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Come On A Guided History Walk Around Worplesdon

Published on: 12 Sep, 2013
Updated on: 14 Sep, 2013

Join me, David Rose, on a history walk around Worplesdon on Saturday, September 21, as part of the Fairlands Festival of Fun day.

My walk start at 10am from the Fairlands Community Centre. It will take it part of the common at Fairlands, through Merrist Wood to Perry Hill. There we will be meeting local resident Geoff Burch who will show us some history of the houses on the green.

We then walk up to St Mary’s Church where out tour guide will be Anthony Hillard. The walk will continue from the church passing the house Marylands, back across the Worplesdon Road, then making our way back to the community centre stopping in front of Roker’s Farm where the focus will be on the Quaker burial site that was once hereabouts.

The walk cost s £3, and all funds raised on the day will go to support the centre. Place are limited with just a few left. Book by calling fun day organiser Sheila Willis on 01483 234667, or email her at

For those interested in wildlife there will be a second walk at the same time led by Surrey Wildlife Trust ranger, Mark Havler. His walk is titled ‘all things country on the commons’.

Both walks will take a couple of hours – back in time to purchase lunch and a cuppa or a pint at the community centre.

The afternoon and evening promises a full range of activities.

REFRESHMENTS  from 9.30am and throughout the day. Yummy homemade cakes, ploughmans, cream teas and from noon burgers and hot dogs and a fully licensed bar.

FAMILY ALPHABET TRAIL  Starts at 10am throughout the day from centre.
An adventure around Fairlands looking for the 26 houses that will be showing a letter. What do you have to do after that?  You will need to take part to find out! It is enormous fun for all the family.Pushchair and wheelchair friendly. The first 200 children back with a correct quiz and guide sheet will receive a free goody bag. The guide sheets will go into a draw and the winner will receive a family ticket to Chessington World of Adventures worth £134!!  Bags and prize supplied by Worplesdon View Care Home. One goody bag and entry to draw per child with a quiz sheet. Quiz sheets are just a £1. Arrive early for a free goody bag.

FIVE-MILE SELF GUIDED RAMBLE  Paper guides available for sale from 10am. The guide includes history and nature notes (by Mark Havler and David Rose, respectively). Ramble across the fields and nearby woods following the route. You will be surprised what you will see!  If you like, buy the guide and walk it another time. Paper guides £1.

MINIATURE GARDEN ON A DINNER PLATE. Have fun making a little garden on a dinner plate. Take to the community centre either on Friday, September 20, between 3pm and 7.30pm or on Saturday, September 21, between 7.30am and 9am. Judging takes place at 9am. Competition open for all children that attend the Worplesdon School and for children and adults that live in the FLGCA (Fairlands, Liddingtons, Gravetts Lane Community Association)  area.  Classes are: (A) 4 years to 7 years. (B) 7 years to 11 years. (C) 12 years to 101 years  Prizes to be won supplied by Fairlands Garden Club. 

SCHOOL COLOURING  COMPETITION.  Prizes supplied by Metro Bank Guildford.


ANAGRAM COMPETITION  Like anagrams? Two wonderful prizes to be won and you have until the end of October to complete the puzzle. On sale throughout  the day £1.

BORIS DISPLAY.  For those that follow the antics of Boris the dog, the creator of Boris is kindly allowing the public to see more of their work. Not to be missed!  


Worplesdon School Orchestra will be playing from 12:20pm and will be providing a fanfare when the Deputy Mayor of Guildford, David Elms, opens the afternoon events at 12:30pm.

1pm  FUN DOG SHOW  Take your pooch along to show in the ring. 

1:15  POLICE UNITY MEMORIAL BAND Relax and listen to the wonderful music of this band.

2:00   ZUMBA GOLD DEMONSTRATION  Join in and have fun






Lots of stalls and sideshows, plus fun activities for children. Have you ever wanted to be a clown? John and his team will make your wish come true! Want to join a group and make new friends? Go and see what there is to offer at Fairlands with the showcasing of its community clubs. 


Not for young children, but to go and have a lovely evening in the company of your friends and adult family. Put your glad rags on and dance/listen to the live band, (winner of the battle of the bands)  roulette wheel and all things Bond. Be shaken and not stirred! You will not recognise the hall. Tickets £10, light supper included. Tickets from: Alison 01483 234667  Mandy 01483 852134,  Linda 01483 826431,  Helen 01483 826443.

Fairlands Fesitival Leaflet

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