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Paintings page Update

Various additions to the Painting's page

Additions include, this wonderful pencil sketch (approx. 1850) and...

...this beautiful painting (1880) from within St.James church

View These and Others

December 2012

Yesteryear - Pram Race - 1984

Who remembers the annual Pram Race through Shere?

1984 - View Story

November 2012

Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist

UPDATE: Additional day of filming - Sunday 16th December 2012

Filming begins in the Village today - 29th October 2012

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October 2012


St. James Church Sketchings - 1884

The Building News Sketching Club published these fascinating detailed drawings of St. James Church some 130 years ago, dated November 21st 1884 - Details on the History page.


2012 - Middle Street - Sir Bradley Wiggins

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Middle Street - Tour Of Britain Cycle race
Sunday 16th September 2012

Hollywood heart throb George Clooney made a stop for lunch at the William Bray in Shere

August 29th 2012 - The actor/director, who has starred in Ocean’s Eleven, Three Kings and E.R. dined with four others at the pub in the heart of Shere village. 

The owner of the William Bray – ex-Formula One star Julian Bailey – regularly hosts the three stars of Top Gear


August 2012

Shere 40k

Shere 40k  Multi Terrain Charity Event
Saturday 15th September 2012

Start time: Shere Village Car Park, Shere


September 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Torch relay - photos / videos

Friday 20th July 2012
The Olympic Torch Relay Convoy will be arriving approx. 4.55pm along Gomshall Lane and Upper Street
. This thrilling and historic day will give local people and visitors the chance to share the Olympic spirit, enjoy exciting entertainment and welcome the Olympic Flame to Shere.

Oliver Haydon (22) (Gomshall Lane stage) and Charlie Palmer (87) (Upper Street stage) will be the torchbearers


July 2012

Middle street in 1930

Times past - 1930's photos added to the 'photography' page

PHOTO'S page

Shere Gardens Open Day 2012

Sunday 24th June,
was the 34th Shere Gardens Open day.

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Shere, nr Guildford, Surrey
Sunday 24th June 2012 - 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Shere Open Gardens
One of the most picturesque villages in Surrey, nestling at the foot of the North Downs between Guildford and Dorking, will be opening its garden gates and inviting the public to view a selection of about 20 beautiful private gardens.

Whether you are a keen gardener or simply curious to see behind the lichen covered walls and manicured hedges, Shere Open Gardens gives a glimpse into quintessential England and offers an enjoyable afternoon wandering around gardens in full bloom.

2012 marks the 34th Open Gardens event in Shere.

Organised to raise money for a variety of village charities.
£6.00 for adults, £5.00 for OAPs, children under 16 Free

June 2012

Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012

The Square Celebrations



Series of 4 postcards!

These beautiful pencil sketches were created and packaged by Judges'


HELP Shere Museum!

Shere Museum needs help through this busy 2012 Olympic summer.

Can YOU spare a couple of hours?

As a TOURIST INFORMATION POINT FOR THE VILLAGE, we need to be open for at least two additional days each week between Easter and October this year.

The Museum is entirely staffed by volunteers: we just need a few more!
If you're friendly, live in or around the village and love living here your're exactly the sort of person we need.

COME IN AND SEE US! or call 01483 202 769
email: info@shere.museum.co.uk

A great and fun place to visit

Shere Museum

May 2012

The Last Weekend - Television

LAST NIGHT - Sunday 19th August 2012 - First Episode of three parts was shown on ITV last night. The next two episodes will be shown on Sunday 26th August with the final episode to be screened on Sunday 2nd May.

Some ilming took place in the Square, Shere on 1st May 2012
- Carnival Films

The Last Weekend: Based on the novel of the same name by Blake Morrison, ‘’The Last Weekend’’ tells the story of two estranged couple reunited during a holiday retreat at a remote cottage by the sea.
Over the course of the long weekend, dangerous tensions surface as each day sees the competitive couples carry out challenges with horrifying consequences. The Last Weekend stars Rupert Penry Jones, Genevieve O'Reilly, Shaun Evans and Claire Keelan. - wikipedia


May 2012

World War II

Who remembers living in shere during the war? - Love to hear from you. Photo's added to the Photographs page

2012 - Top Gear in Shere

February 21, 2012

A FAMOUS motoring trio brought the village of Shere to a halt on Saturday.

Drenched Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May pulled in at Trek Hire UK's shop to pick up some waterproof clothing during one of their eccentric expeditions.

They needed it for the trip back to Dunsfold, where the BBC show is filmed, as they were driving convertible cars despite the pouring rain.

Their classic convoy included a Caterham and KTM X-Bow....


...The family-run business has been visited by other famous names in the past, including actress Julie Walters who popped in with her husband to buy waterproof clothing.

February 2012


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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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