Memories of Ewhurst

My grandfather Edward Chase kept the Windmill Inn on Pitch hill and my father worked for him. My maternal grandfather John Allen kept the Bull Head in the village of Ewhurst and had two daughters, Mona and Lilian. My father Robert Chase ( Ted ) joined the Surrey Yeomanry during the first World War and served in France (...Read full memory)

I am researching my family tree and I have learned that my ancestor George Worsfold born around 1799 ran Coneyhurst Farm in Ewhurst in the mid to late 1800s. He had 7 children and a lot of other relatives also in Ewhurst and Cranleigh. I am hoping to discover more and perhaps visit Ewhurst soon.

For more information on the men from Ewhurst who served and fell or returned from the First World War, details can be found at www.ewhurstfallen.co.uk. "The number of volunteers from Ewhurst and Ellen's Green was 'second to none'. The memorials show the price they paid" Walter Stemp, one of the village's veterans.

When my maternal grandparents' house "Hobart", Mount Road, Cranleigh was bombed during World War Two we were housed temporarily above the the Crown Inn whilst the bomb was defused and the house put back in order.

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