Notes and News: January / February / March 2014

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 @ 21:26:34 UTC in Notes and News

Friends Evening

Following the success of the new venue for our meetings, the Grayshott Social Club, the next Friends Evening will be held there on Tuesday, May 6th. The subject this time will be well known houses in the area including the Grayshott Estate promoted in the late 1920s and probably the only housing development in Grayshott which failed! I will be giving the illustrated talk and much has been made possible by the donation to the Archive of local property sale catalogues.

Property Sale Particulars

The Archive has been most fortunate to be given by Steven Marshall, manager of Haart Estate Agents in Grayshott an archive collection of property sale catalogues for houses and land in the district, many are illustrated and date from 1910 to around the 1950s. A list will appear on this website in due course and some of the material will form the basis for our next Friends evening.

Future Projects and New Information

Reference to the last Notes and News we are further pursuing the possibilities of the plaque to commemorate the billeting of troops within the parish 1914/15 as part of the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Great European War.

John Hill is continuing with his project which he is undertaking in connection with the Archive. John now has the book in draft form and it registered with the ISBN number etc. It is hoped it will be available for our next Friends evening.

Tracey Sharpe, our secretary, is keen for the Archive to expand appeal to more local people, in particular those moving to the area in recent times. We are interested in gathering more information on the history of what have become housing estates around the village. Also we would like to talk with more of our long standing residents to record more of village life.

‘Historic Headley’ Talks

Jo Smith is planning to give a series of talks relating to Headley and surrounding district along with a display of related items. The first will be on Friday 11th April , Headley Village Hall and hopefully others will follow later in the year. Very worthy of support and more details can be found on his website


Don’t forget there is always a good selection of local history titles available including “The History of Grayshott Fire Station 1906 – 2007”; “Grayshott, a Hampshire Village” and a good selection of other new titles about walks in the district from Jo Smith who of course is adding new titles. All are stocked at Grayshott Pottery.


Richard Peskett


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