Chiddingfold Memories

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I lived at Coldharbour on Mr Passmore estate. Also there was Mr & Mrs Wady, Mr Puttock, Mr Turner, And a couple who ran the paper and sweet shop behind the crown in Chiddingfold. I went to school in Chiddingfold and used to walk home to High Street Green. I also remember visiting (...Read full memory)

I was a Chiddingfold child. My father was from Milford (Cozens) and his mother and father owned the little newsagents/grocery shop on Manor Road. My mum was from Shackleford (Reffold) and I didn't move far away - Godalming, and some of my siblings still live in Chiddingfold today, my youngest brother in the family (...Read full memory)

My Great Grandfather, James Bartlett, was a Blacksmith using the Smithy on the Green possibly in the 1880's or thereabouts. If there is anyone out there who may have photos or memories of this time I would much appreciate hearing about them. With thanks

My mother has just reached 100 years of age. She was the grand-daughter of a Sarah Barker (née Ayling) who came out to Australia in her early 20's. Sarah had two brothers, David and Alfred Charles. Their parents were George and Betsy Ayling of Chiddingfold. The father had died and Betsy with daughter Sarah and son (...Read full memory)

My cousin Dennis Gill remembers the first Christmas after the war re the children of Chiddingford, the story was published in the Daily Mirror with pictures of the village children, can anyone remember this and maybe has a cutting from the Daily Mirror? If so can they email me

As a child living in Chidd during the war we had freedom to roam anywhere we wished, ie Sidenhurst lakes (where I caught my first carp), the brooks where we fished for tiddlers which we cooked over a camp fire, climbed trees and made camps. Girls and boys played and swam together down the Lagg's in water so (...Read full memory)