A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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This chapter's tour finishes with an architectural flourish in Albury, a village still blighted by the A25. The main village was moved west and south of the Tilling Bourne and out of the park in the early 19th century, but the best buildings date from the 1850s. The medieval church and Albury Park are to the east and north of the stream, and are now on the North Downs Way long-distance footpath. These fine tile-hung houses are crowned by elaborate moulded brick Tudor-style chimneys. The Shell garage beyond has gone since the 1950s.

Other Memories from Albury

I attended Albury school from 1941 to 1948. The headmaster was Mr Wareham, 2 other teachers were ;Miss Vokins and Miss Kemp. I lived in Little London and walked to school as did most of the pupils. I remember shops in the village; Pratts Stores, King the Bakers, Parfrey's Garage, chemist shop, (Mr Francis was the Pharmacist). The Post Office cum shop was run by the Misses Fuller, and I believe ...see more

Just on the right up a slight hill and only just visible is the butcher's shop. It was part of the Albury Estate but a new butcher could not be found so it was sold out of the estate and my father, Kenneth Parker, bought it. He redesigned the interior, renaming it 'Whitecroft' after the name on an old map indicating the owner of the field upon which it was built and lived in it for about 15 years. There ...see more

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