Thanks to the generosity of a local benefactor, Chilworth now has Christmas trees for us all to enjoy at strategic points throughout the village.
The Brownie Christmas tree, resplendent with pine cone owls hand made by the Brownies has blue lights and is positioned outside the village hall.
As in previous years, a tree is placed by the millstones at the Hornhatch entry to the village.
New for this year is another tree placed on the triangle of grass by the railway station and the Percy Arms.
We hope they are giving you pleasure, along with the splendid lights installed by individual residents in their front gardens.
Everyone got into the Christmas spirit for the first Family Cinema film at the Village Hall – The Polar Express. All the children wore their jim jams, and proudly wore there golden tickets. Grown-ups as well as children fully enjoyed the popcorn, the ice cream, the hot chocolate and marshmallows and the mince pies in the interval.
As you can see, the regular Cinema Volunteers also are in full on Christmas mode. We even had our own Conductor from the film to keep us on time! As this was such a success, it’s probable there will be further Family showings next year – watch this space!
New signs, a spruced up station, and a special new poster showing the local Surrey Hills around Chilworth were unveiled on October 31 at a short ceremony. Our railway is now badged the North Downs Line, and a guide, encouraging people to access the countryside using the rail network, has been launched. This is good news for locals in Chilworth, where car parking for visitors is a particular issue.
Thanks to Parish Councillor, Patricia Allen, good working relations have been established with David Daniels, Community Rail Development Officer of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership. Today, David Daniels unveiled the new sign which shows the public rights of way to the Surrey Hills, and a circular walking route from the station.
Locals, walkers and representatives from St Martha PC and Shalford PC watched the unveiling of the new sign.
Chilworth Gunpowder Mills Is a scheduled ancient monument. Enhance your visit to the Gunpowder Mills in their magic woodland set by downloading the following information and guided trail. See also a set of images showing the historic remains, shown under Gunpowder Mills Picture Gallery.
Thanks to Andrew Norris, Chilworth Gunpowder Group for the images, and to Glenys Crocker for permission to download the map.