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Craftsman in Iron

Phil Kemp talks to one of our local blacksmiths at his forge in Forest Green The ancient art of transforming hard metal into practical, tactile and beautiful objects has its origins through the far distant mists of time. And indeed this almost mysterious art has remained largely unchanged over many …

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Artventure Trust

People with learning difficulties come to Artventure Trust to express themselves through the visual arts. They are a registered charity and operate from our Studio in the grounds of St. Peter’s School in Merrow, GU1 2TN. Staffed with professional artists and volunteers, we aim to provide a safe, sociable and …

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Barnett Hill – Surrey’s Hidden Gem

Hidden away in the small village of Wonersh, just outside Guildford, sits one of Surrey’s most beautiful country houses, Barnett Hill. Set in 26 acres of beautiful grounds and woodlands, Barnett Hill is as rich in history as it is in splendour.  The site upon which the grand house sits …

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Wonderful local asparagus…

British Asparagus starts to appear in the shops around May time. Locally, Secretts of Milford are famed for their asparagus, which they pick when it’s perfectly ready to eat. Harvested every day for the farm shop and restaurant trade, they have become famous throughout the region for this lovely vegetable. Delicious …

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Bank Holiday Walk: Chiddingfold and Ramsnest Common

Here is a peaceful rural ramble through the meadows and woodlands of southwest Surrey. It starts in Chiddingfold, one of Surrey’s most picturesque villages which offers good chances for a rest and refreshment. Near the end, it takes you through some spectacular wooded terrain. There are no ploughed fields along …

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Shed loads of fun at Bourne Buildings on their 21st anniversary

In a continuing series helping to promote some of our great local businesses, Marcus Atkins talks to this iconic Farnham based company One of the most famous sites in Farnham is the Shepherd and Flock roundabout; it’s recognised as perhaps the largest inhabited roundabout in the UK, and anyone who …

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The wonder of maple

The maple sugar season has just finished in the south and eastern part of Québec. For the last two weeks of March, maple syrup producers have returned to their rustic wooden cabins and have been harvesting the sweet maple water. Once again, the boiling process has given the woodlands a …

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Weekend Walk: Tilford to Elstead

This walk has an almost six mile initial section which has in it a strenuous climb but it will reward you with some spectacular views.  The second section is much shorter and more or less flat.  The description was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club who will be walking it in …

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Safe Haven service opens in Guildford to support people with emotional and mental health needs

Oakleaf is pleased to announce that it has been confirmed as the location for the new Safe Haven in Guildford which opened on Monday 4th April 2016. The Safe Haven will offer a safe, calm and therapeutic environment, promoting independence and recovery for people and their carers in need of …

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The Bourne Conservation Group

The Bourne Conservation Group (BCG) is a voluntary organisation working for the benefit of the natural environment and residents of South Farnham. Founded in 2002, BCG’s work is focussed on the enhancement of biodiversity throughout the local area, spread over a number of sites. Its work also assists local authorities …

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The Haslemere Players

The Haslemere Players is an amateur theatre company which has been delighting local audiences for over 110 years. It is dedicated to staging popular musical theatre productions of the highest possible standard and regularly wins awards of excellence from NODA (the National Operatic and Dramatic Association). Audiences, performers, musicians, technicians, …

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Haslemere Walks for Health

As part of Waverley’s Walks for Health scheme (in conjunction with Places for People Leisure), Haslemere Walks for Health provide free organised walks with trained leaders around Haslemere and the adjacent countryside. Following the recent retirement of Martin Osbourne, the two new co-ordinators are Elizabeth Holland and Susan Hitchen both …

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Guildford Wey Valley DFAS

Hooked on the Antiques Roadshow? Enjoy listening to experts on topics ranging from paintings to history, architecture to ceramics and much much more? Then Guildford Wey Valley Decorative and Fine Arts Society (DFAS) may be perfect for you. Formerly The Wey Valley DFAS, the Society has recently been relaunched with …

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Baking at Easter – Easter Egg Biscuits

Easter is always a great time for baking and this extract from Quick Cakes for Busy Mums by Karen Taylor, £14.99 (B. Dutton Publishing) offers you a couple of colourful recipes. Easter Egg Biscuits Ingredients 200g (7oz) unsalted butter 200g (7oz) caster sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 1 egg, lightly beaten …

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Weekend Walk: Reigate Heath to Ironsbottom

This walk takes you through woods and fields to Ironsbottom and the Three Horseshoes.  The walk was submitted by Guildford Rambling Club  (see guildfordramblingclub.org.uk).  1. From the car park on the right-hand side of the road (walking away from the A25), walk further along Flanchford Road, taking a path just …

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