Notes and News: July / August / September 2014

Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 19:36:51 UTC in Notes and News
by neil

Friend’s evenings

A most successful evening was held in May at the Social Club with almost 70 people attending. I spoke about some of the larger houses and estates in the district, much of this based on the sale documents recently given to the archive. Also the J.Arthur Coe billiards trophy (more details below) was officially handed back to the Village Hall management by Peter Hatch. Refreshments as usual kindly provided by Jan and John Bebbington.

Next Friends evening will be on Tuesday 4th November at the Social Club. The subject this time will be 'Transport around Grayshott' from the horse drawn delivery vehicles, through the motor era, the Aldershot and District Bus Co. a major employer in the area and we may even find a picture or two of Sidney Jeffery’s ‘Grayshott Coaches'! More details in due course.

Archive committee

Following the AGM the following changes have taken place. Clive Slaughter who has represented the Parish Council has retired and his place taken by Ann Myers. We are also pleased to welcome John Hill to the team.

The J. Arthur Coe billiards trophy

Following the Friends evening last November about the Village Hall it was found that 'in store' at our hosts the Social Club was a trophy presented in 1911 to the Village Hall Men’s Club for an annual competition of billiards by J.Arthur Coe who lived at Moor House, Tilford Road, Hindhead. By good fortune the trophy has survived the closure of the club in the late 1970s. It has duly been handed back to the Village Hall where in due course it will be put on display. A minor point of interest is that the bus stop at the apex of the Tilford and Churt roads at Hindhead was always known as Coe's Corner.

Future projects and new information

The plaque to commemorate Grayshott’s involvement with the billeting of troops within the parish 1914/15 is at present being manufactured and will be displayed above one set of entrance doors to the Village Hall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Great European War.

A new item will shortly appear on our website in the form of a regular feature ‘Do You Know’. Covering the district we hope it will be found of interest and bring forth more information.

Other items of local interest have come to light recently. The donation to the Archive by Derek Hoy of a plated cigarette case inscribed ‘Grayshott Military Hospital Xmas 1915'. The hospital was at the Catholic Church area of the Cenacle. Further information can be found on this website under previous articles.
Recently acquired on Ebay are two Walder photographs of the wedding in 1923 of Olive Larcome and William Diamond, the pictures are taken at the rear of his butchers shop (now the vets) in Crossways Road looking to the rear of our present post office. These photographs 'surfaced' at Clydebank, Glasgow!

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.

Books

The Grayshott War Memorial book is selling well and is available from the Pottery, Post Office, Village Kitchen Caterers and Applegarth.
Don’t forget there are always a good selection of other local history titles available including “The History of Grayshott Fire Station 1906 – 2007”, “Grayshott, and 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 and now at Grayshott Post Office.

 

Richard Peskett
Grayshott Village Archive


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Notes and News: January / February / March 2014

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

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 , 7.30pm.at 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 wordsmith@johnownesmith.co.uk

Books

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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Following the success of the new venue for our meetings, the . . . . . . .

 

 

Notes and News: October / November / December 2013

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 21:42:11 UTC in Notes and News
by neil

The Village Archive committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all Friends and readers of our website a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Friends evening

Our new venue at the  Grayshott Social Club  has been very successful with Stephen Penny very much enlightening us on the history of the Village Hall.  Many interesting facts have been revealed, from problems of the sanitation, to the diversity of uses the hall has been put to over the past 110 plus years. Many thanks to Stephen .The room available has given us much more space with individual tables etc., any further ideas for future meetings and comments will be most welcome.  Refreshments have again been kindly provided by Jan Bebbington, with wine by the Social Club.

Future projects and new information

Several items of interest have come to light in recent weeks. “Outline proposals for a Cottage at Grayshott“  designed  by Ballie Scott, but was it ever built and if so where is it.  The drawing will appear on  this website in the near future.

Other drawings and correspondence has surfaced regarding alterations made to Grayshott Court (originally Heather Lodge, the first I’Anson residence) from 1900 onwards. We look forward to seeing this in due course.

A letter has been received from a person researching his family history to find out that a great grandfather in the 8th Rifle Brigade was billeted here in Grayshott in the earlier months of  the Great European War. This would have been at either the Village Hall or  the School. The suggestion has been made that there should be a plaque, possibly at the Village Hall, to commemorate  those who were billeted here November 1914 – April 1915. Another positive action the Archive can do in respect of the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the commencement of the conflict.

John Hill is continuing with his project which he is undertaking in connection with the Archive. John has now researched all the names that appear on the village war memorial and associated  material that goes with this and is now looking at ways of turning this into a published book.

Progress is a little slow on the booklet of photographs titled ‘Grayshott Village’ and will comprise of about 60/70 images of Grayshott from the 1890s to the 1960s.   This has now become a reality and will take the form of an A5 size booklet. We are at present collating suitable images and if anybody has something they think may be suitable for inclusion please contact us.

Tracey Sharpe, our new 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.

Website

Continues with a good number of visits being made. Please use the system to comment and make suggestions. More interesting ‘Photos of the Month’ to follow  .

Books

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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Notes and News: July / August / September 2013

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 21:44:46 UTC in Notes and News
by neil

July / August / September 2013

 

Friends evening

Further to the problem that we have outgrown our venue at Grayshott Pottery, as an alternative for the next Friends evening the Grayshott Social Club have agreed that the meeting can be held there. Stephen Penny has kindly agreed to come along and give a talk on the history of the Village Hall. The meeting will take place on Thursday November 7th. Neil Jaques and myself went along to the club recently to give a similar illustrated talk on the history of shops in Grayshott, as at our last Friends evening, to the Buy in Grayshott organisation. The room available gives us much more space with individual tables etc. Refreshments will be as previous, there will also be the opportunity to make use of the bar. I hope this will prove to be a suitable new venue for our meetings. Final details to follow next time.

Future Projects

John Hill is continuing with his project which he is undertaking in connection with the Archive. This is in connection with the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War next year. John is researching all the names that appear on the village war memorial and associated material that goes with this and it is hoped that some kind of publication can be produced.
It has been decided to go ahead with the booklet of photographs titled ‘Grayshott Village’ and will comprise of about 60 to 70 images of Grayshott from the 1890s to the 1960s. This has now become a reality and will take the form of an A5 size booklet. We are at present collating suitable images and if anybody has something they think may be suitable for inclusion please contact us.
Tracey Sharpe, our new 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. More on this at our next Friends evening.

Website

Continues with a good number of visits being made. More interesting ‘Photos of the Month’ to follow.

Books

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
Grayshott Village Archive
 


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Further to the problem that we have outgrown   . . . . . . . .

 

 

Notes and News: May / June 2013

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 @ 21:25:47 UTC in Notes and News
by neil

May / June 2013

Friends evening

Another successful Friends evening was held at the Pottery on May 7th with over 50 people attending. The subject of Grayshott shops and their history proved to be of universal interest. Jan Bebbington again provide an excellent selection of snacks. Used for the first time was a new digital projector which the Archive has purchased, with this it is hoped that we will be able to expand into giving more talks in connection with other organisations. Already we have received a request from the BIG campaign to present the Grayshott shops history at their next meeting, Grayshott social club on July 23rd. at 6pm. If you missed this one please come along.
As those of you who attended the meeting will have realised that with gradually increasing attendance at our meetings we have literally run out of room, so we are actively looking at the option of a larger venue.

Annual General Meeting

This took place on May 15th with a reasonable attendance. One major change within the Archives organisation is taking place, Brian Tapp is standing down as Secretary of the Archive and we are most fortunate that Tracey Sharpe has come forward to take his place. Tracey lives in the centre of Grayshott and has lived in the district for many years. Many thanks go to Brian for all is sterling efforts and work he has contributed to the Archive.

Future Projects

John Hill has come forwards with a new project which he is undertaking in connection with the Archive. This is in connection with the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War next year. John is researching all the names that appear on the village war memorial and associated material that goes with this and it is hoped that some kind of publication can be produced. More on this next time..
As briefly mentioned last time the archive is at present looking into the possibilities of publishing a booklet of photographs titled ‘Grayshott Village’ and will comprise of about 60/70 images of Grayshott from the 1890s to the 1960s. This has now become a reality and will take the form of an A5 size booklet. We are at present collating suitable images and if anybody has something they think may be suitable for inclusion please contact us.

Website

Continues with a good number of visits being made. More interesting ‘Photos of the Month’ to follow .

Books

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. All are stocked at the Pottery and Grayshott Bookshop.

Richard Peskett
Grayshott Village Archive
 


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