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Christmas 2015

Another Christmas comes and goes - The Village as usual looked very festive with The Old Fire Station lights, the Christmas Tree in The Pound, The Square, Church Lane and the lovely coloured weeping willlows down Lower Street. This along with various houses in Middle Street, Upper Street and Gomshall Lane added to this Magical time.

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Professor Branestawn Returns - The family sat down to watch Professor Branestawm for the second Christmas in a row - This was televised on Christmas Eve and was a lot funnier and more enjoyable than the first - We saw more of the village as well which was fun.

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December 2015

ROAD CLOSURE - 9th Dec 2015 GOMSHALL LANE

We have just been informed this afternoon that UK Power Networks require that Gomshall Lane in Shere, be closed from 09:00 am tomorrow (9th December), in order to undertake emergency works in connection with the electricity supply in the area. Apparently, the work could take up to 3 days and the road will be closed as a through route 24/7 from 9:00am Wednesday 9th Decemmber. However, it is possible that the work may be completed in a shorter time.

The closure of this road and the absence of an acceptable turning point for public service vehicles, mean that public bus services and school coaches will be unable to serve Shere village. The stops in Gomshall Lane and Upper Street will be temporarily closed for the duration of the works. For safety reasons, it is not possible to provide temporary stops on the A25.

Buses and school coaches will be able to operate as normal tomorrow morning, but parents and students should be advised that Shere will not be served thereafter whilst Gomshall Lane is blocked as a through route.

Bus and coach operators have been informed and Surrey County Council staff will place advisory notices at bus stops in Shere first thing tomorrow morning.

We and the bus operators apologise for any inconvenience due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control

Laurie James
Travel & Transport Group
County Hall
020 8541 8633

Contacts for bus operators:

Compass Bus (route 32) 01903 690025

Buses Excetera (route 25 and 125)  01737  642225

Metrobus (route 22) 01293 449191

December 2015

St. James'

Old photo comes to light - Not sure as to the date of this, but thank you to a reader of this website for sending this in. We can all enjoy another view of our village - sourced from an old publication but unsure as to which publication - If anyone knows, drop me a line.
Click the photo above, or the link below for more detail
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November 2015

Evening of Christmas Shopping at Netley House - 13th November

Christmas shopping and pampering evening - Netley House, Friday 13th November

Join us for a fabulous and relaxed evening of shopping & pampering whilst enjoying a glass of mulled wine & canapes in the beautiful setting of Netley House on Friday 13th November from 7pm to 10pm.

Confirmed stallholders this year are Shere Delights, Cuckoo Corner, Lillian Spibey Photography, Tropic Skin Care Products, Forever Living Products, Small Designs, Anstead Bunting, Ju Kim's Childrens Wear, Pre-loved Designer Ladies Clothes & Accessories, Tamsin Barnard Jewellery.

As well as the fabulous stalls that will be selling their wares, we also have three wonderful ladies offering the following treatments. In order not to miss out, please pre-book your treatments by emailing Natalia Cadman (natalia.h@btinternet.com) .

The Beauty Shed - Hannah Chapman
Mini Manicure,15 minutes, £10
Scalp Massage,15 minutes, £10
Back Massage, 30 minutes, £20

Natasha Doane
Stress Buster Shaitsu Session, 30 minutes, £25
Personalized Aromatherapy, 30 minutes, £25

Sense the Sense- Carmen O'Connor
Raiki treatment, 20 minutes, £15
Back/Neck/Shoulder Massage, 20 minutes, £15

All entrance tickets will available on the door at a cost of £3 per person and includes a glass of mulled wine & canapes. We will also have a raffle on the night, so please do join us to start the festive season off in style!

November 2015

Remembrance Sunday

War Memorial, Shere - Sunday 8th November

10.50am - Service of Remembrance, Shere and Peaslake, starting at the War Memorial

November 2015

SHERE FILM's

MOLLY MOON: Middle Street FOYLES WAR: The Square

As we prepare for the follow-up filming of
The Return of Professor Brainestawn

There are a couple of additions to the FILMS page:
Some of you may recall the filming, three years ago of 'Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnostism' - The film was finally completed and released earlier this year in Canada and the USA.

Shere was a location for the very first Episode of TV series:
FOYLES WAR (Series 1, Episode 1), screened in 2002.
The shows are currently being re-run on ITV-3.
You can catch-up on ITV player.

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October 2015

SURREY HERITAGE

Surrey Heritage Showcase


Imogen Middleton - Project Officer

SURREY IN THE GREAT WAR

October 2015

WORLD PREMIER FILM

1899 -
Fire Brigade turn-out in the country

In Celebration of over 50,000 website visits - I am proud to announce that the 1899 film titled 'Fire Brigade turn-out in the Country' is now available to view on this Shere Village website. It is the first time that this film has been available to view publicly.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this website. Tristan

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September 2015

This Sunday - 28th June 2015

SUNDAY - The 36th Shere Open Gardens

PREVIOUS GARDEN EVENTS | OFFICIAL WEBSITE

June 2015

1899

Another Percy Robertson etching added to the PAINTINGS page...

"Shere" drawn and etched by Percy Robertson
Published by The Art Journal. Published by Virtue & Co. London

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...from the same view six years earlier:

also drawn and etched by Percy Robertson, published in The Magazine of Art, 1893

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Shere Middle Street- 1938

1938 - Middle Street - Just before the second World WarNote the 'Cleveland' petrol pump sign on the right - Now Treacle

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Shere Football Club Winners - 1924

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1923-1924 Winners of the Guildford & District League - Five years after World War 1, these young men played for the Shere Football Club and were District league winners:

Back row - left to right:
F. Minns, H. Fry, P. Hoad, R. Dowling, N. Arthur, A. Overington, J. Minns

Front row - left to right:
F. Baldero, Y. Fry, G. Goddard, E. Woods, E. Overington

Shere Football Club logo


PREVIOUS FOOTBALL RELATED ARTICLE - Sixty years on:
The Shere Tigers Football Team 1983

Shere and its neighbourhood - 1882

THE ART JOURNAL - May 1882

This 130 year old 4-page article makes interesting reading, published in the Victorian publication, The Art Journal. Exciting also to see sketches of Shere Mill (Netley Mill), Shere Village (The Square and Lower Street).

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Cover | Page 129 | Page 130 | Page 131 | Page 132

Gomshall and Shere Station - 1958

Gomshall and Shere Railway Station - one of the few colour photo's

Note the Gomshall and Shere sign and the Red Buses behind the station. Added this photo to the
Train Station page

Wishing You a Happy New Year

This Gold edged and Cream ornate postcard "Wishing you a Happy New Year" shows The Square around 1900 - VIEW LARGER IMAGE

This and another photo from the same angle has been uncovered.
View larger photo | Zoom in on CAR - You can just make out two people by the Lychgate.

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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

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Actors

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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