There’s exciting news this month from Round & About HQ! From October, we will be expanding with the launch of our sixth regional edition. Hold on to your hats – the Old Woking and The Clandons magazine allows your Ramblings to be seen by another 22,000 homes!
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On Saturday 26th Chiddingfold Village Hall will be the venue for a ‘Quintessentially English Autumn Sale’ in aid of St Mary’s Church. If you like pretty things, vintage or artisan products then you’ll enjoy an afternoon browsing the stalls. There will be something for everyone including china, linens and glassware, cards, clothes, cakes, artisan bread and even flowers. Doors open at 10.30am
A reminder that the first rehearsal for Cranleigh Choral Society takes place at Cranleigh School on the 7th from 7.45pm.
Ewhurst Horticultural Society has been in touch. They are holding their Autumn Show on Saturday 12th in Ewhurst Village Hall. Doors open to the public at 2.30pm and they would love to see as many of you as possible. Please put it in your diaries now so it’s not forgotten. For details see the website www.ewhursthortsoc.org.uk or call the show secretary on 01483 276713.
As always, there’s a few interesting things going on at Wisley this month. From the 8th to 13th they will hold their annual Flower Show. This year RHS Ambassador and celebrity chef Mary Berry will take time out of her busy schedule to open the six-day floral extravaganza. Visitors will be able to browse, buy and seek advice from more than 60 nurseries and garden trade stands. If you are particularly interested in dahlias then you can pop along to their study day on the 23rd between 10am and 4pm for talks, demonstrations, educational displays and the chance to ask the experts your questions.
This month the education team at Wisley and Surrey Choices ‘About Us’ learning service have teamed up to present an exhibition in the Glasshouse Gallery entitled The Art of Nature exhibition. From September 29th to 4th October you can see art inspired by nature created by adults with learning and/or physical disabilities. Normal admission fees apply.
Looking ahead, the Players of Elstead’s autumn production is And Never More Shall Be So, a murder mystery by Norman Robbins. Performances take place at Elstead Village Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 29th, 30th and 31st October at 7.45pm. To book, visit www.elsteadtheatrical.co.uk or call 08442 329460.
Looking for that special book or just or just stocking up on your reading material? Another huge second-hand book sale and cake stall will take place at Wonersh United Reformed Church on Saturday 12th, 10am-3pm. Dealers or early risers can gain early entry from 8.30am. Maybe you have a few hours spare to help out? Organisers are looking for volunteer to help out on the day, or to donate a cake. If you think you may be able to help please give them a call on 01483 892579.
The Surrey Hills will be alive to the sound of footsteps in September when the original Surrey 3 Peaks marathon walk takes place to raise funds for Surrey Care Trust. This year’s circular walk starts and ends at Shere Village Hall. The 26-mile walk includes Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill and Box Hill and takes in parts of the Greensand Way and North Downs Way affording walkers spectacular views of the Surrey Hills. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of £150 sponsorship including a £10 registration fee. Refreshments and drinks are included and the route is mapped and signposted. There is also an option of walking the first part of the route, finishing at the lunch stop. For more information or to register, visit www.surrey3peaks.info
The Compton Club are holding a flower show on the 12th. They are a friendly social club with reasonable bar prices and membership, with regular events such as Hoedowns, barbecues and bingo. They are open every night from 7pm and would love to see a few new people join. To know more call 01483 810268 or better still, just pop by.
Elstead Afternoon WI will hold their next meeting on Thursday 3rd at 2.15pm in Elstead Village Hall. On this occasion there will be a talk given by David Allen entitled The Making of Gone with the Wind. This promises to be most intriguing so put it down in your diaries now! All visitors and new members will be made very welcome, but, if you need convincing, they offer a delicious tea. For more information call Helen White on 01252 710039.
Last call for all those wanting to attend Victorious Festival in Portsmouth on 29th and 30th August. Tickets are still available to see the likes of, Ray Davies, The Darkness, Johnny Marr, Basement Jaxx, Tinie Tempah, Texas and The Flaming Lips. Those in the know say it’s THE festival for music lovers so if you are wanting tickets, visit www.victoriousfestival.co.uk
Are you worried about flooding in your area? Is your house on the flood plain? The Lammas Residents’ Association and its combined Godalming Flood Group have worked with and supported the residents in the Catteshall/Meadrow area to develop the community’s resilience to flooding. The Flood Group works with both voluntary and statutory agencies such as the Environment Agency, Waverley BC, Surrey CC and Utilities to raise issues, give advice, and advocate on behalf of the local community. The association welcome new members from the area to join their active work on flooding issues. New members would need to join the residents’ association which has a £5 per household annual membership fee. If you are interested and wish to learn more about their work please contact Linda Wilson, the association chairman, on 01483 416797.
Chiddingfold Horticultural Society will open their doors for their annual Autumn Show on Saturday 5th from 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and admire the exhibits of flowers, fruit, vegetables, flower arranging, cookery, photography, arts and craft. If you wish to enter, booking in is 7.30- 8.30pm on Friday 4th. Following that, their monthly talk on the 16th, will be given by Kevin Hobbs who is nursery director of Hilliers. The subject is ‘Pruning throughout the Year’ and he will provide practical advice and there will be plants for sale. The evening will take place from 8pm in the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane, Chiddingfold.
Godalming Choral Society resume their rehearsal evenings on the 10th and are hoping to recruit some new local singers. They meet weekly at 7.45pm in the hall at St Hilary’s School, Holloway Hill, Godalming, GU7 1RX. If you enjoy singing and would like to join a progressive, friendly choir, call the membership secretary on 01483 428057, the secretary on 01483 425344, or go along on any Thursday evening. www.godalmingchoral.org.uk
Ockford-Godalming Afternoon WI Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Scout and Guide Headquarters, Seymour Road, off Eashing Lane, Godalming at 2pm. On 2nd they have a talk by Neil Sadler on ‘Gongoozling for Beginners’ and there will be an exhibition of members holiday photographs. Looking ahead, their October’s meeting will be the Annual Produce & Craft Show with categories including garden produce, cookery, handicrafts and art and photography. The group would love a few new members so if you think you might be interested please call the secretary on 01483 421433.
Milford Sequence Dance Club will begin their new season’s club nights on Wednesday 9th. They meet on Wednesday evenings in Milford Village Hall from 8 pm to 10.30pm. New members and visitors are very welcome. For further details call 01428 682109.
The Surrey Hills Wood Fair takes place at the Birtley Estate in Bramley on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October from 10am–5pm. Each year the fair gets bigger and better yet retains the traditional charm of a rural day out in the Surrey Hills. There will be a range of interesting stalls to browse and buy from, great local produce including a beer tent! There will be live bands as well as the popular horse and wagon rides and chainsaw demonstrations. It’s a family event so lots to keep the kids happy including tree climbing, bugs hunts, craft making and theatre shows. www.surreyhillswoodfair.co.uk
Godalming Country Market celebrates British Food Fortnight from the 18th to the 3rd October with their wide selection of home grown produce, local honey, preserves, and hand baked goods. To add a little excitement to the markets, this month, a Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held on Friday 25th September between 8.30am and 10.30am at Milford Village Hall and there will also be a country market stall at Godalming High Street on Saturday 26th. The market opens every Friday 8.30-10.30am at Milford Village Hall, with ample parking.
On Friday 18th Elstead Cinema hold a film evening at The Clockhouse Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5EZ. They will screen The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch. This will be the first of a series. Doors open 6.45pm show starts 7.30pm. £5 tickets are available from the Clockhouse – call 01483 420668.
Shamley Green Branch Conservatives hold their annual grand jumble sale on the 12th at the Arbuthnot Hall, Shamley Green. Doors open at 2pm and admission is 40p, children go for free. In addition, there will be a nearly new shop, bric-brac, books, toys and a cake stall, so there should be some excellent bargains for everyone.
Do you have a diagnosis of dementia or do you care for someone who does? Alzheimer’s Society organise weekly meetings and informal activity groups in Haslemere, Farnham, Milford and Cranleigh. Call Kim Wing, group co-ordinator, on 01932 855582.
A reminder that the Shackleford and Peper Harow Historical Walk will take place at 11am on Saturday 12th. It’s a two-mile walk through two villages which should take about two hours. The walk will be led by the Shackleford Village Organisation and there is no need to book– turn up on the day at St Mary’s Shackleford Church.
Would you be interested in learning more about the World War 1 Prisoner of War Camp at Felday? Why not join Ewhurst History Society on Tuesday 15th at 8pm at the Ewhurst Baptist Church for a talk by Judie English? She will explain to us the background to PoW camps nationally and the legal basis for putting prisoners to work and specifically, what went on at Felday, Holmbury St Mary. Non-members are very welcome to attend. There will be a charge on the door of £2 which includes tea and biscuits.
Godalming Operatic Society invite new members, including those wanting to help out backstage, ready to take on Gilbert and Sullivan’s rare gem The Grand Duke in 2016. Get in touch with their membership secretary, Piers, via the website www.godalmingoperatic.org.uk
Godalming Meadrow WI meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at Moss Lane School, just off Godalming High Street. They are an active WI with a full age range of ladies. On Tuesday 6th October they will be having a special open evening with a few pampering treats on offer and refreshments. The committee team will be on hand all evening to provide you with a warm welcome and to discuss the benefits of joining a WI.
Enjoy an evening of Jazz at Guildford and Godalming Rugby Club on Wednesday 9th. Matt Wates will lead his sextet in an evening of glorious swing from 8pm. Buy tickets for £12 from www.guildfordjazz.org.uk.