Abinger, Abinger Bottom 1924

Abinger, Abinger Bottom 1924

Neg. 75247


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This tiny hamlet, almost unchanged today, is at one end of the parish of Abinger, which at nine miles is the longest in Surrey, but is never more than a mile in breadth. The remoteness of this area led to its being chosen as the location for the branch of the Royal Observatory responsible for carrying out magnetic observations. It was installed on a nearby hilltop in the year this picture was taken, before being transferred to Hartland in North Devon in 1955.

Memories of Abinger Hammer


i was born in guildford in 1986 and my parents had just taken over abinger post office and stores this is the house in the middle of the photo with all the ivy (that wasnt there in my time) the window above the shop was my parents room the spare room and the lounge are the rooms to the left. i loved living here and have many ...Read full memory

The View

Now, sadly, the Abinger Arms Public House is closed. This view, if taken by the same point, has not changed at all, apart from a bit more traffic coming via Guildford to Dorking and vice versa.

Grimes' Kitchen, Abinger Hammer

As children in the 60s we used to be taken by our grandparents to Abinger Hammer sometimes on Sunday afternoons. Even if we'd been playing on the green and messing about in the stream we had to look after our Sunday best in order to have tea later at Grimes' Kitchen. We had to have sandwiches first in ...Read full memory

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