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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Hurt Wood Mill is a small brick tower mill with four patent sails and a fantail. It is located on a remote hilltop surrounded by woodland. The mill has now been converted into a private house.

Other Memories from 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 with this cavalry regiment. He returned to Ewhurst after the war not in the best of health ...see more

In the late 19th century both this inn and the windmill itself, which was a short way away, were run by members of the Coldman family --- brothers I believe.

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.

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.

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