Pics and report – cinema’s first birthday

Chilworth Community Cinema is now one year old.

From the first film, the community cinema has been a roaring success, with it’s strong social side, classic films and first class refreshments at an affordable price.

With the aim of bringing the community together, and raising money for local good causes, the cinema is run by Diane Kenny and is supported by a merry band of volunteers and Chilworth2gether. It has shown a variety of classic films, and has new ideas for next year, including a Family Cinema. it offers wine, beer, cider or tea, coffee or hot chocolate to drink, and Losely Ice cream in the interval. As a special treat, Jackie Goode baked a splendid birthday cake, and theatre gets were treated to a celebratory glass of Prosecco.

Here, Diane greets early arrivals at the cinema

Locals sign in and pay at the door and mingle with volunteers

The splendid cake made by Jackie Goode is cut by cinema goer Peter Burt

Bunting adorns the screens

Details of the next film are posted here each month, or you can sign up to receive details of the cinema’s events when you arrive.


Chilworth Manor Christmas Trees on sale – December weekends

We are delighted to see Chilworth Manor will be selling Christmas Trees again this year, each weekend in December, leading up to Christmas.

Click on the poster below, or visit the website, new for this year –

Report and Pic – Chilworth Station, part of the North Downs Line

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.

Gunpowder Mills map and historic information to download

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.
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