Wisley, Hut Hotel And Lake 1903
Memories of Wisley
My Great grandfather Henry Pulling ,Grandfather Harry and Aunty Sis,all lived at the Hut Hotel .Great Grandad was the proprietor.When when he died Gandad and auntie Sis took over.Aunt Sis told me how people would come for a day out and go rowing on the lake.The ladies would drink tea in the tea rooms (...Read full memory)
I have just found that my family on my grandmother's side came from Wisley. Some lived Ripley, Byfleet, and Ockham, but most Wisley. 1841 1851 records onwards. Their name Woodger worked Park Farm.Pond Farm. The Hut. Wisley Lane. Wisley Farm. Wisley Common. There was a James 1786 Ripley. John 1791 Ripley. And a (...Read full memory)
In the 1960's I lived in Papercourt lane Ripley, when The Lake froze over and a bunch of us enjoyed an exhilerating few hours skating freely. Wouldn't be allowed today. I've just written a poem about skating and have included this unique,unforgetable experience.
I have been researching my family for the past 15 years and have found that my family came from, Wisley, Ockham & West Horsley. My 3rd Great Grandfather William Woolgar/er was an agricultural labourer and lived at Old Pond Farmhouse with his wife Sarah Maskell & family. One of the son being my 2nd Great (...Read full memory)