A History Lesson - a Memory of Frensham.

I have lived nearby for 10 years and this place eluded me for a while. Tancreds Ford is still a ford but the bridge is the modern equivalent. The reason I am posting this is because it was on the old smugglers route! Contraband was smuggled up from the south coast across the vast expanses of woodland and heathland by packhorse under cover of night. Several places along the way would give shelter for a share of the booty and Pierpont and the old Mariners Inn at Millbridge close by were just two. The smugglers had to cross the river eventually and did so here, before making their way across Surrey Heath to Bagshot, where it was redistributed and taken by many routes on into London.


A memory shared by Mark Gardiner on Apr 28th, 2010.
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