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A Memory 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 great memories of going to abinger village school, fishing in the stream, playing on the green and in the ruffs going to the abinger arms(probably the 1st pub i ever went to) and the tea rooms at the clock house now apparently i have heard that these tea rooms have moved to my old front room and front garden! i also remember the teddy bears picnic and the teacher who made me wear a bear mask one year, playing pooh stcks in the stream, pony rides on the front part of the green. i remember bonfires either at the cricket club or holmbury st mary or brockham i remember going to gordon peters farm and playing 40 40 it in bales of hay , i remember playing it in the cornfields at the end of the dene where my friends lived. The fact that the school is still going is a testament to what a great and unique place this is sadly we moved to croydon in 1995 and havent been back very much since then but one day i will move back there

A memory shared by Paul Jeacock , on Dec 28th, 2007.

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