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Memories of Abinger Hammer

I used to visit Abinger Hammer in the late 60s early 70s with my Nan and Granddad and Mum to see my Great-Auntie Mabel and Great-Uncle Jack. They lived next door (or next but one?) to the Post Office and Uncle Jack worked in the Watercress beds. I remember a boy called Peter lived at the Post (...Read full memory)

As children in the 60s we used to be taken by our grandparents to Abinger Hammer sometimes on Sunday afternoons. Even if we'd been playing on the green and messing about in the stream we had to look after our Sunday best in order to have tea later at Grimes' Kitchen. We had to have sandwiches first (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

Now, sadly, the Abinger Arms Public House is closed. This view, if taken by the same point, has not changed at all, apart from a bit more traffic coming via Guildford to Dorking and vice versa.

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