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Letter: We Are Thankful for the Preservation of Pewley Down

Published on: 28 Jul, 2020
Updated on: 28 Jul, 2020

View from Pewley Down looking towards the Chantries. Picture by Jonathan Mitchell.

From: Ian Nicholls and Julie Howarth

In response to: The Story Of Pewley Down Gifted To Guildford 100 Years Ago

Well done.  An excellent article.

A gathering to celebrate the centenary will be possible one day  –  with a suitable ale to toast the Friary Brewery.

Meanwhile, it is rather poignant that in this centennial year the people of Guildford have valued this open space more than ever for their daily exercise during lockdown.  Could those who supported its preservation all those years ago ever have imagined just how important it would be?

We reflect on its presentation in thankfulness for the conclusion of the Great War while a different battle is today being fought against an unseen foe, just as they experienced with the Spanish Flu.

If anyone wants to read about the contribution of local men and women of Charlotteville in the Great War, click here for website.

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