Category Archives: Grayshott Village Archive news

Grayshott Laundry Revelation!

The Grayshott Society recently commissioned and unveiled a further Blue Plaque for Grayshott – the eighth to be erected in the village. Lady Haddon–Cave, Chairman of the Grayshott Society unveiled the Plaque on the old Grayshott Pottery stone building with a gathering of village residents present. The Plaque was to commemorate that prior to the […]

Grayshott Archive Donates to Help for Heroes

On the 7th November a presentation of a cheque for One Thousand Pounds was made by Grayshott Village Archive to Help for Heroes charity. This sum has been raised from sales of local historian John Hill’s recent book exploring the names appearing in stone on the Grayshott War Memorial. The book, entitled “We Shall Remember […]

New Plaque to commemorate troops billeted in Grayshott

On the 7th November Grayshott Village Archive unveiled a commemorative blue plaque in the main entrance of Grayshott Village Hall to commemorate troops billeted in Grayshott during the Great war. Phil Bates, the Archive Chairman said; ‘This year seeing the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the conflict the Grayshott Village Archive saw fit to […]

Battle Bus project undertaken by local business

A major restoration project for London’s Transport Museum and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has recently been completed by Richard Peskett of Grayshott Village Archive and Peter Lyons of  Haslemere. Richard said: ‘The project had been extremely challenging as it had to be completed within 12 months in time to commemorate the 100th. Anniversary […]

Archive Receives Surprise Donation

At the recent Grayshott Village Archive AGM an unexpected surprise was had when Peter Hatch the owner of presented a cheque for £500 to Phil Bates Chairman of the Archive. Phil said; ‘He was delighted to have received this donation from Peter at this time and gave thanks to him and for his continued […]

Archive Meeting Unearths Silver Cup!

The Grayshott Village Archive held another successful Friends evening recently at the Grayshott Social Club with almost 70 people attending. An illustrated talk was presented by Richard Peskett about some of the larger houses and property which formed much of the background development and made Grayshott and Hindhead such a popular place to reside. Richard […]

War Memorial book launched at Grayshott Market

The first Grayshott Market saw the launch of a unique war memorial book that provides family and war backgrounds of all those officers and men whose names are inscribed on the Grayshott War Memorial, spanning both World wars and the Falklands Campaign. Author John Hill has spent over a year researching the backgrounds of all […]

Blue Plaque Unveiled at Grayshott Primary School

The Grayshott Society have commissioned and now unveiled a further blue plaque for Grayshott – the seventh to be erected in the village – at Grayshott Primary School. Phil Bates, Vice Chairman of the Grayshott Society said; ‘The latest Plaque recognizes the importance of the I’Anson family who had the School built in 1871 and in particular […]

New Social Club venue for Village Archive Friends evenings

Now in its 12th year the Grayshott Village Archive has moved its bi-annual ‘Friends’ evenings to the new location of the Grayshott Social Club.  Having outgrown the available space at Grayshott Pottery the new venue proved to be very popular with the 50 members attending. The evening’s guest speaker was Stephen Penny Chairman of Grayshott […]

New Plinth to Commemorate Grayshott Clinic

Following the sale of the original Grayshott Clinic building situated at the junction of School Road and Beech Hanger Road for redevelopment, the subsequent demolition has given the opportunity for a brick plinth to be built to recognise a part of Grayshott’s history. Thanks to the vigilance of Phil Bates, Chairman of the Grayshott Village […]