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AUGUST 2017 | ISSUE 47


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Welcome to our citizens on Instagram. This feature gives you an insight into the everyday lives of people and businesses in Surrey, from breakfast to bedtime and everything in between. Check out our favourites below. Also, follow us on Instagram (theguide2surrey) and if we like what we see then we’ll feature you in these pages!

Alex Orrow

@alexorrow #inglismemorial #reigate #surreyhills #northdowns #colleyhill visitsurreyBeautiful shot

@alexorrow #surreyhills #colleyhill #surrey #uk #northdowns #reigate

KL Vintage

@klvintage Old grocery labels xx #vintage #shopkeeper #grocerystore #grocers #kitchendecor #poundsshillingsandpence

@klvintage Great metal glove stretchers / shapers I have a collection but these are available xx #youneedhands #vintage #gloves

Sarah Tyssen

@sarahtyssen Working outside in the shade! sarahtyssen#workingwithcolours #designing #merinolambswool #woventextiledesign #cardwindings #choosewool #sarahtyssen

@sarahtyssen The air is filled with the scent of lavender.. sarahtyssen#merinolambswool #handwovenlavenderbags #sarahtyssen #woventextiledesigner

Clifton Nurseries - Surrey

@cliftonnurseries Add a sense of calm with a water feature - suitable for interiors or exteriors! Enquire today!

@cliftonnurseries Totally in love with this fabulous hand tied posy made by our Giulia & Ashley!

The Mill at Elstead

@themill.elstead Introducing one of our new summer cocktails - a daiquiri, perfect on a sunny evening beside the river

@themill.elstead On today's chef's signatures - seafood risotto Langoustines, King prawns, pollock @fullerskitchen #fullerskitchen

Guildford Lido

@guildford_lido Beautiful sunny Saturday morning

@guildford_lido What better way to start your day? #laneswimming


Tunsgate Quarter

@tunsgatequarter Access to the basement car park at Queensberry's #TunsgateQuarter is now complete and 'screeding' is now taking place ahead of the granite floor finishes being laid.

@tunsgatequarter Installation of the new roof over central atrium at Queensberry's #TunsgateQuarter is complete. Designed to allow natural light to flow into the centre

The Village Guildford

@villagegford Jungle Body Workout Class. Very energetic for a Friday Evening!! #guildford #thevillage #whereeventscomealive #village

@villagegford Why not come and chill out @villagegford and get a drink from the #boxbar #guildford #thevillage

Bens Collectors Records

@benscollectorsrecords Pop into Bens #records at 5 #tunsgate #gfdindie today!

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Guildford Greenie

@guildfordgreenie Fruit infused water! Forget plastic bottles of squash and cordial - flavour your tap water the natural way! Why not try: Lemon & ginger Cucumber & mint or Orange & lime

@guildfordgreenie One thing I'm terrible for is snacking! As I'm trying to cut down on food & plastic waste - I try and make my own where possible. A big bag of popcorn kernels is so cheap too!


Your Sanctuary

@yoursanctuaryuk Thank you to @daleenartist for this beautiful painting in support of our pop up art exhibition. Such gorgeous strong colours and imagery. #domesticabuseawareness

@yoursanctuaryuk Thanks again to @surreyartschool for supporting us by organising our pop up art exhibition. We will be sharing the submissions over the next couple of weeks.

Stessi Boutique

@stessiboutique Been topping up my tan to show off this gorgeous new fair trade cuff, which has just arrived ÂŁ20.

@stessiboutique Sourced some great new tote/ beach bags recently. All made by the sea in the Uk from upcycled bouncy castles, dinghies and deck chairs.

Loseley Park

@loseley_park Fantastic tropical #colour scheme - perfect for last weekend's heatwave! #weddingday

@loseley_park A #walk in the #white #garden @loseley_park @loseleyevents

Visit Surrey

@visitsurrey View of the scenic River Wey which flows through Surrey. Beautiful photo @surreyhillscountryside - thanks for sharing.

@visitsurrey @morty_man67 has taken a great atmospheric shot of Waverley Abbey ruins, situated in an idyllic location in Surrey.



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Charity Spot - Challengers One generous act of kindness could make a day of play possible this summer… This summer Challengers will be working hard to give disabled children and young people aged between 4 and 25 the best possible time and they need your help to make it happen. You might have seen Challeners out and about around Surrey. They’re the people in bright orange t-shirts having fun and making the most of our beautiful county. If you haven’t heard of Challengers, they are a local Surrey-based charity focused on inclusive play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people Challengers was set up in 1979 by Helen Foley, a local paediatrician, and Colin Hassell, the local leisure centre manager to start swimming lessons for disabled children. They did this because disabled children had nowhere to go to have fun, to try new things, to make new friends and provide families with a short break. In 2017, the need continues to grow and shockingly 51% of disabled children and young people continue to be deliberately excluded from play and leisure opportunities.

Challengers will never turn anyone away, never discriminate and see the individual for who they are, and what they need to enjoy their time at Challengers safely. Children are included from the moment they arrive at Challengers, enabling them to have fun, grow in independence and mature in confidence. The opportunity to play and have fun independently is vitally important to disabled children and young people and their families. Many parents with disabled children feel isolated and this isolation can lead to the breakup of the family. The opportunities for regular independent play make a positive difference for parents and the difference to the children and young people is life changing. A parent of a young man who comes to Challengers talks about the difference it makes to his life: “He really feels like the ‘normal teenager’ he so longs to be when he is there. He loves going shopping, to the cinema, the beach, or just hanging out with his friends there listening to music, playing football, table tennis, watching DVDs .... they are like a family and it is clear to see all the kids love it there!” Across the summer months hundreds of children and young people will be having the best possible time at the

Challengers schemes in Bookham, Caterham, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Godstone, Guildford and Leatherhead. They urgently need your help this summer to help make this happen.

£152 will pay for one child to come to Challengers for a day of fun and laughter. Any amount you can afford to give will make a real difference. For example: • £54.60 pays for a play worker to spend a full day of one on one time with a child • £38.50 could pay for an hour of inclusion training for 15 play staff • £13.00 could allow a Play Leader to spend an hour planning the next few days of play

Please do make a donation today. You can donate online, by post or over the phone:

Post: Challengers, FREEPOST plus RTXU – CKSE – HGUU, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1TU 01483 230 060

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5th – 6th & 12th – 13th August Loxwood Meadow Lovers of all things mediaeval are implored to make their way beyond the borders of Surrey and to Loxwood Meadow, and the annual festivities of the Loxwood Joust. Returning for another year of ancient entertainments; drink mead and be merry, take part in workshops, eat much food and revel amongst the outrageous as times of yesteryear are rekindled and brought back to life by a team of passionate people. Taking place over the course of two weekends in August, re-live the magic and mayhem of mediaeval life. Dress up and be a part of it! For more information visit


18th – 20th August Rural Life Centre, Tilford Excite the senses this month and venture to the magnificent site of Mayfield Lavender. Found towards Banstead, Mayfield Lavender open their doors to the general public from June through to September with the best flowering taking place throughout July and August. Presented with fields upon fields of pretty purple flowers, this is a great spot to serenade some calm into your life and forget about the hustle and bustle or normality. For more information visit

Wings & Wheels


Fantastic flying machines and monster motors come together for the annual Wings & Wheels event at Dunsfold Park this August. Enjoy air shows and motoring shows as well as stunt zones, a kid zone, evening entertainment and much more. Open from 9am – 8pm with free on-site parking, witness the wonder that is Wings and Wheels this Bank Holiday weekend.

Bucketfuls of fun are promised at this year’s Guildford-On-Sea event. Found in the centre of town just next to the Electric Theatre, enjoy all the fun of the seaside without all the fidgeting and fuss that a similar excursion to the south coast may entail. Complete with deck chairs, beach huts, free face painting, candy floss and, of course, a lot of sand, why not take a quick trip to the seaside once you’ve finished your retail therapy in town?

26th & 27th August / Dunsfold Park

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18th - 20th August / Guildford

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THE GUIDE 2 Y Reigate Cave Open Day 12th August / Reigate Caves

Caves in Reigate? Yup, underneath the town’s hustle and bustle, a network of caves exist. In fact these caves are largely sand mines owing to the fact that Reigate Castle, which once stood overlooking the town, was built largely from sand stone. Tour’s and open days operate throughout the year. Find out more about this fascinating tour online. For more information visit

Summer Sounds: Cactus Brass 12th August / Woking Park

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus 9th August / Dorking Halls

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Catch the Royal Shakespeare Company Live beamed straight to your seats in Dorking.

Did you know that every Saturday throughout the summer months, you can enjoy free live music in Woking Park? From 2pm pop along to Woking Park’s bandstand; bring a picnic, bring some pals and enjoy an afternoon in the sun, with live music in the park as your soundtrack. On the 12th August Cactus Brass take to the stage. For more information visit

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Film Nights: The Woman in Black 10th August / The Lightbox, Woking

Love movies? As part of The Lightbox’s 10 Year Anniversary celebrations, on the second Thursday of every month fans of film can enjoy a slice of exceptional cinema from the last decade. This August relive the haunting horror of The Woman In Black starring Daniel Radcliffe. Arrive early for dinner and drinks whereby Seasons Café will be serving up some tasty tapas. Booking is required. For more information visit

Wisley Late

11th August / RHS Gardens, Wisley Experience the wonder of RHS Garden’s Wisley as the sun sets and the dusky glow of August illuminates the garden in all its glory. An exceptional setting in any season, take a stroll through the ornamental gardens and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Wisley after hours in this special series of late events. From 6 – 9pm enjoy discounted admission (adults £7 / children £5). Last entry is 8pm!

Courtyard Sessions

12th August / The Richard Onslow, Cranleigh Found on the High Street of England’s largest village, The Richard in Onslow in Cranleigh really is one of those pubs with a finger on the pulse of their patrons (and not because they’ve passed out in a boozy mess on the floor). As well as an awesome menu serving up seasonally delicious plates of fayre, this August you can sup on some tasty beers whilst being serenaded by sweet sounds of live music from the courtyard. For more information visit

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Vintage Market Grills & Guitars: Steph Richardson 11th August / Farnham Maltings

Farnham Maltings is the location for the superb grills and guitars night this August. Enjoy a tasty BBQ (honey & soy chicken kebabs, smokey paprika pork steaks and haloumi & hummus burgers with chili jam) as well as the sounds of singer Steph Richardson performing some classic Jazz standards on this balmy summer’s eve. NB: Food must be booked the day before! For more information visit

12th August / Goodwood Racecourse With just a month to go until Vintage Goodwood, attendees of the event and aficionados of garments of yesteryear are invited to the racecourse to peruse and pick up their outfits for the big day at the Goodwood Vintage Market. Browse through stalls and even get your hair and makeup suitably styled. Stay for the evening and get your dancing shoes on for Goodwood’s 50’s Jive party. For more information visit


YOUR MONTH Garden Party

19th August / Waverley Abbey House In aid of Farnham ASSIST, pay a visit to the historic Waverley Abbey House this August for a quintessentially English garden party. Complete with music and cream teas, enjoy a tour of the house that overlooks the ancient site of Waverley Abbey and take a wander through the beautiful gardens found within the grounds. For more information visit

Jazz In The Park

20th August / Shalford Park, Guildford

Brooklands Reunion

13th August / Brooklands Museum In the 1930’s and before the outbreak of WW2, Brooklands Museum was the site for all sorts of motoring meets. The Brooklands Reunion sees the museum, relive those meets with all manner of pre-war motoring vehicles on display as well as Test Hill ascents and demonstration laps. In addition, vehicles that actually raced at Brooklands from 1907-39 will also be in attendance. For more information visit

Classic Car Show

13th August / Cranleigh Showground The Cranleigh Lions will once again hold their annual classic car show and auto-jumble this August at the Cranleigh Showground. Get a glimpse of gleaming machines from days gone by and enjoy a day of family fun. Catch the action from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

This year is the centenary of the legendary First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, and what better way to spend a fabulous summer’s evening than with a celebration of Ella’s music with Joanna Eden and her special guest, trumpeter Paul Higgs standing in for Louis Armstrong. Bring a picnic and your favourite tipple, and spread out on the lawns to enjoy a fantastic evening of quality entertainment in this beautiful setting in aid of the bowel cancer charity GUTS. For more information visit

Milton Jones is Nearly Out There 24th August / Camberley Theatre

Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour but unfortunately it isn’t quite ready yet. Don’t panic though he’s a professional, it’s the guy with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4. For more information visit

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Jazz Café: Lee Goodall

15th August / Electric Theatre, Guildford Every month, the Electric Theatre host an excellent Jazz Café session featuring some of the best musicians in the country. This month, multi-instrumentalist Lee Goodall comes to town to perform. Playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes as well as the flute and bass flute, Goodall has spent much of his career in New York performing with a number of heavy weights in the jazz scene, including recording and touring with Van Morrison for two years. For more information visit

Karl Blau Open Air Cinema: Jungle Book 18th August / Guildford Lido

Enjoy the bare necessities and join Mowgli, Baloo and co and enjoy the Disney classic Jungle Book at the open air cinema at Guildford Lido this August. Bring picnic blankets, rugs and snacks and settle under the stars for a movie classic. For more information visit

24th August / The Boileroom, Guildford The sounds of Nashville sail into Guildford this month as Karl Blau comes to town to perform all the way from the US of A. Brandishing his own vision for country music, Blau is a DIY artist at heart and has released some 40 records in a 20 year career, often self-released, hand-made packaged and mailed to his subscribers. In support of his new record which features guest spots from the likes of Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs and more, catch some country music with Karl Blau this month at The Boileroom. For more information visit





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Open Air Cinema: True Romance

Found between Guildford and Godalming, The Three Lions in Farncombe will hold a very special one day music festival this August bank holiday weekend. A celebration of all types of music, the pub will be transformed complete with festival vibe and two stages. Tickets are just £10 with all proceeds going to local charity, the Dan Eley Foundation.

As the summer starts to settle into its final slumber, Open Air Cinema returns to The Medicine Garden in Cobham for one last showing. This September, catch the 90’s classic True Romance starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. Quentin Tarantino’s screenplay is realised by director Tony Scott in this characterful crime thriller. Get your tickets quick for a night of classic cinema under the stars. For more information visit

27th August / The Three Lions, Farncombe

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1st September / The Medicine Garden, Cobham

Blood Brothers

29th August – 2nd September / G Live, Guildford Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. Catch an extended run of performances at G Live this month. For more information visit

Dash of Colour

2nd September / Frimley Lodge Park In aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, enjoy some colourful cardio this September and enter the dash of colour event being held at Frimley Lodge Park. Run or walk the 5k circuit and get doused in powdered paint as you make your way to the finish, all the while raising the valuable pennies needed in order to keep the hospice running. For more information visit

Northanger Abbey

30th August / Hatchlands Park Enjoy a summer’s evening of classic Jane Austen as Heartbreak Productions brings Northanger Abbey to Hatchlands garden. Faux friendships and real romance define this marvellous piece of prose as an Austen classic. Social commentary, humour and parody ensure that this outdoor performance of Northanger Abbey will be the perfect summer evening’s entertainment. For more information visit

Rural Life Vintage Revival

2nd & 3rd September / Rural Life Centre, Tilford The Rural Life Vintage Revival is a brand new event for 2017. Taking place on the Friday and Saturday at the Rural Life Centre, enjoy a plethora of entertainments to fill your weekend with. Live music, vintage stalls, dance lessons, retro cinema, makeovers, hot rods and even a ‘Vintage Pooch’ dog fancy dress competition for the most stylish pooch in attendance. Frensham Brewery will also be in attendance serving the wet stuff. For more information visit

NT Live: Yerma

31st August / Leatherhead Theatre The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role in the National Theatre’s live screening of Yerma. Set in contemporary London, Piper`s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. For more information visit

Roddy Woomble

6th September / The Boileroom, Guildford Frontman of Scottish indie giants Idlewild, Roddy Woomble comes to The Boileroom in Guildford this September. Having recently toured the UK in celebration of the 10th year anniversary of his solo album, ‘My Secret is Silence’, Woomble is a highly regarded songwriter and poet in his own right. His new album is due for release on the 1st September. For more information visit


YOUR MONTH Andy Parsons: Warm Up Tour

Goodwood Revival

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a bin bag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh. Catch funny man Andy Parsons at Cranleigh Arts Centre this September for jovial japes of a jolly kind.

The spiritual home of motor racing; this September indulge in the romance and glamour of glorious Goodwood’s Revival weekend. The only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress, the event is now one of the world’s most celebrated motoring meets with fans coming from all over the world to experience the atmosphere.

6th September / Cranleigh Arts Centre

8th – 10th September / Goodwood Racecourse

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Weave Your Own Chicken Serene Saturday Morning Yoga

9th September / Nower Wood Nature Reserve, Leatherhead Begin your week-end in the tranquil surroundings of ancient woodland with a 90 minute Anusara-Inspired® yoga session taught by instructor Isabel Ferreira. This small class will have exclusive access to the Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve. You will feel at one with nature when practicing with a view overlooking a forest and when the weather permits, a huge decked area can offer the perfect outdoor space for classes to take place.

9th September / Farnham Maltings Spend a fun day learning the art of willow sculpture with local basket maker, Judith Needham, and take home a life-sized chicken to enhance your garden or perhaps give as a unique gift. “Splendid”, we hear you say. Other birds or animals are possible or go wild and experiment with abstract sculpture if you prefer. Suitable for adults and age 14+. All materials and tools provided. For more information visit

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Always The Sun

8th – 10th September / Stoke Park, Guildford This is the one. Always The Sun Music and Arts festival returns to Guildford’ Stoke Park for three days this September. Headlining the main stage will be the likes of The Strypes, Public Service Broadcasting and Lucy Rose. With so much ore in store, check out our A – Z of everything Always The Sun. For more information visit

Heritage Open Days

9th -10th September / Watts Gallery, Compton Enjoy free guided tours, family trails, pottery demonstrations and open studios over the Heritage Open Days weekend and discover the unique 19th century heritage of the Artists’ Village, its collections and the people who worked and lived here. For more information visit

Not Yet Suffragette

8th & 9th September / Mill Studio, Guildford ‘Not Yet Suffragette’ is a potent mix of feminist theatre and stand-up comedy surrounding how - not far - women’s rights have come since winning the vote. Do women only have themselves to blame for ‘breaking the internet’ Kim Kardashian style? Or should Nigel Farage heed his own advice and ‘Go sit in a corner’? The play documents women’s struggles in each decade as they juggle the stereotypes thrown at them by society, whilst trying to make their own way in the world. For more information visit

Heritage Open Day

9th September / Painshill Park, Cobham Throughout the country, sites of historical significance will be opening their doors to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme. On the 9th September you can pop along to the oh so pretty grounds of Painshill Park and enjoy free admission to these pleasure gardens. For more information visit






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Highlights this month at


Still Collins

August 12th

Theatre In The Park: Potty Pirates


Milton Jones Is Nearly Out There: Work In Progress

August 24th

Future Highlights...

Future Highlights...

Northern Soul Live!

Lipstick On your Collar

September 1st

September 2nd

Wines & Spirits: 2 August Antique & Collectors’: 2 August Antique & Collectors’: 23 August Horse Tack Auction: 23 August Photographic, Militaria & Books: 24 August Jewellery, Watches & Silver: 20 September Fine Art & Antiques: 21 September Art On A Ukulele Auction: 21 September Antique Furniture & Clocks: 22 September Toys & Models: 5 October Entertainment & Memorabilia: 5 October Vintage Posters: 6 October Antique & Collectors’: 11 October Cowdry Collection of Memorabilia: 12 October Cowdry Collection of James Bond Memorabilia: 13 October







Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with drumming companion Wrigglesworth and multi-instrumentalist JFAbraham, weaves live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics with archive footage and propaganda material to create stunning sonic vistas of the past. With the recent release of their third studio album, Every Valley, PSB are bringing their dazzling live show to Always the Sun this September… The last time we saw you perform on Stoke Park, you blew away the crowds at GuilFest. That was 2014, so what have the last three years been like for PSB?

This feels like the most pointed, political PSB album to date. What other historic events, movements or issues might you want to explore in the future?

J. Willgoose, Esq: Hmm, I remember that gig well. Well, they’ve been busy. We’ve released two albums and done an awful lot of touring, but that’s what you want to be doing as a band, right? We’re actually taking it relatively easy this summer in terms of festivals (I think you have to as you start climbing the billing, as festivals tend to want you not to do so many), and it feels a bit odd; it’s nice to be busy and feel wanted.

This is definitely a more quietly political statement, yes, but I don’t think it’s hectoring and I don’t think it’s overly didactic or patronising. It’s not intended to be. I think it’s more powerful if you leave room for interpretation and for people to find their own way through it, rather than hammering people with a big Message Stick. And in terms of the future, I have a few ideas, but the main one is having a rest, to be honest, and letting my brain recharge a bit!

For your new album, Every Valley, you’ve focused on one subject in particular: the plight of Welsh mining communities. What appealed to you about that topic? I think I wanted to do something different from what we’d done before, to take more of a risk on a more human story. The more I read about the mining industry. and the strike in particular, the more I realised I wasn’t just researching and writing an album about mining; it’s as much, if not more, about community as it is about the commodity. It made sense then to start looking at framing it in terms of a community, and given the solidity of the Welsh Valleys during the strike I was naturally drawn there. There’s something about the geography, too, that I find inescapably romantic, even in the postindustrial landscape. Ultimately, though, I found it a fascinating story and one that just grabbed hold of me and wouldn’t let go.

Some might say you’re as much historians now as you are musicians. Do you see yourself that way? Definitely not. I think a lot has been made from our early quote about ‘teaching the lessons of the past’… blah blah blah, but that was just a snappy one-liner I thought up to try and sell my solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe. I don’t see us as being historians or as teaching anything to anyone - we’re not that arrogant that we think people need to be educated about these things, or that we think we know more about these things and that puts us in a position to speak about them. I can see how we’ve helped to create that impression ourselves, but it’s really not what we’re about.

What was it like incorporating collaborators into the work this time aroundsuch as singers Tracyanne Campbell from Camera Obscura and James Dean Bradfield from the Manic Street Preachers? It’s great in that they’re all fantastic people to work with and brought a collaborative spirit to this album that we’ve been missing in the past, but also in terms of their voices, too, and just the quality of those instruments. It’s just a privilege to be able to work with musicians of that calibre.

Your appearances over the summer at events like Always the Sun precede a major UK tour supporting the new album. Do you enjoy the touring life? I love playing music for a living. It’s the greatest privilege I can imagine. Some of the travelling and the lack of sleep gets a bit trying, but one of the things you learn from making an album about coal mining is that we have it very, very easy.

The sound, subjects and visuals of PSB continually evolve, but it’s less easy to say the same about your image. Is corduroy simply non-negotiable for you? It should be non-negotiable for everyone.

Public Service Broadcasting headline the Park Stage at Always the Sun Festival in Guildford on Saturday the 9th of September. Head to for tickets and find out more about the band at




Always The Sun Festival returns to Guildford’s StokE Park this September promising the same fun and frivolities as last year’s inaugural event as well as much more. New stages, new bands, new activities and the added bonus of an extra day’s entertainment on the Friday evening. Similarly back in action is our indispensable A – Z guide of everything Always The Sun Festival. Check out what’s going on and where to go once you’re on site. For more information visit



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BOHEMIA Chill out and take a step back into the ethereal sounds of the Bohemia Stage. A new area for the festival this year, expect a cacophony of colour within this laid back corner of Stoke Park. Expect alternative folk music, spoken word and poetry. Catch a whole host of local and not so local acts taking to the stage to serenade your senses.

CHINA BEARS Found on the Park Stage early on Sunday, catch rising stars of the scene and ACM students China Bears. Enjoy the sounds of ambient guitars, choral harmonies supported by a lifting back beat. They released their single ‘Hydra’ in April, which was featured as BBC Introducing in the South’s Track of The Day. They are set to release more music throughout the rest of 2017.

DREADZONE For some rubba-dub good times, catch dub reggae heavyweights Dreadzone on Saturday at the Park stage. With pure sunshine sounds and bass to make your head bob, these cool cats have been playing parties and festivals on a global scale for some three decades. Put on your dancing feet and get ready for some serious beats.







ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE Explore the corners of your imagination through dance, theatre and storytelling at the All The World’s A Stage area of the festival this September. Be inspired by talks given from bright minds, take part in drama workshops and even be the rock star yourself at Always The Sun’s very own Band-AOke - take the mic and have a full live band back you up.





EARTHLING FOREST SCHOOL Kids can come too of course. Always The Sun is a super inclusive kind of affair, whereby young, old, small and tall can attend, enjoy and be entertained by the weekend’s frivolities. Bush Craft kids should make their way to the Imaginarium area of the festival and take part in the Earthlings Forest School, who will be providing a unique opportunity for learners to gain important life skills and appreciation of the natural world through play, woodland crafts and the freedom of self-lead discovery. FIELD TO FORK Brand new to the festival this year is the superb Field to Fork experience. Prepare yourselves for a sumptuous banquet of the senses provided by a trio of local food heroes and last year’s Always the Sun’s kings of the Outdoor Kitchen: The Alternative Kitchen’s Stu Henshall, Masterchef alumni Dan Britten and Smokey Joe’s Joe Docherty. They’ll be setting the table for an exclusive and innovative three course meal apiece. Be quick and book your space online!






JIGSAW TRUST Help raise money for Autism at this year’s festival by visiting the Jigsaw Trust’s stand at the Crafty Peacock area. The Jigsaw Trust are a local charity doing wonderful work to support children and adults with autism. Pop over and paint a mug for you to take home and help raise money to support their work.





INFINITY ORCHESTRA Opening up the Park Stage on the Saturday and Sunday will be the Infinity Orchestra. Infinity is an Inclusive Orchestra for young people of all backgrounds, musical interests and abilities in Surrey aged 12 to 19 (care leavers 21 and learning disabled 25). Fancy getting involved? Suitable for experienced musicians as well as complete beginners and we Infinity are always interested in welcoming looked after young people, unaccompanied minors and young people with physical disabilities.



HOUSE OF HATHA Feeling the need for calm? For a little peace and quiet (should it all be a bit much) head to the House of Hatha for some rest and relaxation. The House of Hatha area is all about wellness and good living, a calling for contemplation. Why not find your centre of calm and take part in Yoga workshops, enjoy massages from local practioners and even take a dip in a hot tub! Sign up for all these sweet treats ahead of the game online at







THE GREAT GUILDFORD BAKE OFF Victoria Sponge or Lemon Drizzle? Rainbow Brownies or Bakewell Tarts? More good times for fervent foodies out there as The Great Guildford Bake Off comes back for another year of cake-fuelled competition. What to do? Sign up online before the festival, bake your best cake and watch on with cup of tea in hand as judges cast their votes to crown a master baker.

KIDS GO FREE! Always The Sun Festival is very much a family festival and as such if you’re 10 or under you get in for free and 15 or under is just £10. To save on the pennies there are all sorts of family ticket options to choose from. Of course, as one would expect, there’s so much going on all weekend all over the site for families to get involved with areas such as the Imaginarium, All The World’s A Stage, The House of Hatha and more.

LUCY ROSE Headlining the Sunday night of the festival will be the sumptuous sounds of Lucy Rose who will be closing the festival with the suitable sounds of a Sunday evening in the park. The indie folk singer will be performing tracks from her back catalogue as well as tunes from her new album, ‘Somethings Changing’.ok sharp.

MANJULA Food plays a big part in our lives, especially when you’re out and about at a festival. But have no fear, for ATS have got you covered. For some tasty vegan alternatives to the usual fayre you might find at a fest, make your way over to Manjula. The menu includes tasty bites such as a South Indian Masala and Thai Burritos. See you there.









PARK STAGE It’s the place to be! Dance your socks off all weekend at The Park Stage. Hosting some of the finest up and coming and established artists on the circuit. With eclecticism at the heart of entertainment today find the likes of dub heavy weights Dreadzone rubbing shoulders with local indie bands like Blackwaters and the all-out punk sounds of Idles sitting side by side with the pop-world of 14 year old YouTube sensation Sapphire.






OUTDOOR KITCHEN Food glorious food. The Outdoor Kitchen was certainly a highlight at the inaugural Always The Sun Festival last September. Over the weekend expect hands on workshops with some of the most innovative chefs around the county. Feeling competitive? The Great Guildford Bake Off is back, as well as the Field to Fork banquet experience and Smokey Joe’s Napalm Chicken Wing Challenge.

QUATRE FEMMES RECORDS Across the weekend on The Andertons Stage, local promoters, record labels and collectives will be showcasing some of the best in up and coming artists currently playing all over the county and country. Quatre Femme Records will be presenting a trio of amazing artists in the form of Burnz, Ark and The Fleet Booze Hound Blues Band.

REUBEN GRAY 16 year old singer songwriter Reuben Gray from Guildford hit heights earlier this year when he wooed the nation and got to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. Currently working on his debut EP catch Reuben play on The Bohemia Stage.







NEXT GENERATION YOUTH THEATRE Think you got some moves? Fancy strutting your stuff at Always the Sun Festival? Head to the All The World’s a Stage area and join Artistic Director Laura Lloyd and The Dancers of Next Generation Youth Theatre for a fun contemporary dance workshop for all ages on the Saturday followed by their performance of “What She Said” on Sunday.








SLEEPY FOLK Cosy up to the sweet, sweet sounds of the wonderful Sleepy Folk this September. Hailing from various corners of the world, this talented 5-piece, conveniently convened at the Academy of Contemporary Music, right here on the doorstep of Always The Sun Festival. Catch a true treat of blissful harmonies over at The Bohemia Area of the festival this weekend.

THE STRYPES Headlining the Friday night party at Always The Sun on the Park stage will be Irish 4 piece The Strypes. Playing classic rhythm and blues, the band are inspired by the likes of Dr. Feelgood, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and the early Rolling Stones, In April 2012 they released a 4-track EP, “Young, Gifted & Blue” which hit no. 1 on the iTunes Blues Chart and ignited the interest of record companies. Most definitely one’s to watch, remember where you saw them first.







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WILLOW WEAVING Fancy getting crafty at this year’s Always The Sun. Take some time out from the tunes and make your way over to the Crafty Peacock area of the festival and try your hand at Willow Weaving. Join the team from the aptly named Special Branch, who will be showing you what’s what over the weekend.



VAPORS Turning Japanese, they think they’re turning Japanese! Local veterans of the music scene, the new wave 80s cult classic sounds of The Vapors will be taking to the Park Stage on Sunday. The band, all hailing from Surrey, formed in 1979 and after establishing themselves locally as an exciting live outfit, got their big break after ‘The Jam’ Bass player Bruce Foxton saw them playing in a local pub and invited them to tour with The Jam on the ‘Setting Sons’ tour. The rest as they say, is history.





UNPREPARED Ever had a weird idea you wanted to see happen on a stage? Unprepared! are here to make that happen - just for you! And everyone else in the tent, but you know what we mean right?. Big comedy, improvised on the spot based on YOUR suggestions! Get to the All The World’s a Stage area over the weekend for some silliness.

THE EXCHANGE Want to chew the fat? Put the world to right? Well The Exchange is the place to go. Exchange schools of thought, tackle social, local, and global issues with stands from a variety of local and national charities, activist groups and social enterprises.

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ZZZZ’s With just a few weeks to go until the big event, there aren’t many zzzz’z we’ll have to go through before it all kicks off and you’re down the front of The Park Stage in a sweaty mess having just had the time of your life.

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Well guys and girls here we are. Yep, this is the epicentre of the Summer Holidays, the place where the initial excitement has abated, and the cold reality of your children’s interminable company has dawned on you. Don’t fret, though: You can do this. And besides, we make Gin in Surrey… So since we’re on the home straight, why not fill the time with this selection of fun family activities.

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AIRHOP, GUILDFORD Midleton Industrial Estate, Guildford Let’s face it, there’s going to be the odd rainy day this summer and with that in mind we’ve decided to provide you with a “rainy day” option for you and the family. Air Hop is tucked away in Guildford, one of four spread over the country. Imagine a large warehouse where you can bounce on every surface or playing dodgeball whilst bouncing 4 feet in the air. There’s so much fun to be had at Air Hop; bouncy, crazy fun all under one roof.



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Why not escape the Summer sun and head for the piste to cool off? Sandown Ski centre runs their Junior Club on Saturday mornings. The session caters for both children who can slalom and schuss as well as those who’ve never tried. The good news is that during the session the slopes are open for the kids so there’s no danger of a repeat of the time Kate drank too many Schnapps and ploughed into Tarquin’s kids. Bear in mind though that all sessions must be booked in advance so the team at the centre can make sure there are enough instructors to go around. Also remember that all minions must wear helmets while skiing, and these aren’t provided.



Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, Nutfield, Redhill

Well who would’ve have thought that nestled in the Eastern Holds of our fair county sits one of the World’s top Mountain Board Centres? Ride the Hill has something for everyone and, mercifully, a lift to take you back up after your descent. The centre’s aimed at everyone even if you’re an absolute beginner so this is definitely one for joining in with the kids. All the instructors are ATBA qualified so you’ll be

zooming down the slopes in no time! But if you’d rather watch your offspring take off then you can take in the wonderful countryside that surrounds the venue as well as eat from the local farm shop. Now for the bad news. Sadly, Ride the Hill will be shutting on the 30th of September so this really is your last chance to enjoy a fantastic day out on the hills.



GUILDFORD AND TOWN TREASURE TRAIL Get the kids outside on a good old fashion treasure trail. The idea is a self-guided themed Treasure Trail through Surrey’s pretty Guildford and its quiet river The Wey. This trail is actually one of three different trails in Guildford itself and one of a whopping 13 across Surrey! You and the kids follow a set of clear directions whilst searching for the answers to the clues which can be found on the way on plaques, buildings, statues and just about anything else! Now, every time you solve a clue, you’re eliminating a

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possible resting place of the long lost treasure on the old treasure map. Get the clues right and like The Goonies you’ll discover the location of the treasure. In the meantime, you and the wee ones have been completely oblivious to the fact you’ve had a great day outside in the fresh air! This is a walking activity and the trail is about one and half miles long so bear that in mind. Also, it’s not really one for prams so dads will have to don the baby backpack.



Hardwick Lane, Lyne, Chertsey

We’re back outside now for something a little less adrenaline filled but no less exciting. Not far from Chertsey you’ll find The Great Cockcrow Railway. This is the country’s most extensive miniature railway and offers children and adults a chance to experience the thrill of a train ride. The railway is divided into two routes which offer either a non-stop tour around the railway or a “stopping” route which takes in the local Jungle! It really is a wonderful little railway with signal boxes and station halts as well as authentic signs from bygone years. The railway also has refreshment facilities with wonderful fayre including savoury snacks, wonderful cakes and ice creams. Oh, and there’s free parking. The railways is usually only open on Sundays but throughout August the railway will be open on Wednesdays as well.



This summer the team at Leith Hill Place have put together a packed programme of activities ranging from outdoor fun with the rangers, to the first ever outdoor theatre performance in the grounds. Throughout August on Wednesdays the Leith Hill rangers will be offering a special trail, all a part of The National Trust’s “50 things to do before you’re 11 ” activity ideas. You and your brood can pick up a trail map from Leith Hill Place and head out to explore the gardens and grounds, trying your hand at bug hunting, making a trail with sticks or creating natural art. Even though the house itself isn’t open there’ll still be hot and cold drinks to keep you going. Why not take a picnic? This is a free event as well which is nice!





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THE SURREY GAME AND COUNTRY FAIR A fantastic rural day out for the whole family on Sunday 24th September The Surrey Game and Country Fair is an action packed, rural day out for the whole family, combining top class entertainment, have-a-go activities, shopping and rural crafts and local food and drink. The event is organised by the Surrey County Agricultural Society, a small charity that exists to promote agriculture and good farming. Rural pursuits are at the heart of the event with duck racing and sheepdogs, the amazing Warrenby gun dogs, ma jestic birds of prey, terrier racing and a parade of hounds all performing in the main arena. Fly fishing, ferret racing, a family dog show with fantastic prizes and dog agility can also be found around the Fair ground. Food lovers are in for a real treat this year with the Food Theatre complementing the ever-expanding Food Hall. Demonstrations include hedgerow foods and medicines and the popular Tillingbourne Trout Farm complemented by a butcher and a chef.

The Fair is the ideal place for some early Christmas shopping – or simply to treat yourself! You’ll find everything from unique pieces of jewellery to handmade leather goods. And the kids will have fun with donkey rides, The Sheep Show, Punch & Judy and their own model railway. This year, the Fair will be run in association again with Hownhall Shooting, who will host an all-day shoot as part of the day’s activities. This will include a 50-bird sporting shoot with various awards and have-a-go pursuits for all ages including clays, muzzle loading, air rifles and simulated pigeon. Archery also features for the first time at the Fair. On the same day, but a few miles away at Eashing Farm near Godalming, is the 2017 Surrey County Ploughing Match, the most prestigious in the South East. The match brings together around 70 ploughmen with vintage and modern tractors, heavay horses and hand ploughs. Entry to the ploughing match is free and runs between 10am and 1pm.

WIN Family Tickets to the Surrey Game and Country Fair! The kind folks at the Surrey Agricultural Society are giving away two family tickets to readers of the Guide 2 Surrey. The tickets, worth £27 each, cover two adults and two children, making the Fair an even more thrilling day out for our winners.

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Cannabis has been hitting The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) the headlines across The endocannabinoid system (ECS), the globe recently was only discovered in 1992 by Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam and has as countries begin to become fundamental in understanding the relationship between the legalise the prohibited cannabinoid molecules found within cannabis and the relationship those plant and recognise, cannabinoids have within our bodies. The ECS is essentially a group of scientifically, the medical cannabinoid receptors found within the brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems of all benefits of cannabis, mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. The are differentiated by their which has been outlawed receptors names CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily found within the brain across the majority of and central nervous system, whereas receptors are mostly found in the world over since the CB2 the peripheral organs, especially cells associated with the immune system. 1920’s. Still to be added to the syllabus that Anecdotal evidence from the public has seen various conditions and diseases such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis, transformed through cannabis oil and other extracts from the plant. The recent admission by mother Callie Blackwell, who gave her dying son cannabis to help ease his cancer symptoms and in turn cured his cancer altogether, has got us thinking that maybe there’s something we’re missing medicinally here in the UK. Subject of an ongoing ‘war on drugs’ across the globe, Cannabis was first banned in the UK in 1928, though until 1971, the plant was being prescribed by doctors (for treating drug addictions). Treatment ceased when the Misuse of Drugs Act came into force, creating the A, B, C classification we recognise today. Due to the prohibition of cannabis, only limited research and scientific studies have been able to be carried out. In the age of the internet where information is so transferrable, and as time moves on, so too does it seem, that our understanding and knowledge of this plant is ever increasing. So what do we know?

medical students are taught in the UK, the ECS is known to be involved in a variety of physiological processes that includes appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory.

Cannabinoids Found predominantly within the cannabis plant are molecules called cannabinoids which act to some degree on the endocannabinoid system in a variety of ways. Different cannabinoids will have different effects on our receptors and in turn help our bodies to communicate messages in aid of our homeostasis. The most common cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but it has now been discovered that there are as many as 120 different cannabinoids that exist. Some Cannabinoids and What They Do THC – the most commonly heard of, THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that is commonly associated with ‘getting high’. Benefits include help with; Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Multiple

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Sclerosis, PTSD, Crohn’s Disease, Cancer. CBD – Non-psychoactive and legal in the UK. Benefits include; anxiety, depression, chronic pain, diabetes CBC – non psychoactive, CBC is known to have benefits that include; anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, antidepressant. It may even produce new brain cells! CBN – the breaking down of THC, naturally transforms the properties of the cannabinoid. CBN’s benefits have been known to include; appetite stimulant, pain reliever, anti-asthmatic as well as potential medication for glaucoma. And it’s not just the cannabis playing host. Other plants such as Echinacea, the Chinese rhododendron and even our beloved cocoa also contain various cannabinoids within them that play their part in keeping our ECS in check. The fact that our bodies have an ECS in the first place, suggests that we ourselves produce our own cannabinoids. Research has even shown that breast milk contains cannabinoids that encourage babies to make the suckling action. Interestingly, much like Vitamin C may boost our immune system, cannabinoids may have the potential to boost our endocannabinoid system. One such theory being explored currently is cannabinoid deficiency, which may contribute to migraines.

The Difference between Cannabis and Hemp? An area that has caused much debate over the years due to a lack of research and education is the difference between hemp and cannabis. Of the same family, the difference between the two plants is their purpose through time and cultivation. Known for its durable and hardy fibres, hemp can be used for textiles, paper, clothing as well as a food supplement due to its CBD content,


Hemp merely describes a Cannabis Sativa plant that has low traces of THC. Cannabis (or marijuana) is used to describe a cannabis Sativa plant that is bred for its resinous glands (known as trichones) that contain high quantities of another cannabinoid, the psychoactive molecule THC).

How can you support your ECS in the UK? Whilst cannabis is illegal in the UK, Industrial Hemp (less than 1% THC) is not, though a license is required. Hemp is a great source of the cannabinoid CBD, which is known for its calming effects and positive effect on the body overall homeostasis. Whilst the medical laws pertaining to CBD are a little murky in this country, one such company making the effort to provide a variety of CBD products available to the general public are Surrey based, CBD Oils UK. Having started their business in Epsom, the independent online retailers and campaigners for clearer information on cannabis, recently moved to Purley due to the rapid expansion of their business and the needs of their ever increasing customer base. CBD Oils UK produce high quality CBD Oil as well as other CBD products, from Industrial Hemp sourced from Colorado in the US. As well as oils, other products include edible gummy bear sweets, vape pens, CBD crystal isolate, terpene infused CBD crystals and even a body salve. Remember that none of these products contain the psychoactive THC. CBD Oils UK also have a plethora of great information online regarding CBD products.

The Economics Since 2012, 26 states across the US have legalised cannabis in one form or another (medically, recreationally) with another 3 states scheduled for legalisation this year. Whilst still federally illegal, through state held referendums the general public voted to pass laws legalising the medical sales for cannabis and more recently for recreational use. The industry in the US is expected to be worth over $20.2 billion dollars in sales by 2021. With Canada set to table legislation passing laws both medicinally and recreationally, one such Canadian weed based company Canopy, recently floated on the stock exchange and within one day had sold 24 million shares, making the company worth $943 million. With the UK known for the largest consumption of cannabis in Europe (if not the world per capita), we suspect that are, as a nation, we were to follow suit and legalise cannabis,

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the taxable income may afford us the possibility to pay for a few things we need in order to support our country’s infrastructure; the NHS, education, housing, the list is endless. So whilst the future of cannabis in the UK remains uncertain, is it time we start to seriously consider what cannabis can do for us, rather than confining it to a by-product of prohibition in hearsay and conspiracy. Where the plant is grown naturally and indigenously, cultures and communities have been using the plant ceremonially and medicinally for millennia, Talk to individuals that may have partook in the recreational use of the plant and they will tell you of its calming and relaxing properties. Do we think there’s something in all of this jamboree of marijuana discovery that might have an ounce of integrity and truth? Only through discovery, education, regulation and legalisation, will we begin to understand more about cannabis and the potential medical benefits that cannabinoids may reward us with. Only time will tell.





Foodie NEWS and EVENTS The Big Meat Summer BBQ 26-28th August / Pierrepoint Farm, Farnham

The Big Meat is a family friendly barbecue and music festival that started as a chat around a fire pit among Leo, James & Tom about their love of great food, great music and great beer and ended up becoming a weekend celebration of cooking outdoors with family and friends. For 2017 you can come and watch the barbecue competition teams battling it out and if you time it right you can grab yourself some tasters or be a judge yourself in the chilli cook off by partaking in the public’s choice category. You can also learn more about barbecue from fantastic demo chefs all weekend on the Traeger Grills stage. With demonstrations ranging from how to prepare and cook a whole pig or lamb over a fire pit to how to build your own homemade smoker from an oil

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26th – 28th August / Hampton Court Palace As a setting for one of the biggest food shows in the UK, it doesn’t get more lavish than the stunning grounds of Hampton Court Palace. Henry VIII’s grand pile will be the scene for three days of delicious food and entertainment, featuring some of the UK’s favourite chefs and stunning artisan food producers. The Feast Kitchen will see the likes of Michel Roux Jr, John Torode, Lisa Faulkner and Antonio Carluccio taking part in live cooking demos and interviews. Shop for the latest cook books

at the pop-up book shop and get your copy signed! Discover, eat and shop your way around over 100 hand-picked artisan producers and companies. With everything from oysters to sausages, and brownies to crepes, it’s guaranteed to delight even the most committed foodie. You’ll be able to pick up tasty picnic treats to enjoy against the backdrop of one of Britain’s most historic buildings. For more information go to

barrel - you are guaranteed to learn something new. You’ll find some of the best barbecue and street food sellers on site too along with a fine selection of drinks vendors; And you can also come and buy everything from a grill or smoker to cook on from The BBQ Shop through to rubs and sauces and other great products from our other shops. There’s also plenty for children to do on site from a free play zone to inflatables and ride ons. And we’ve not even mentioned the fantastic and hugely talented musical lineup playing for your pleasure all weekend! Camping available Saturday and Sunday. Dog friendly. Tickets and more information at


G Live Beer Festival AND Food & Drink Festival!

Beer Festival: Friday 8 - Saturday 9 September / Food & Drink Festival: 10th September

G Live could have stopped at one lavish foodfest, but no! Over one weekend, both real ale worshippers and forthright foodies are invited to descend on Guildford’s premier entertainment venue for both the G Live Beer Festival and their first ever Food and Drink Festival.

and a full hog roast and BBQ will be served throughout the event.

The G Live Beer Festival will once again be filled to the brim with local ales, music and food. Some of the county’s top independent brewers will be offering seasonal ales and ciders. If your friends are ale fans, but you’re partial to a gin and tonic then this can be still be a great day out for you as a wide range of wines and spirits will be served throughout the day. There will be live music throughout the festival

G Live’s first Food and Drink Festival promises to be a hugely popular addition to the town’s calendar. Run by Local Food Britain, the festival will gather some of Surrey’s and her neighbours’ best food producers and cooks offering a galaxy of flavours, from cheese to chocolate, gin to jam, to sink your teeth into. There’ll be masterclasses, competitions, Afternoon Tea as well as hog roast and BBQ. (Stalls may still be available for exhibitors so contact Local Food Britain on 01737 823208 or visit For more information

Bake with Jack at Albury Vineyard

13th August /11.30 am - 2pm / Albury Organic Vineyard, Silent Pool, Albury

Learn to bake bread with local food hero Jack Sturgess with a fun demonstration followed by lunch and a glass of Albury wine! Jack will show you how to make two of his favourite breads, and create delicious accompaniments to go with them that you can enjoy for lunch at the vineyard with a glass of Albury’s awardwinning sparkling wine. The event will

start with the demonstration which will last around an hour. There will be plenty of tasters to go around, and recipes to go home with. The demonstration will be followed by lunch and a glass of wine. For more information go to



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Thursday 17th August | 9am – 2.30pm | Town Square, Woking

Sunday 27th August | 10am – 1.30pm | Central Car Park

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HASLEMERE FARMERS’ MARKET Sunday 3rd September | 10am – 2pm | High Street



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woking food and drink festival 2017 Over the course of five years, Woking’s Food and Drink Festival has grown from a spirited little food fete into an event of unbridled epicurean epicness. Thousands of hungry visitors will once again descend on Jubilee Square, Mercia Walk, Commercial Way and Gloucester Walk this September for three days of glorious food and drink as well as the chance to learn from some of the finest culinary talent in Surrey and the UK. Oh, and the cherry on the sundae? It’s completely free to attend! The town centre will sprout more than 80 stalls from sellers and artisan producers, with most giving away mouth-watering samples of the finest regional produce as well as that from further afield. Given the increased stature of English wine on the world stage, a welcome new addition to the festival sees the brand-new Wine and Cheese Zone running across all three days. Visitors can sample wine from Surrey and English vineyards along with opportunities to buy the carefully crafted cuvees. Weybridge based John Mobbs, lead writer for Great British

Wine, will also be on hand to host regular tasting and Q&A sessions. Another new addition to this year’s line-up will be the introduction of BiteSize Talks delivered by local producers, gastronomes and chefs, hosted at a range of town centre locations, including Tante Marie Culinary Academy, New Victoria Theatre, The Lightbox and WWF-UK’s The Living Planet Centre. Visitors can learn all about Silent Pool Gin’s story; experience wine and food pairings hosted by local sommeliers; butchery skills and different cuts of meat from Surrey Hills Butchers; the importance of creativity and influences of Steve Drake, Head Chef of Sorrel and former Roux Scholarship winner; food writing and styling with a smartphone and, much more! Think of it as the collective, contemporary culinary wisdom of Surrey served on a plate!

is today without its galaxy of gourmet stars, and 2017 is set to shine brighter than ever before from the stage of the Tante Marie Culinary Academy Theatre. Heading up this cabal of stellar cookery talent is avuncular Italian maestro Antonio Carluccio OBE, Chef Ambassador for The Clink Charity and fellow Italian and founder of the restaurants, Al Crisci MBE, to highlight the charity’s pioneering and inspirational prisoner rehabilitation programme, which has changed the lives of thousands of former inmates.

For families and little chefs in the making, ‘I Can Cook’ presenter, Katy Ashworth, will be hosting three, short, interactive family fun shows in the Rhoda McGaw on Saturday 2 September.

Joining them are Three Girls Cook – aka Alison O’Reilly, Giovanna Ryan and Lorna Robertson – who appeared on TV screens as MasterChef 2017 finalists, and for a little Michelin magic, Bruno Loubet, will bring some French flair and finesse to the table. During his acclaimed international career Loubet has founded numerous high profile restaurants and picked up a selection of prestigious awards. His Grain Store restaurant in London gives vegetables an equal billing on the menu, driven by an ethical and sustainable approach to ingredients.

But of course, the Woking Food and Drink Festival wouldn’t be the event it

As always, Surrey’s local talent will be well-represented by the likes of senior


instructors from Tante Marie Culinary Academy; Dougie Balish, Head Chef at The Tudor Room at Great Fosters, Egham – Surrey’s only Michelin Star restaurant; Steve Drake, Chef Patron at Sorrel, Dorking; Fernando Stovell, Head Chef at Stovell’s, Chobham; Ben Piette, Head Chef at London House, West Byfleet; Aneke Spacie, Executive Chef at Waters Edge, Woking; and Dan Britten, Head Chef at The White Horse, Hascombe. Keep up to date with this year’s Woking Food and Drink Festival, including how to book the Bite-Size Talks, visit and follow on social media at @WokingFoodFest.

Who’s On The Menu? ANTONIO CARLUCCIO OBE TV chef, author and Chef Ambassador for the Clink Restaurant


OLIA HERCULES Food writer, stylist and TV chef


Chef and founder of The Clink Restaurants and Director of Clink Events

Chef patron of Sorrel, Dorking, and owner of The Anchor, Ripley

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International restaurateur and Head Chef of the Grain Store, London

Three Girls Cook MasterChef 2017 finalist trio, Alison O’Reilly, Giovanna Ryan and Lorna Robertson

Head Chef at Stovell’s restaurant, Chobham

ANEKE SPACIE Executive Chef and owner of Waters Edge Cafe, Horsell



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WHERE TO EAT: White Hart, Witley A rebellious, indie spirit and a reverence for amazing barbecue make this gorgeous country pub an essential visit for foodies after a little smoke and fire… As traditional British country pubs go, you could pass by the White Hart in Witley any number of times and never see more than a lovely olde watering hole, strewn with bunting and flowers and lazy, rural charm. And while it certainly has that in spades, actually visit the White Hart and you’ll discover, as we did, a very different beast than you’d expect. Chef Sam Daffin took on the 16th century public house a few years ago and brought his obsession with whiskey, beer and rock and roll, and his genius in the dark arts of real barbecue, with him. Now the White Hart, and her sister pubs the Winterton Arms in Chiddingfold and the Grey Horse in Kingston, enjoy an unmatched reputation for insanely good smoked meats as well as redefining ‘British BBQ’ in a classic pub setting.

Inside, the White House has retained all its old-world appeal, but serves as a canvas for the idiosyncrasies of its owner and his equally colourful team. All manner of quirky objects, old record sleeves, cult movie and rock posters and indie artwork adorn the pub, infusing it with a personality you just don’t find enough of in other country pubs. Still, a summers day begged to be enjoyed outside in the pub’s pretty courtyard, where we settled down to explore the White Hart’s infamous food and drink. There’s a new burger special every month; barmy constructions inspired by cherished patrons or the staff’s own adventures. This month’s was ‘Up to No Gouda in Amsterdam’. I tried to probe further but received only a sheepish ‘don’t ask’ expression from the pub’s manager Gareth, who was otherwise as unfailingly affable as the rest of the young team here, all of whom exude a tangible pride in their pub, and especially their food and booze. Whiskey’s most definitely the thing at the White Hart, with a blackboard and bar groaning with the stuff. From the cocktail menu, we discovered some fiendishly

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clever concoctions including a ‘Dill or No Dill’ that tasted of apple, dill, cucumber and summertime over gin and the ‘Mary-Le-Bone-Licker’, a bloody mary infused with smoked vodka and something referred to, troublingly, as ‘smoker jizz’. I know, I know: “don’t ask.” We sipped these as we poured over the pub’s concise menu, grazing on some olives and grilled pitta smothered in a luscious avocado hummus spiked with that earthy, spicy Egyptian condiment dukkah. Now, I won’t lie; we’d been lured here by the promise of smoky slabs of masterfully cooked meat, but even so we ordered some seafood to kick off the meal proper. It felt like the polite thing to do. Where many pubs and restaurants seem almost embarrassed to present octopus in anything like its original form, the kitchen at the White Hart proudly serves the tentacle whole, after giving it some lovely smoky char and a crispy surface that disguised meat so succulent and sweet, I swear I’ve never known cephalopod so good. Amazing by itself, a cunning pesto of capers, garlic and parsley drizzled over chorizo matched it perfectly. Opposite that, and


The White Hart Petworth Road Witley Surrey GU8 5PH Tel: 01428 683 695 Grilled Pitta Bread Avocado Hummus £3 Galician Octopus £8 Whisky Cured Salmon £7

a delicate contrast: salmon gently cured in Hibiki Japanese whiskey; soft, cool and pleasantly gummy with just enough whiskey background, with a dressing that was part cucumber kiss and another part wasabi slap. And then the main event, and here I’ll confess that there was one item that had drawn me here today above all others. The ‘Gianfranco Gorgonzola’ was a Burger of the Month so brilliantly demented it has remained a permanent fixture on the menu. They start with a fat, juicy patty cooked pink as God intended, throw it in a brioche bun, load it with cheese, tomato relish, dill pickle and something tangy and wondrous they call a ‘garlic bread aioli’ before topping it with – and I’m not making this up – a golden-crusted, deep fried lasagne. With liquid gorgonzola streaming down the sides like white lava, it’s a burger that exists in both dreams and nightmares. And it was absolutely awesome. Honestly, the ‘Gianfranco’ feels so wickedly illicit it should be a whispered secret, a suburban legend infecting an amoral underground foodie sub-culture, where those who possess the forbidden knowledge often turn up dead or fat

or both; a burger that sends shifty gluttons down dark alleyways to murmur codewords through heavy steel doors, then descend into gloomy basement kitchens in pursuit of the most seedy and sordid culinary perversions. It’s that wrong, and yet so, so right. Not as gimmicky, but no less delicious, was a plate of St Louis Cut Pork Ribs glazed in the pub’s own barbecue sauce. Here, the kitchen’s mastery of smoke and alchemy was on full show, the meat parting from the bone in soft, succulent waves of pork and that shimmering, sticky-sweet glaze clinging to it like a spicy, savoury caramel. Sides aren’t a sideshow here, either. Sweet potatoes roasted over coals until butter-soft and the colour of blood and honey, sat over a pungent dill aioli laced with black garlic, was almost too much, and even something as simple as sweetcorn licked by fire and bathed in bacon butter felt less like feeding us and more like flirting. I may have even blushed. Vision swimming by now, we finished with a cheerful ice cream sundae sprinkled with cornflakes, with lashings of

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dulche du leche and hot fudge sauce sinking into the cool, creamy depths. Like just about everything else on the menu, it’s intended to produce nothing more than big, soppy, satisfied grins from diners, but make no mistake; the level of cooking, the precision, imagination and the reverence for their dishes and ingredients set the White Hart quite apart from many other pubs that merely pretend to those standards. There’s swagger and confidence baked into every facet of this place, from the team to the décor and, especially, the food and drink. This, truly, is Where to Eat.




Smoked Pulled Shiitake Mushroom in homemade BBQ sauce

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Ingredients 1kg Shiitake Mushrooms

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Hickory Chips BBQ Sauce 300ml Vegetable Stock 500ml Pale ale 500ml Ketchup 4 tbsp English Mustard 4 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 4 tbsp Molasses 4 tbsp Unrefined Brown Sugar 2 tbsp Garlic Powder

Kimchi 1 kg (2 lb) Chinese cabbage 140g cup sea salt 1125ml water 5 garlic cloves 2” piece ginger 2 teaspoon caster sugar 2 tablespoon apple juice mixed with 1 teaspoon maple syrup 3 tablespoon chilli flakes 2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Method Preheat grill to 300 degrees and place 2 cups of hickory woodchips straight on the coals or if using gas you can pick up a smoke box pretty cheap. After 15 minutes place your mushroom on the BBQ and leave to dry out and darken for about 20 minutes. Leave to cool while you make the BBQ sauce and then shred. Add liquids to saucepan, then add sugar and garlic powder. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer for 15 minutes until it thickens slightly. Add loosely pulled mushroom to saucepan and heat through. To make the kimchi slice cabbage finely. Combine salt and water and bring to a full boil and Cool for 5 minutes. Pour over cabbage in mixing bowl. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse once and drain. In a separate bowl combine garlic, ginger, sugar, apple juice, and syrup in a blender and puree until smooth. Add chilli flakes and mix. Place drained cabbages in a large shallow mixing bowl, add puree and toss with sesame seeds.

With more of us exploring or embracing a vegetarian or vegan diet and lifestyle, recipes and cooking methods are evolving to keep up. Some veggie cooks pursue the art of preparing meat free dishes that ape their animal inspirations, while others let the pure, natural ingredients stand on their own. You only have to look at Instagram to realise that, as chefs and home cooks get more creative with vegetables, fruit, pulses, nuts and all, so too do the possibilities for dazzling dishes that contain nary a trace of animal protein.

embraces all things edible in the plant kingdom, conjuring radical recipes on his blog, a web TV series and at food shows around the country that ditch the animal but lose none of the bite. “A few years back I invested in a pretty decent BBQ while I was still eating meat but it had been gathering dust since my dietary shift and one day I just thought ‘Let’s make some wicked BBQ that’s 100% plant-based but ridiculously tasty.’

But for some, there remains a kind of cognitive dissonance when it comes to the one mode of cooking that dominates our summer appetites: Barbecue. The image of burgers, steaks, sausages and chops sizzling, spitting and dripping fat over hot coals, the smoke and aromas wafting over friends and family on a summers day, is so entrenched that many of us can’t imagine the world of flavours and textures we’re missing out on if we could only think beyond meat. “I think the thing is we are just conditioned to think BBQ equals meat,” agrees former Great British Bakeoff contestant Stu Henshall, “so a lot of non-meat eaters just stay clear and pick at the salad on offer while the rest of the family tuck in.”

So what’s been on his grill lately? “Don’t take this the wrong way, but I am totally addicted to smoking mushrooms at the moment. I’ve even shared my go-to pulled shroom recipe for you to try. Also, I have just got back from Greece where they loooove their grills and I couldn’t get through more than a few hours without snuffling a plate of grilled aubergines.”

Guildford-based Stu Henshall and his Alternative Kitchen is one of the rising stars of a UK food movement that

“The other advantage of cooking meat-free BBQ is because you’re not dealing with a load of fat leeching out of what you are cooking it is much harder to burn what you are cooking so really you can go for anything you like without a mouth full of carbon.”

It’s no secret to say that children and vegetables have always had an uneasy relationship, but Stu believes that the smoke and fire and excitement of a BBQ is a great way to turn them around. “Let them at the grill,” he says. “Tools are longer, no open flames; I let my son jump on it with me. It’s the best way to get kids involved. The healthy eating battle is a long one but they are much more likely to give it a go if they have been involved in the cooking.”

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RECIPE: SECRETT’S HUSK ROASTED CORN WITH WHIPPED The corn grown at Secrett’s at Hurst Farm in Milford is super-sweet and picked fresh everyday for the farm shop and wholesale customers. Of course, if you pick your own you could be eating it within an hour of harvesting. One of the most delicious ways to cook corn is whole in its husk, in the oven or on a BBQ. For the best results, you need to soak the corn in water for at least 15 minutes and if you are going to cook it directly on the BBQ, overnight is even better. The leaves soak up the water and helps protect the corn during cooking. To prepare the corn, simply fold back the leaves without removing them to remove the silk. This is inedible and comes off easily when the corn is raw. Fold back the leaves to cover the corn and tie the top with string. This helps keep the corn covered during cooking.

Serves 6 Preheat the oven to 190°c / Gas Mark 5 or cook on a pre-lit BBQ.

Ingredients 6 ears of corn, with outer leaves intact 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 cloves smoked garlic, chopped 1 dessertspoon of mixed chopped garden herbs (we used thyme, sage & chives) 2 teaspoons smoked picante Spanish paprika 1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds, crushed 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder 125mls water 1 x 250g pack of butter, at room temperature Salt and freshly ground black pepper (use smoked salt) if you have it

Method 1.

Trim the outer leaves leaving enough in tact to protect the corn during cooking. Remove the silk and pull the leaves back over the corn.


Place the corn in a baking tray in the oven or on the BBQ. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. A BBQ should take 20 minutes but turn every few minutes. While the corn is cooking make the butter (this can be made in advance but serve at room temperature).


Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes and stir in the

garlic cook for a 2 minutes, add the spices, herbs and seasoning. Pan fry for 1 minute and add the water and reduce. 4.

When cool place in a food processor with the butter and blend until smooth or in mixing bowl of a stand mixer and whisk until light and fluffy. Place in a serving dish to serve with the corn.


Remove the husks from the corn and spread on the butter while the corn is hot. Serve immediately.

Sweetcorn is now in season and ready to Pick Your Own at Secretts in Milford. And to celebrate, they’re throwing a four-day Sweetcorn Festival from 24th August that promises loads of fun for families and foodies.




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structural aluminium frame, three layers of rigid insulation board, internal insulated plasterboard, exterior grade plywood, vapour membrane and a choice of external tile finishes. Hart Windows provides an extensive range of conservatory styles and designs. Whether you are looking for modern or traditional, from lean-to conservatories to grandiose period style conservatories or orangeries, Hart will be sure to have something to suit you. They can be individually tailored with a style, size and layout to make it the perfect fit in your home and garden. Their stylish designs can conceal gutters and keep the lines clean and elegant. Most of the conservatories on offer come in white, however a full range of colours to complement your home are also available. Because making the right choice when it comes to your new or revamped conservatory is one very important step - one that you certainly won’t want to get wrong - a quick and easy visit to Hart’s showroom – or their helpful website - to see what’s on offer and what they could do for you would be a very wise step in the process. When dealing with Hart Windows, you can rest assured that you will receive a high level of service at all times as well as a ten-year insurance backed guarantee. So whether you are looking to improve your home with a complete new set of windows, doors or perhaps a new conservatory, or if you simply need a repair, Hart Windows should be your first port of call.

63 Albert Street, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3RN | 01252 623 404 | |



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September is hurtling towards us and with it the start of another school year. For school children and students this might be cause for either trepidation or excitement, but in either case, the better prepared they are, the more they can get out of a new school term. Fortunately, Biddles of Guildford have been in the business of providing quality stationery and office supplies since 1885, so there’s virtually nothing a new term demands that Biddles can’t supply. From their vast selection of pens and pads, files, dividers and plastic pockets, to glues and tapes, Biddles have the right stationery to meet any students’ Back to School needs. They have recently introduced the Write Size pencils to their stock, the only pencil by Write Size that is made to scale for your children’s hands, giving them better control and producing better results. There are 3 pencil sizes in the range beginning with Age 2-6, Age 6-10 and Age 10+. Biddles of Guildford offer all Sixth form, College and University Students 10% off their stationery purchases throughout the year, but for a limited time Biddles will be increasing this to 20% off your Back to

School stationery, all you need is to bring in the voucher attached to the ad printed opposite! As well as being a favourite supplier for students, Biddles of Guildford has everything a home office requires. They keep a range of Printer Ink for most popular printers, and their competitive pricing gives you the best prices and although they can’t offer the student discount, they can offer everyone a 5% discount if you recycle any old cartridge at the time of purchase. Working from a home office requires some serious sitting, so a comfortable office chair is vitally important. Biddles are one of the only places where you can try an office chair and take it away ready assembled; no buying from a box and assembling it at home only to find it isn’t comfortable. Go along and try a new chair today; you’ll wonder why you didn’t treat yourself to a new chair years ago! Desks and filing cabinets are available some to order, others to take away today, Biddles are happy to sell you a single chair or help you fit out an entire office. Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday

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HHHHHH Reasons to Not Let this Property Market Make You Glum HHHHHH I was on the phone with a potential client yesterday who said she was thoroughly fed up with house hunting. The houses they liked were being snapped up before they had a chance to get a foot in the door, and they were beginning to think the other houses on the market were just the dregs that no one else wanted. Firstly, it should be pointed out, that this was only one person’s opinion and a fed-up person to boot. Secondly, we are sympathetic to house hunting becoming quite a despondent task, as every visit to a property comes with a high level of expectation, and when it turns out to be the ‘wrong’ house, it leaves you feeling doubtful that you’ll ever find the ‘one’. If you are finding yourself in this quandary, we want to assure you that all is not lost and even in a market that is a little subdued currently, we have some examples from our own experience that will hopefully inspire you – or at least encourage you to dust yourself off and start to think about house hunting from a different perspective.

Buying a project may pay off in the long term


Take our London based clients ‘Jules & Sam’. They are in the process of buying a house that we found after the first house – a development project – that they had set their hearts on went to sealed bids and went for way over asking price (and their upper limit). There appeared initially

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to be nothing else either on or off the market which would have suited them. However, because they had showed willing to take on a substantial project, we started to look at houses at the lower end of their budget with the potential to create what they really wanted. Only a week or so later they made an offer on what appeared online to be an average, rather dated house, but in a fantastic location, five minutes’ drive to the station and with huge development potential. By opening their minds to a project, they have ended up with what will be a fabulous family home that otherwise would have been out of their reach financially.

It might not be the house, just the location you need to change ‘Jill and Jack’, another London family, had been looking for months on their own until they met us in March. They knew what type of house they liked but were struggling to find the ideal location in an area that they didn’t know very well. If you are really hitting a brick wall in terms of the houses you are viewing, it may be time to change location. For this family, a fast commute was crucial. Following an orientation tour showing them other areas to the one that they had previously been considering, we opened up their eyes to other options, therefore opening up the choice of houses available to them. This led to them finding a fantastic family home in a completely different area to where their search had started.

In this market you won't be paying too much for a house Sometimes when the market is especially buoyant the price paid for a house can go over asking, in most cases everyone is happy; the seller gets a good price for the house and the buyer is so happy to have secured the house they wanted so don’t mind paying a bit more. In this current market, the good news is that sellers are more likely to take sensible offers on their houses. This doesn’t mean they are making huge losses but the market is self-regulating.

So, we wish you luck in your house hunt and keep going, you will find the house you want in the end. Property Potential Surrey are a professional property search company that works with private clients to find them their next home. Unlike an estate agent, who acts on behalf of the seller, Jen and Miranda act on your behalf and represent your interests throughout the process to help you secure your dream family home for the very best price. Call 07776 779998 or email to find out how they can help you.

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