury Heath with Albury Green until Henry Drummond constructed New Road around 1842 and enclosed the Park.

Eleven Catholic Apostolic apostles: Henry John King-Church, Henry Drummond, Henry Dalton, John Owen Tudor, Spencer Perceval, Nicholas Armstrong, William Dow, Francis Sitwell, Thomas Carlyle, Francis Valentine Woodhouse, John Bate Cardale Eleven apostles of Catholic Apostolic Church from Albury Chapel caretaker David Hamp Flying gold dove suspended over the font at Albury Catholic Apostolic Church  1850s photographs show eleven Apostles and the AHS talk about the Irvingite Albury Conferences, Albury and the Catholic Apostolic Church by Dr Tim Grass, is here.

World War II Pillbox on St Martha's Hill Wartime pillbox on Albury Downs  A map of North Downs wartime GHQ Line defence pillboxes, with some design details, is at

Armoured car in Albury, 1940 Helen Lloyd's car in the river Tillingbourne on 19th April 1941  The Mass Observation diary of Helen Lloyd at Weston House describes anti-tank defences... and how her car went into the Tillingbourne.

Mathematician William Oughtred of Albury  1600s Albury rector William Oughtred, inventor of the slide rule and 'x' for multiplication, has a plaque in the Saxon Church and a biography in Geek Atlas.

Shere and Albury Volunteer Fire Brigade turn-out in the country in 1899; building plaque: S&A V.F.B 1885  British Film Institute has 1899 footage by Charles Goodwin Norton of Shere and Albury Volunteer Fire Brigade leaving the fire station in Shere on a turn-out: video.

Curious Albury by Eric H Rideout and Karin A Brown, 1980, booklet cover Drummond Arms Hotel & Brewery advertisement  Maps and details of Albury, Weston Street, Brook, Little London and Farley Heath are in the 1980 booklet Curious Albury by Rideout and Brown.

Albury Park by Helen Northumberland booklet cover The Dining Room with panels of Soho tapestry from Northumberland House Frith postcards of Albury Park Evelyn gardens  A comprehensive 1951 guide to the Park and 'gardens which, without exception, are the prettiest in England' is Albury Park by Helen Northumberland.

Montgomery Memorial cairn and Albury Trust bench on Albury Heath Montgomery Memorial Plaque on Albury Heath  Albury Trust erected Albury Heath's Field Marshal Montgomery Memorial, commemorating the review of Canadian troops in May 1944 prior to D-Day landings: audio.

Gavin Maxwell's mother's mink (not rabbit) farm at Albury Park circa 1927 Gavin Maxwell loads a harpoon for shark fishing  Country Life has old photographs of Albury, including the Chinchilla rabbit farm at Albury Park run by Gavin Maxwell's aunt, in 1927, here.

Thomas_Robert Malthus by John Linnell Principle of Population on Human Happiness by Thomas R Malthus Malthus family home Dalton Hill, Albury circa 1970 Elias Ashmole (Ashmolean Museum) by John Riley  Thomas Malthus, whose Principle of Population inspired Darwin, lived at Dalton Hill. Antiquary Elias Ashmole lived at Weston House.

Martin Tupper by Francois Theodore Rochard, 1846 Albury Rifle Club founded 1848 by Martin Farquar Tupper Combe Lane Rifle Range near Albury & Shere  Proverbial Philosophy author Martin Tupper excavated Roman remains and initiated the volunteer Albury Rifle Club in 1848.

Albury House in 1792 by Anthony Devis Hilltop mushroom hut in Albury by Man Mushroom Anthony Devis  Albury House in 1792 and hilltop hut by 'Man Mushroom' Anthony Devis, an early umbrella user, described in Martin Tupper's autobiography. Talk.

Stereograph / stereoscopic photo Martin Tupper & family at Albury House 1864 Martin Tupper Albury House c1850 by John Chaplin, 2 Leapale Road, Guildford John Chaplin Photographer, Lea Pale Road, Guildford Martin Tupper and family, Albury House 1854  1860s photographer John Chaplin of Leapale Road, Guildford, made stereoscopics and glass plates of Martin Tupper and family at Albury House.

Albury Duchess Memorial Cross for Louisa Drummond/Percy opposite Albury Church by Evelyn Hellicar Albury Memorial Cross inscription: To Louisa Duchess of Northumberland died Dec 18 1890. Buried in Westminster Abbey. This cross is raised in grateful remembrance  Evelyn Hellicar's memorial cross to Louisa Percy, Duchess of Northumberland and Henry Drummond's daughter, is opposite the church of St Peter and St Paul.

Albury Memorial Library, Albury Street, beside Albury Hall in 1975  Albury Memorial Library was built after WW2, while church WW1 and WW2 war memorials, lists of names and biographies are at They Gave Their Today.

WWI soldier Gilbert Bellinger mounted on horse with sword Gilbert Bellinger formal photograph Woodside, Albury Heath, in 1976. Once home of artist Gerald Metcalfe. Gerald Metcalfe design for Albury Church World War One Memorial Albury Church World War One Memorial  Somme survivor Gilbert Bellinger of Little London and Brook was model for Gerald Metcalfe of Woodside for his watercolour and Albury's First World War memorial.

Albury Silver Band / Albury Brass Band in 1907  The thriving Albury Brass Band or Silver Band, here in 1907, had over 25 members and was active until the First World War.

J Lloyd Albury Post Office clock now in the Village Hall The Old Post Office in Albury Street Albury Village Hall in 1975  Lloyd's clock from the Albury Old Post Office now displays alongside panels of war dead inside the Village Hall, in The Street.

The Forge, Albury, where the Post Office van was garaged overnight Albury Post Office circa 1956 Albury old Post Office at Weston Dene Les Quantrill and Bob Royal Mail Albury Sorting Office in 1990 Pratt's Stores, Albury, circa 1980  Royal Mail's van was garaged in the Forge and Albury Post Office progressively moved along the Street to Pratt's Stores.

425 Dorking bus crashes into Albury Village Hall in January 1982  Originally Albury National School, from 1833 to 1894, some improvement works took place after a Dorking-bound bus crashed into the Village Hall in January 1982.

The signpost, tea gardens and people at Newlands Corner in 1935 The RAC officer and hut at Newlands Corner in 1935 The Tea Gardens at Newlands Corner Entrance, Newlands Corner Car Park, Petrol, Fee 6d sign in 1935  In 1935 Newlands Corner, named Fairyland around its ancient yews, had an RAC box at the top of The Sweeps, tea gardens, 6d car park fee and petrol.

The Sweeps, Ascent to Newlands Corner from Silent Pool Harrowhill Copse/Harrow Hill/White Cottage bungalow at Newlands Corner by Clough Williams-Ellis for John St Loe Strachey. c1975, seemingly rebuilt in brick J St Loe Strachey cottage of clay at Newlands Corner from Horbury newspaper A Pisé Example Revival of an Old Method, bungalow at Newlands Corner by Clough Williams-Ellis: Architectural Design Compilation, 1926  Clough Williams-Ellis designed a pisé bungalow at Newlands Corner, built with rammed earth for £101 in 1919, and Albury Park's Half Moon Pond.

An Old World Garden at Newlands Corner Hotel Library at Newlands Corner Hotel circa 1930 The colonnade at Newlands Corner Hotel Newlands Corner Hotel around 1979  Newlands Corner Hotel, now Manor House Hotel, had an old world garden, library and striking colonnade.

British Hospitals' Air Pageant Newlands Corner 29 April 1933 Surrey Times Surrey Air Ambulance Harrow Hill Newlands Corner 29 April 1933 Surrey Times Newlands Corner Jubilee Air Display 22 April 1935 at Harrow Hill Tom Campbell Black's Avro 540 at Harrow Hill Farm Newlands Corner 22 April 1935  Air displays at Newlands Corner attracted 15,000 in 1933 and 1935 while on White Lane the RAF had Merrow Flying Field during WW2.

Stapledown House, Shere, March 1984 Stapledown, Staple Lane in August 1986 Hut studio theatre at Staplehurst, Shere, March 1984 Hut studio theatre, Staple Lane, Shere/Clandon, March 1984  In the 1930s Clough Williams-Ellis did designs at nearby Stapledown, with its Hut studio theatre, where Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester lived.

Concrete Dew Pond on old Drove Road, North Downs Way, Combe Lane Map of concrete dew pond on North Downs Way, Combe Lane, Shere  This concrete dew pond, beside Combe Lane, provided water for livestock following the North Downs Way Drove Road or after ascending Combe Bottom.

1935 Albury Womens Institute screen designed by Miss Joan Drew, framework by Lady Eustace Percy: Albury in 1899 with cab and governess cart; The Old Church A.D.1000 Rejoicings in 1815; Tillingbourne Flower Show in 1875, Founded 1860; Brook Farm in 1890 with water wheel. NFWI Horticultural Hall Exhibition Gold Star 100%  In 1935, 36 Albury WI members embroidered a screen depicting a cab, governess cart, Tillingbourne Flower Show and Brook Farm in 1890 with an undershot waterwheel.

Percy Lloyd 1879 postcard of Albury Old Mill. Police drained the waters in 1926 searching for Agatha Christie after her abandoned car was found at the chalk quarry up Water Lane, towards Newlands Corner Belshaw Ltd 1912 electricity generator at Albury Old Mill, engineer Herbert Howick  The estate generated electricity at Albury Old Mill, using the miller's old turbine and the flow of the Tillingbourne, described by Alf Howick: audio 040.

Police search the head race at Albury Old Mill after Agatha Christie's disappearance 1,000 police and 15,000 volunteers searched around Newlands Corner for Agatha Christie in December 1926 after her car was found abandoned near Water Lane chalk pit. This is a volunteer or police vehicle Searchers for Agatha Christie relax for lunch at Newlands Corner  The Mill was dredged in 1926 as police and volunteers sought Agatha Christie after her car was abandoned by Water Lane chalk pit.

SIHG Study of Albury Estate Water Supply Water Pump at Vale End, Albury Poncelet water wheel at Vale End pumping station, Albury  SIHG won 2007's Margery Award researching Vale End pumping station's unusual Poncelet waterwheel which filled a reservoir up Albury Warren.

New Road Pump House Albury New Road Pump House bevel gears Albury New Road Pump House interior Albury water pipe network and pump locations  Park Gate pumping station at the bottom of New Lane fed water from the Tillingbourne to Albury Park and occasionally for the village; audio 106

The Paddlecombs, Albury, Surrey c1912 The Padlecombs in Albury circa 1912 The Paddlecombs in Albury, 2017  Albury boasts a unique word: The Paddlecombs is the area rising from the village and once the path to school, at the summit of the Warren.

Trees at Albury Park by R. Charles Walmsley FRICS, 1973 Home Farm Buildings, Turbine, Howard Water Course and works by Green & Carter The Tillingbourne River Story, Shere, Gomshall & Peaslake Local History Society, 1984  Booklets list Trees at Albury Park, with an 1880 water turbine, mills and waterways in Home Farm Buildings and The Tillingbourne River Story.

Map of Albury Brick Field brickworks and kiln in 1873 Albury Brickworks Cottage circa 1979  A brickworks and cottage for the worker attending the firing kiln existed beside Weston Wood and the A25.

Horses hauling tree trunks in Albury by Alf Howick Old photograph of Albury Sawmill with traction engines and steam power Albury Sawmill Albury Sawmill abandoned by Alf Howick  Until 1988 there was a sawmill by Albury Brick Field, shown with steam power for the machines and later, abandoned.

Albury Police House 1867 with Inspector Robert Parker and family.jpg Wood Lodge circa 1980, the old Albury Police House  Albury Police House, now Wood Lodge, was on Sherbourne. Inspector Robert Parker and family were photographed there in 1867.

Boat House on Postford Pond Albury in 1871 Route of new Chilworth Road Albury marked on map Ordnance Survey map Albury 1895  A Boat House and the greater part of Postford Pond were lost when new Chilworth Road bypassed Mill Lane in the 1880s.

Chilworth to Gomshall and Shere bypass road plan, Surrey Advertiser 22 July 1939  War stopped a 1939 Chilworth to Gomshall and Shere bypass road passing through 'open country' of Blackheath, Farley Heath, Brook, Shere Heath and Burrows Lea.

Albury Heath Post Office circa 1900 Post Office Albury Heath circa 1900 The Bungalow on Albury Heath, previously Post Office circa 1980 Albury Heath Old Post Office in May 1988  Albury Heath had its own post office at Park Corner, the junction of Sandy Lane, Park Lane and New Road.

Albury Workhouse and Little London School on Lt. Malden's map circa 1825 Heath Lodge circa 1980 was Albury Workhouse 1732 to 1836 Auction poster for Albury Workhouse closure i 1836  Near Little London School, Albury Workhouse (now Heath Lodge) in Park Road, with attached brewhouse, was built in 1732 for 12 paupers and closed in 1836 with an auction.

33 men outside William 4th pub, Little London, Albury, c1900. Licensee: Mercer William The Fourth, Little London, Albury Heath, Proprietor Mark Lee William IVth public house in Little London, once the Garibaldi, in 1975 The Garibaldi pub in Little London, 1873, now William IVth  Little London's William IVth was The Garibaldi till c1875, after the Italian patriot given Freedom of the City of London in 1864.

Garibaldi Inn inquest into death of farm worker and two horses by lightning strike at Dilton Farm in 1867  The 1867 inquest into death by lightning strike of a farm worker and two horses at Dilton Farm, Farley Green, was held at the Garibaldi Inn.

Families at Holt's Store, Brook, Hill, Albury - Farley Green Holt's Shop Brook Hill Albury circa 1910 Cottage and Brook Stores Holt's Shop at Brook Holt's Shop Brook and wall cut-out for Aladdin Pink Paraffin pump  Holt's Store and post office on Brook Hill, between Farley Green and Albury, delivered milk, had an Aladdin Pink Paraffin pump and operated until the late 1970s.

Watercress beds at Ford Farm on Albury Heath in 1975  From 1854, watercress beds, including Postford and these at Ford Farm, grew 400 tons a year along Law Brook and the Tillingbourne; more.

Chilworth and Albury Station with steam engine passing in 1936 1950s Sugar Puffs advert at Chilworth and Albury Station with porter signalman Henry Dowling. More:  Chilworth and Albury Station with porter signalman Henry Dowling featured in this 1950s Sugar Puffs advertisement.

Brook crossing on Albury Heath with Brook Lodge Guest House beyond Catch Points sign from Brook Crossing in Albury found on embankment by Dan Brown Brook Crossing Box on 5th November 1955 South Eastern & Chatham Railway sign from Chilworth & Albury Station found in pond by Dan Brown  Brook Crossing had catch points and a wooden Box while South Eastern Railway operated Chilworth and Albury Station.

North Downs Line 1800s Portsmouth extension plan James Wyld 1874 map of Guildford & Reigate Railway Portsmouth link:  A Portsmouth extension to the Guildford and Reigate Railway was mooted in the mid 1800s, running from Little London, across Brook Hill and through Blackheath.

Lockner near Chilworth North Downs Line memorial topiary pheasant Jessie's Seat for guard Henry Wicks and soldiers killed in 1892; aka 'The Chilworth Chicken' Jessie's Seat memorial to 4 March 1892 guard Henry Wicks aka Chilworth Chicken Chilworth & Albury Station circa 1960  Jessie's Seat, a topiary pheasant at Lockner, marks the 1892 death of guard Henry Wicks. North Downs Line history by Alan Edwards is here.

Bottings Mill at Albury C A Botting and Sons Ltd Albury Mill GU5 9AA business card C A Boting andSons Albury Flour Mill model  Bottings Flour Mill in Mill Lane, 1911-1990, is described in Milling in Albury and also appears in videos VTS 01 1, VTS 01 2 and audio 082.

Model of Bottings Mill in Albury Old Botting Mill turbine at Tillingbourne Trout Farm Botting and Sons Albury Mill Dennis lorry Phone 8 Shere, Registration ?FU 2043 C A Botting Bakers' Confectioners' Gold Medal 1939, Royal Agricultural Hall, London  C A Botting and Sons had a large turbine, a Dennis lorry and won wheat flour awards at the Bakers', Confectioners' and Allied Traders' International Exhibition.

Tillingbourne Trout Farm at Albury Mill c1985 Fishy Tale Tillingbourne Trout Farm Surrey Advertiser 1978 Nameboard of Tillingbourne Trout at Albury Mill Valley of Rainbows Tillingbourne Trout Farm Surrey Advertiser  Using the flowing river water and with eight large tanks, Tillingbourne Trout Farm was beside Bottings Mill, 1977-1990.

Pre war bell tents at Treetops Holiday Camp, Farley Green Treetops Winterfold Holidays brochure 1928 Chalets at Treetops Holiday Camp Farley Green c1955 Treetops Holiday Camp owners house at Farley Green circa 1983 Swimming pool in the woods at Treetops Holiday Camp Farley Green with man in bra circa 1935 Tennis court at Treetops Holiday Camp Farley Green with ballet dancers c1935   From 1925 using bell tents, Farley Green's first holiday camp, Treetops, had 30 cabins, woodland swimming pool and a tennis court.

Treetops Holiday Camp Farley Green row of chalets 1950s Treetops Farley Green Holiday Camp chalets by the croquet green c1959 Swimming pool and waterfall at Treetops Holiday Camp, Albury 1940s horse riding near Treetops, Farley Green Chalets at Treetops Holiday Camp Farley Green circa 1950 Chalets and tennis court at Treetops Holiday Camp, Farley Green, Albury   Also with croquet and golf greens, dining room, swing, see-saw and nearby horse riding, more chalets appeared at Treetops.

Greetings from Treetops Holiday Camp near Guildford, Frith postcard GLD119 circa 1955 Greetings From Treetops poscard by Ken Fensom of Shere Treetops Holiday Camp in the heart of the Surrey pine hills, small brochure Treetops Holiday Camp in the heart of the Surrey pine hills, large brochure Railway carriages accomodation at Treetops Holiday Camp Farley Green Treetops Farley Green Holiday Camp railway carriages and tennis court   Treetops postcards and brochures were produced and disused railway carriages added for more accomodation.

Czech Sudeten refugees from Nazi takeover building chalets at Surrey Hills Surrey Hills Guest House Holiday Resort postcard Czech Sudeten refugee cook Brook Lodge ex carriage then schoolhouse, Albury Heath c1980  In 1938, supported by Rev. Philip Gray, over 100 Sudeten Czech refugees from the Nazi takeover built chalets at Surrey Hills and had a school at Brook Lodge: audio 105.

Gerhard Hofner in Bavarian outfit aged 3 One of the Lucky Ones by Gerhard Hofner cover Brook Lodge Red Falcon Scouts 1939, Gerhard Hofner fifth from left Brook Lodge School, Albury Heath postcard   Refugee Gerhard Höfner published his account of coming to Albury, the Red Falcon Scouts and Brook Lodge School in One of the Lucky Ones.

Table discovered in 2019 made by Sudeten refugees at Surrey Hills, Albury Sudeten refugee table made 17 March 1939 found in Upham, Hampshire Surrey Hills table made by Sudeten refugees 17 March 1939  In 2019 this table emerged in Upham, Hampshire: "Sudeten German Refugees/works for the comrads in/Surrey Hills/Thomas Haberkorn-Heinrich Wirnitzer/Henry Weisbach/17th March 1939".

Naturist/nudist Surrey Downs Sun Club logo and welcome sign at Edgeley Park, Farley Green in 1995 Swimming pool at nauturist/nudist Surrey Downs Sun Club, Edgeley Park, Farley Green, Albury in 1995 Bildormarian and other chalets at naturist/nudist Surrey Downs Sun Club, Edgeley Park, Farley Green in 1995 Edgeley Park holiday camp house in August 1976  From 1941 to 2011 the naturist Surrey Downs Sun Club had a clubhouse, swimming pool and chalets at Edgeley Egg Farm/Edgeley Park in Farley Green.

Hurtwood Gypsy School postcard Harold G Bailey c1926, Master Mr A R Milner Gypsy School With No Truants, Daily Express 12 January 1926 Hurtwood First School For Gypsies, Daily Express, 12 January 1926 Near Wicket's Well on Winterfold in the Hurtwood Hurtwood gypsy camp  The first in the country, Hurtwood Gypsy School, 1926-1934, served families living in a camp around Wicket's Well.

JCC Half Day Trial Hurtwood Hill March 1930 JCC Half Day Trial Hurtwood Hill March 1930  Following on from cycle tours in earlier years, in the 1930s the Junior Car Club, JCC, ran competitive car rallies through the steep lanes of Hurtwood/Winterfold.

Winterfold Heath Forest postcard 1910 Farley Heath, Surrey, Farley Green, postcard 1906 Picnic: July 1917 by Rose McCaulay  In Picnic: July 1917 Rose McCaulay described mortar shells and guns heard in Hurtwood, from the Western Front in France.

Hurtwood Control ranger Robert Ware saw the Surrey Puma  About The Hurtwood of 1991 documents 1970s stories of the Surrey Puma, spotted a dozen times by the ranger, Bob Ware. Albury's Dr Maurice Burton remained unconvinced.

St Martha's Church is floodlit over Christmas, Tyting Society St. Martha's camouflaged by branches of trees in 1914 to prevent it's being a landmark to enemy Zeppelins.   Albury Estate workers covered St Martha's Church with fir tree camouflage during the First World War to stop its use as a landmark by Zeppelins.

Martha's Hill ruin in 1763 drawn by Francis Grose and engraved by R.B. Godfrey St Martha's Chapel in 1819 in Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet John Chaplin of Guildford glass plate of St Martha's Chapel Ruins circa 1860   Long a ruin after a 1745 gunpowder explosion, St Martha's, on Martyr's Hill, was once owned by Newark Priory. Histories here and here.

St Martin's Church in Blackheath with Anna Lea Merritt murals Anna Lea Merritt by Frederick Hollyer, 1886 Window in loving memory of asbestos manufacturer John Bell in St Martin's Church, Blackheath  St Martin's, Blackheath, by Charles Townsend has unique Anna Lea Merritt murals, described by Olive Maggs, and a window to asbestos maker John Bell of Lockner.

Shere and District Rural Preservation Society SDRPS leaflet cover The Story Of Merrow Downs And St Martha's Chapel  From 1931, Shere and District Rural Preservation Society published leaflets: Farley Heath & Roman Temple; Merrow Downs & St Martha's Chapel; Stephen Langton & Silent Pool.

The Tillingbourne Valley an illustrated map by John Flower, 1986 version  Cartographer John Flower of Farley Green created his first illustrated map of The Tillingbourne Valley in 1986, PDF, followed by the 1993 edition.

Along the Pilgrims' Way Illustrated Map - Winchester, Alton, Farnham, Guildford, Reigate, Maidstone, Canterbury by John Flower ISBN 0-9533158-0-0  Along the Pilgrims' Way Illustrated Map - Winchester, Alton, Farnham, Guildford, Reigate, Maidstone, Canterbury was created by John Flower in 1998, here.

Barn Tea Rooms at Newlands Corner c1975 Silent Pool Cottage Tea Room and the Shere Bypass, Albury c1975 Ponds Cottages, Little London c1975  Newdigate Burne, Angel-in-Charge at Albury Catholic Apostolic Church, wrote in 1897 parish magazines of road changes and the coming of railways, here.

Social History of the Parish of Albury document  The 2011 four page Social History of the Parish of Albury over the past 40 years, by Albury History Society, is here.

1939 census of Albury  1939 census pages covering every property in Brook, Farley Green and Albury are all collected together here with an index here.

Albury millennium Son et Lumiere programe and ticket Cast of Albury Son et Lumiere: Penelope, Keith James Bolam, Kate O'Mara  A Millennium Celebration, one thousand years in the life of Albury Son et Lumière was staged on the lawns of Albury Park Mansion in 2000. Script.

15th century Shophouse Farm, Farley Green in 1970 Dendrochronolgy tree rings at Grange Cottage, Albury circa 1515 Meadow Cottage, Albury in 1970  Tree ring dendrochronology helps Domestic Buildings Research Group give building dates for Albury, Brook and Farley Green.

Weston Yard in Albury Conservation Area publication by Guildford Borough Council 1989   The Albury Conservation Area map and illustrated brochure produced by Guildford Borough Council in 1989 is here.

Albury Parish Council logo  Albury Parish Council has a brief history of Albury here. Albury St Peter And St Paul Parish Records, 1559-1981, are here.

Tillingbourne Tales Heritage Lottery Fund HLF Project map  Albury is included in Tales & Trails of the Tillingbourne Valley HLF Project, researching a unique industrial past which stamped its character on communities.

Over the years Albury History Society has built up an extensive archive of historical material going back to the 16th Century, which is housed at the Surrey History Centre in Woking. These records have been catalogued, 8261 and 8261ADD, and are available to visitors for research or general interest. Their National Archives record is here:

A searchable index of Albury History Society slides, photographs and talk scripts is here.

Around 100 Albury History Society audio and video recordings, from 1947 onwards, to hear or watch:
001 Mrs Win Browne, Albury Friendship Club, March 1981, 24min.mp3
002A Mr Vic Woods (81) builder, Recollections of Albury with Bob Casbard, ~1981, 45min.mp3
002B Albury Bygones evening using the archives, Bob Casbard, AVH 9 September 1981, 46min.mp3
003 Augustus Pugin by Clive Wainwright, V&A Museum, AVH 31 October 1979, 58min.mp3
004 Evening of Reminiscence at Weston House, identities at end, 10 September 1980, 1H35min.mp3
005 Timber Framed Buildings of Albury by Miss Carol Martin, AVH 22 October 1980, 1H15min.mp3
006 The Ground We Tread by Mrs Blatchford, AVH 20 November 1980 1H30min.mp3
007 Pigeon Houses by Dr Maurice Burton, AVH, 22 April 1981, 1H2min.mp3
008 A Craftsman and His Tools, Vic Wood interviewed by Dr Burton at Heathmead, Little London, undated, 31min.mp3
009 Miss Helen Lloyd with senior citizens of Farley Green, Recollections, identities at end, 11 June 1974, 52min.mp3
011 Smugglers of Albury by Mrs Jean Kirby, read by Bertram Caton, Study of Weston House, Version1of3, 28 April 1982, 1H2min.mp3
012A Mrs Etherington and sister Francis Swanfox, Recollections of Life in Albury, Weston Yard Cottages 23 August 1982, 1H18min.mp3
012B Proverbial Philosophy by Martin Tupper, The Songwriter's Guide to Victorian Sensations, BBC Radio 4 extract, July 1983, 6min.mp3
013 8th Albury Old Church Evening, Albury through the Ages, 19 June 1982, 1H17min.mp3
014 Smugglers of Albury by Mrs Jean Kirby, read by Bertram Caton, Master Version3of3, 1999, MD 39min.mp3
015 Martin Tupper by grandson Rev Martin Tupper, AVH 27 April 1983, 55min.mp3
016A The MAY family from America, Weston House 17 July 1984, 43min.mp3
016B Dr Maurice Burton 90 presentation by Geoffrey Elms, Weston House garden, Recorded by Trevor Brook Sunday April 10 1988, 10mins.mp3
017 Mr Stanley Lloyd son of Percy Lloyd, with Bertram Caton & Bob Casbard, 21 January 1984, 1H19min.mp3
018 Recollections of Dr Maurice Burton with Bertram Caton & Bob Casbard, Drawing Room, Weston House 23 August 1984, 1H44min.mp3
019 Tales of a Family by Ralph Dabner, AVH 18 April 1983, 22min.mp3
021 The Surrey Musters by Mrs A Patterson, AVH 21 March 1984, 59min.mp3
022 Gypsies by Denis E. Harvey, author of English Gypsy Caravan, AVH 19 October 1983, 1H50min.mp3
023 Bronze Age Settlements in Weston Woods by Mrs J Harding, Shere VH (repeat of AHS 1977 talk) 10 January 1984, 58min.mp3
024 Chilworth Gunpowder Works by Professor Alan Crocker, AVH 17 October 1984, 1H38min.mp3
025 Montgomery Plaque Unveiling by Albury Trust, Geoffrey Elms, Bertram Caton, Maurice Burton, Albury Heath 1 September 1984, 15min.mp3
027 J C (Jack) & Dorothy Jeorrett with Bertram Caton & Bob Casbard, Fairlee, Farley Green 14 March 1985, 50min.mp3
028 11th Albury Old Church Evening, Picture of a Village, 22 June 1985, 1H5min.mp3
029 A History of Guildford by Bertram Caton, AVH 17 September 1986, 1H25min.mp3
030 12th Albury Old Church Evening, Drummond bicentenary and Albury moves to Weston, 22 June 1986, 1h5min.mp3
031 Albury Then and Now by Bob Casbard, AVH 19 October 1986, 1H27min.mp3
032 The Mills on the Tillingbourne by Dr Peter Brandon, AVH 19 November 1986, 1H45min.mp3
033 A History of Christmas Cards by Dr Maurice Burton, AVH 21 October 1987, 59min.mp3
034 The Hamlet of Weston by Dr Maurice Burton, AVH 9 December 1987, 1H27min.mp3
035A Albury House by John Foulsham AVH 18 March 1987 46min.mp3
035B AHS Annual General Meeting, AVH 18 March 1987 17min.mp3
036 13th Albury Old Church Evening, Keith Abrams Musicians, Verse and prose The Four Seasons, 20 June 1987, 1H1min.mp3
037 A Baker's Tale by G King with Bertram Caton & Bob Casbard at Broomfield, New Road, Gomshall 21 January 1983, 50min.mp3
038 14th Albury Old Church Evening, Village Life, 18 June 1988, 1h18min.mp3
039 The Paper Mills of Surrey by Prof Alan Crocker, AVH 16 November 1988, 1H30min.mp3
040 Albury Memories by Alfred Howick, April meeting, Recorded Blythwood, Shophouse Lane, Farley Green 9 March 1989, 37min.mp3
041 15th Albury Old Church Evening, Helen Arnold - Harp, Country Life-, 24 June 1989, 1H20min.mp3
042 Albury Charities by Anne Patterson, AVH 22 November 1989, 54min.mp3
043 Extracts from Anthony Browne's Diary by Win Browne, used AVH 21 March 1990, 18min.mp3
044 16th Albury Old Church Evening, Dr GA Hornett Piano Vivian Jones Flute Bernard Longley Baritone, 25 June 1990, 1H44min.mp3
045 A Postman's Knock by Albury postman Leslie Quantrell BEM, AVH 17 October 1990, 53min.mp3
046 17th Albury Old Church Evening, Quatre Sax Group John Henslet Jeff Nages David Whittle John Young, Flowers and Flowering, 22 June 1991, 1H4min.mp3
047 Four Clerics of Albury by Retta Casbard, AVH 18 March 1992, 40min.mp3
048 18th Albury Old Church Evening, David Hansell Jenny Hansell, Courtship & Marriage Bertram Caton Astley Jones, June 1992, 1H38min.mp3
050 Recollections of Albury Estate by Charles Ward, AVH 17 March 1993.mp3
051 Albury Home Front Trevor Brook Win Browne Jenny Fairhurst Margaret Elston Mary Instone Gallop Derek Keen Doris Tebenham Kim Taylor Retta Casbard, November 1992, 56min.mp3 - - - SCRIPT
052 Henry Drummond of Albury by Retta Casbard with pauses for slides, 16 March 1994, 43min.mp3
053 20th Albury Old Church Evening, Camerata Oriana, Reminiscences- Bertram Caton Sally Caton Roger Taylor, 12 June 1994, 1H14min.mp3
054 Percy Lloyd - Albury Photographer by Retta Casbard, talk with slides, Rec Blythwood, Shophouse Lane, Farley Green 15 March 1995, 12min.mp3
055 19th Albury Old Church Evening, Arnaud Quartet, History of the Old Church by William Foster, June 1993, 53min.mp3
056 21st Albury Old Church Evening, Primrose Four Consort Ldr Freddy Hilll, Bridging the Centuries by Retta Casbard Sally Caton Daphne Foulsham Geoffrey Elms Bill Folkes Roger Taylor, June 1995, 1H4min.mp3
057 Albury Church Sesquicentennial, Astley Jones interviews Margaret Huffener, 29 September 1992, 32min.mp3
058 Albury Church Sesquicentennial, Astley Jones interviews Keeper of the Brasses Kathleen Merritt, 28 September 1992, 32min.mp3
059 Albury Church Sesquicentennial, Astley Jones interviews Harvest Luncheon and Church Sale organiser Mary Rose Litler Jones, 29 September 1992, 19min.mp3
060 Albury Church Sesquicentennial, Astley Jones interviews Margaret Tupper, 27 August 1992, 29min.mp3
061 Albury Church Sesquicentennial, Astley Jones interviews Win Browne at Kylekin, Brook Lane, Little London 4 September 1992, 29min.mp3
062 Albury Church Sesquicentennial, Astley Jones interviews Godfrey Jillett (72), 26 August 1992, 30min.mp3
063 Albury Church Sesquicentennial, Astley Jones interviews Elsha King (79) at The Little House, Heath Lane, Albury 31 August 1992, 34min.mp3
064 Albury Church Sesquicentennial, Astley Jones interviews Gerard Sherman, Catholic Apostolic until 1946, 25 August 1992, 24min.mp3
066A Albury Church Sesquicentennial, Astley Jones interviews Captain of the Tower Bob Knights, 4 October 1992, 14min.mp3
066B Albury Church Sesquicentennial, BELLS aRinging Chamber bEntrance Porch cChurchyard SERVICE aHymn bNicene Creed cHymn dOrgan Playout, 4 October 1992, 24min.mp3
067 Time to Reflect - Albury Church Sesquicentennial 150th Anniversary by Astley Jones & Trevor Brook, October 1992, 34min.mp3
068 Albury Park Mansion by resident Malcolm Lister with slides, 20 March 1996, MD 33min.mp3
069 John Evelyn of Wotton by Retta T.L. Casbard, 17 April 1996, MD 59min.mp3
070 22nd Albury Old Church Evening, Jane Sims Violin Andrew Coleman Cello, Roots- Bill Folkes Bertram Caton Sally Caton, 8 June 1996, 1H4min.mp3
071 A Pitch Hill Childhood by Albert Carter, undated, MD 47min.mp3 - - - TRANSCRIPT
072 Hearth and Home by Retta Casbard, Feb 2000, MD 43min.mp3
073 Address of Alderman C.E. Bunton, Mayor of Albury, NSW, Australia, on Albury becoming a city, 78 RPM, 10 April 1947, MD 8min.mp3
080 Life and Times of AHS Founder Helen Lloyd 1899-1977 by Mrs M Elston Intro Dr M Burton 22 November1978, SR001, 59min.mp3
081 Smugglers of Albury by Mrs Jean Kirby, read by Bertram Caton at Shere HS, Version2of3, 10 May1983, 39min.mp3
082 Bottings Mill Albury, Visit, Part1 vintage wooden machines, Part2 new pressure extruder, Recorded by Trevor Brook 12 July 1988, 1H9min.mp3
083 Albury Passion Play, names needed, Master, 1995, 48min.mp3
084 Albury Heath to Luneburg Heath, Bertram Caton, xx, xx, Trevor Brook, xx, Bob Casbard, xx, Retta Casbard, undated, 23min.mp3
086 Australian Connection Albury 50th Anniversary, undated, MD 14min.mp3
087 Mrs Nursey (96) interviewed by Bertram Caton and Bob Casbard, April 2000, MD 53min.mp3
088 Albury At War, Presenter Trevor Brook, undated, MD 56min.mp3
089 Albury War Memory, name needed, July 2005, MD 25min.mp3 - - - TRANSCRIPT
100 Albury Memories, AVH 16 September 2014.mp3
105 Albury Holiday Camps and the Sudeten Czech Refugees, Trevor Brook, November 2018.mp3 - - - SCRIPT
106 The Albury Water Supply by Pam Taylor AVH 19 March 2019 47min.mp3

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