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Fire at Clandon Park – Surrey Infantry Museum

May 9, 20158:03 pmLeave a Comment

“From the images of the fire yesterday the damage was clearly widespread and news agencies are saying that one wing of the building is completely destroyed. I am sure that we all extend our sympathy and best wishes to all of the staff. Thank heavens they are safe and all accounted for.” Barrie Higham, Heritage […]

1730: Clandon Park

November 5, 201210:53 am

Clandon Park, West Clandon, was built c.1730 for the 2nd Lord Onslow by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni

West Clandon: The Maori meeting house (Himenihi ) – Clandon Park

June 18, 200812:27 pmLeave a Comment

Hinemihi, the Maori meeting house at Clandon Park is a small wooden carved and painted building in the gardens of the park. The building is one of only four such meeting houses outside New Zealand and the only one outside a museum. Hinemihi is a building of immense importance to the Maori who created it […]

1759: Hatchlands Park

November 5, 201210:53 am

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, built in 1759, for Admiral Edward Boscawen. The interior is Robert Adam’s earliest documented work in an English country house.

Hassell Images – West Clandon

August 17, 20103:46 amLeave a Comment

The images below are part of a collection of Hassell watercolours held at the Surrey History Centre. High quality copies of these and other images from the collection are available for purchase from Surrey History Centre. Download a request form for a digital copy of an unpublished item (a PDF document). Click on one of […]

West Clandon

July 4, 20072:23 pmLeave a Comment

This is one of the chain of settlements on a line of springs below the North Downs. The village has developed as a ribbon of houses alongside the north-south road from Woking to Newlands Corner. West Clandon is 3 miles east of Guildford, about a mile from East Clandon. Since the opening of Clandon railway […]

East Clandon

July 4, 20072:19 pmLeave a Comment

One of the settlements that grew up along a line of springs between Guildford and Leatherhead, East Clandon lies immediately north of the main road (A246). The village has a complex plan although the road to Ripley reduces this in essence to a zig-zag road through the centre. Lanes leaving this produce a number of […]

Legacies of British Slave Ownership

August 21, 201711:39 am

Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and its legacies remain today, on this page we look at the fascinating and revealing records of the Slave Compensation Commission, which can often make for uncomfortable reading. In 1833 Parliament finally abolished slavery in the British Caribbean, Mauritius and the Cape. The trade in slaves from Africa to the […]


June 1, 20153:02 pmLeave a Comment

The Amazing World of Alice in Wonderland 1993 Edward Wakeling published the first volume of a complete and unabridged version of Carroll’s private journal, with the permission of the trustees of the C.L. Dodgson estate. 1998 The centenary of Lewis Carroll’s death. Centenary An extended series of events in May 1998 marked the Guildford centenary […]

The Outbreak of War

October 16, 20142:29 pmLeave a Comment

Letter to Thomas Lord Farrer from his cousin on the declaration of war, dated 18 August 1914: ‘…It seems as if all one’s hopes and aims had been smashed in a moment …’ When England declared war on Germany, 4 August 1914, few could have imagined the scale of the war, the immense loss of […]