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Burton on 07584 680272; and the Friendly XI’s captain is Peter Wooley on 07800 596193. Surrey County Walkers have five walks coming up. On Saturday 10th May there’s a 5 mile easy walk around Hurst Hill and Unstead Wood. Meet at Bramley old Station, Ref:186/010451. Leader is Uta (01483 571030). On Sunday 18th May a 6 mile moderate walk around Juniper Bottom, Denbies, Stepping Stones. Meet at NT car park, top of Box Hill Country Park, Ref: 187/178513. Leader is Mary (01483 728089). On Saturday 24th May, a 7 mile easy walk around Pooh’s, Ashdown Forest. Meet at Pooh, Chuck Hatch carpark, Chuck hatch Lane, off B2026, south of Hartfield, Ref: 188/472332. Leader is Jim (01737 764149). Finally, on Sunday 1st June there’s an 11 mile walk (take a picnic lunch) around Shipwrights Way, Buriton to Havant, Linear Walk. Meet at Havant Station carpark (North), Ref 197/717065. Leader is Colin (01276 474258). All walks start at 10am except 1st June which is 9.30am.

If you have a head for heights and a passion for a good cause, then why not zip along to Guildford Cathedral for a charity abseil on Saturday 24th May? In a repeat of last year’s highly successful event, the Fundraising Team at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice is, I think still looking for a few more eager participants, who are keen to climb the 249 steps of the spiral staircase to the very top of one of Guildford’s most striking landmarks. With the help of Mile End Climbing, whose instructors will guide them every step of the way, the plucky participants will then be clipped onto a pulley-style rope where they will abseil down the 160ft drop to land safely back on terra firma. “It’s a fantastic experience,” said Laura Moody, the hospice’s Events Fundraiser, who took part in last year’s abseil. “I felt a great sense of achievement afterwards – it really is quite an accomplishment.” Registration costs just £30, and participants - who must be aged 16 or over - are asked to raise a minimum of £220 in sponsorship


before taking part in the event. To register, contact the Fundraising Team on 01252 729446 or visit www. A unique high altitude research facility originally built in 1947 for the famed inventor Sir Barnes Wallis at Brooklands, was recently re-opened by his daughter, Mary Stopes-Roe. The ‘Stratosphere Chamber’ was built to investigate high speed flight at very high altitudes, and has been restored and re-interpreted using a grant of £120,000 from the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Biffa Award Scheme, with a new exhibition highlighting Wallis’ research work for the Vickers aircraft company after 1946. The restoration means that the huge building which houses the Stratosphere Chamber and the Museum’s world-class collection of aero engines is now fully open to the public as an exhibition space for the first time. The Chamber forms part of the Museum visitor experience and is included in the general admission price. Charges for entry are: Adults:



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VantagePoint Magazine May 2014 - Godalming & Cranleigh  

The local magazine produced by local people for the local community

VantagePoint Magazine May 2014 - Godalming & Cranleigh  

The local magazine produced by local people for the local community