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20s-30s Discover Chilworth & Surrounding Area

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Sunday, 1 November, 2015
11:00 am

Chilworth Gunpowder Mills

This event is designed for young people who enjoy brisk walks in the countryside, and socialising with like-minded people.  Well behaved dogs welcome. The walk will be approximately 8 miles and will include some steep hills.

Come and discover the hidden history of the Chilworth Gunpowder Mills, once a hive of industry in Tudor times that exported gunpowder all over the world.  Now just a series of ruins we will explore the hidden ruins of this hidden wonderland.  The area also includes remnants of the last lines of defence against the Germans if they managed to crossed the Channel during WW2.

We will then climb the North Downs to the picturesque St Martha’s chapel, with breathtaking views over the Tillingbourne Valley.  In the churchyard here lies the grave of Lieutenant Colonel Freyburg VC- Head of the ANZAC forces during WW2, the ashes of Yvonne Arnaud, the famous actress that the main repertory theatre in Guildford is named after and the grave of Sir George Edwards, Chairman of BA who supervised the launch of Concorde.

Meet at Gomshall Station for prompt start at 11.00am.

The event is free but please bring money for pub lunch or drink. Please bring a bottle of water.  Can also bring sandwiches and eat outside.

Please wear stout footwear and practical clothing to suit the weather.

 Booking is essential. If you would like to join us would you please email Chris Howard (choward006@gmail.com) with your contact details or phone or text 07879841000