July, 2011 - A ramble through Surrey - Surrey Life - Archant Community

July, 2011

Surrey faces new government green belt threat warn countryside campaigners

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In July's Surrey Life magazine we spoke about the, for now, successful campaign to prevent new oil exploration in the Surrey Hills, which followed hot on the heels of efforts to maintain our county's woodland. Now local countryside campaigners are warning...

Drum roll, please! Take 5 Surrey Life interview outtakes…

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I met Faces' drummer Kenney Jones at his Ewhurst polo club, Hurtwood Park, for August's Surrey Life magazine, which hits shops this week and can also be bought online, and we had such a good time it proved impossible to crow bar all of his many pearls...

Surrey inspired Jane Austen manuscript sold at auction for close to £1million

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Set mainly in Surrey, in the Dorking area, the privately owned work had originally been valued between £200,000 and £300,000 by auction house Sotheby's A rare Jane Austen manuscript of the unfinished novel, The Watsons , sold for £993,250 at an...

A pilot at Wimbledon - contact from Down Under

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Recently, I received an e-mail from over 10,000 miles away about one of our oldest living RAF veterans, whose life has traversed crossing paths with Hitler and witnessing an atom bomb to becoming chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Recently...

Nokia shoots mobile sheep in the streets of Godalming

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Telecoms giant Nokia took to the historic streets of Godalming as they brought the countryside to town for their latest advert. Telecoms giant Nokia took to the historic streets of Godalming today as they brought the countryside to town for their latest...