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2011 - Christmas time

Some photo's taken this Christmas, 2011 - I would have taken more but needed a Tri-pod for low light shots - I'm amazed these came out

December 2011 - Santa arrives

Santa comes to Shere Village, along Middle Street.

© Copyright Colin Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

1877 - In Village of Shere

Does anyone recognise the artist of this painting, titled 'In Village of Shere'? In times before the camera we can see a glimpse of what life was like in the village. If you can help, please drop me a line.



treacle -
Beaufield Mews, Middle Street, Shere, Guildford, GU5 9HF


1904 - God Bless the Happy Pair

Wedding Celebrations in Middle Street - 1904

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J. Weller

August 1903 Receipt


Middle Street Garage

Who remembers the Petrol pumps in Middle Street? These photos are
from 1965 - Does anyone have any others - would love to see them


Gardens Open Day 2011




Sunday, was the 33rd Shere Gardens Open day.


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June 2011


Village life through the ages
- Shere is renowed as one of the most photographed villages and can be documented through the 'postcard'
- Take a walk through the village via my collection of postcards, some dating back over the past 100 years
- the village remains fairly unchanged throughout, although the most noticed addition today is the motor car

Step back in Time

Shere Open Gardens 2011



VIEW GARDENS MAP (pdf format)

Sunday 26th June 2011
2.00pm to 6.00pm

The beautiful and historic village of Shere, near Guildford will be opening its gardens.

Approximately 15 gardens will be open, including the village telephone box, and there will be an over-the-wall gardeners question time at the allotments.

Home-made teas, plant sales. No dogs please except guide dogs.

Plant sales: Various places
Cost: £6.00 for adults, £5.00 for OAPs, children under 16 Free
How to get event passports: From any garden

Shere is between Dorking and Guildford in Surrey, just off the A25.

Location: Postcode for Sat Nav: GU5 9HF


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Shere as a Film location

The village has been the home to various film locations,
such as The Wedding Date (Debra Messing & Dermot Mulroney)
Wedding scenes and shots of 'The Square'

Bridgette Jones - The Edge of Reason
(Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent)

The Holiday
(Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law)
Various village shots

The Ruling Class
1972 (Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe). Shots of 'The White Horse interior and outside shots of 'The Square'.
WATCH video clip (Inside the pub and outside in The Square)

Hearts of the World
(DW Griffith 1918 silent film) - some location shots, although I personally havn't seen this film. Starring Erich Von Stroheim, D.W. Griffith,
Lillian Gish, Noël Coward, Dorothy Gish, Robert Anderson,
Robert Harron, Billy Bitzer, William "Wild Bill" Elliott and features
David Lloyd George

A Matter of Life and Death
Shere was used as Dr. Reeve's village in the 1946 film
(David Niven and Kim Hunter) but seen very briefly through camera obscura that if you blink you would miss it.

The Earth Dies Screaming Shere was the location for the 1965 science fiction film which was mainly filmed around 'The Square' - see the newly planted Oak Tree below



Many more Hollywood films and actors, including two ex-James Bond actors - Roger Moore and Sean Connery as well as notable actors: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Jude Law, Jack Black, Kate Winslet, Camron Diaz, Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Michael Winner, Michael Kitchen, Edward Fox, Robert Hardy, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, William Mervyn, Coral Browne, Harry Andrews, Carolyn Seymour, James Villiers and Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Stanley Holloway, Alfred Lynch, Cecil Parker, Wilfrid Hyde White, Kathleen Harrison, Eleanor Summerfield,, Eric Barker, Victor Maddern, Barbara Windsor, David Niven, Kim Hunter, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Noel Coward, Diana Rigg, Harry Hill, Simon Day, David Mitchell, Ben Miller, Emily Watson, Tom Cruise, Russell Crowev- View the FILM page for more

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