Once again Bisley Strawberry Fayre delivers fun for all

We arrived just after opening time at Bisley’s Strawberry Fayre. Following a tour of the stands we settled on straw bales at the Main Arena at which students of the Leanne Edwards School of Dramatic arts were performing.

Beginning with the senior students in an acrobatic ballet performance, I had my camera ready to capture the performance. I was delighted with one of my photos capturing a student in mid air. It was only later when I wanted to show a friend we’d met at the Fayre of my luck with the photo, only to realise that the camera didn’t have a memory card – disaster – no photos. I had to rely on my phone camera, though sadly all the artistic experession of the dance students that I thought I’d captured wasn’t to be.

While watching the dance students we took an early lunch, hog roast and Cumberland sausage roll from Merrywood Farm. Both of which were excellent, so much so that I thanked them. There’s always much to enjoy at the Fayre, Pimms, Brass Band music, strawberries, human fruit machine, morris men, a rock choir and more.

June 2019 local events diary recap UPDATED

I’ve mentioned eight events [now nine, plus an Aldershot event] in June happening in and around Surrey Heath. Here’s a recap of them in date sequence.

The Bisley Station, a new carriage for Lloyds Bank Rifle Club

A railway branch line ran from Brookwood to the National Rifle Association [NRA] camp at Bisley from 1890’s till 1952. The station buildings remain, and are occupied as the club house of Lloyds Bank Rifle Club.

I visited Bisley camp this week and in passing the old station noticed a different sleeping carriage alongside the station building. Enquiring of the NRA staff, who were refurbishing the station, as to when the new railway sleeping carriage had arrived, they replied it had arrived only a few weeks ago, and with much difficulty too.

While in the total scheme of things this is not the most noteworthy happening, these sort of things are in my small world. So, here are some photos of the before and after, with firstly a 1952 photo of the Bisley Bullet train alongside the station.

 

Blue plaques for the Bisley Village Hall heritage project

Residents and community organisations in Bisley responded magnificently to the plea by the Trustees of Bisley Village Hall to bring to life the story of the Shaftesbury School and the village hall. Closely intertwined, the chapel of Shaftesbury School and Farm School became the Bisley Village Hall soon after the closure of the School in 1959.

In response, yesterday Bisley Village Hall had a display of information boards, old photographs, and School memorabilia. The hall is the heart of the community affairs in Bisley, and so it’s fitting that yesterday’s heritage event involved the the unveiling of two blue plaques on village hall.

One plaque commemorated that the hall was one the school chapel of Shaftesbury School, and the other to commemorate the boys from the school who lost their lives in the two World Wars, replacing the memorial tablets lost after the school closed.

From Bisley Residents Association newsletter of Spring 2018 is this about the Bisley Village Hall Heritage Project. The Trustees of Bisley Village Hall seem themselves as guardians of its heritage, in addition to their responsibilities for the Hall. This is where the Heritage Project aims to capture information and reminiscences about the building and its place in the history of Bisley.

In the second part of the 19th century Bisley became a place of refuge and support for poor, homeless, and orphaned children. First came the Refuge Farm School constructed in 1868 then, in 1873, the larger Shaftesbury School (with which the Farm School was amalgamated in 1919). In 1874, a chapel was built to accommodate the pupils and staff from both schools, with a separate room in which villagers could buy a cheap cup of tea and meet friends. That chapel is at the heart of the present Bisley Village Hall.

Here are photos of the yesterday’s heritage and plaque unveiling event. Surrey Heath Mayor, Cllr Dan Adams, thanked those involved in the day’s event. Jim Henbest, honorary president of the village hall, unveiled the plaque commemorating the chapel, and Keith Mansfield, former school pupil and bandmaster of the school’s band, the plaque commemorating the memorial tablets.

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: August 2018

Surrey Police Community Engagement Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath, in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath.

  • Crime no.45180081282 – On 30/07/2018 from 02:00 to 06:30, in College Ride, Camberley. Shed has been broken into and a tin of paint removed. This paint has then been thrown over the doors and windows of victim’s residential property.
  • Crime no.45180081354 – On 30/07/2018 from 14:30 to 14:45, in Mitcham Road, Camberley. During daylight hours have attended residential property and removed items from the address (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082842 – Between 01/08/2018 from 22:00 to 02/08/2018 at 07:00, in Frimley Road, Camberley. Attempt burglary dwelling.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180080142 – Between 01/06/2018 from 12:00 to 27/07/2018 at 01:30, in Highland Rd Camberley. Harassment by repeatedly throwing eggs at victim’s car
  • Crime no.45180081162 – On 29/07/2018 at 11:08, in Multi-storey Car Park, Albert Rd, Camberley. Male has forced barrier of car park up to let a car out the car park causing damage to the barrier mechanism
  • Crime no.45180081285 – On 29/07/2018 at 11:45, in Love Coffee, The Square, Camberley. Graffiti on advertising board of The Square shopping centre in Camberley.
  • Crime no.45180082230 – On 01/08/2018 at 14:45, in Multi-storey Car Park, Albert Rd, Camberley. Damage to barrier.
  • Crime no.45180082577 – Between 27/07/2018 from 00:00 to 29/07/2018 at 00:00, in Woodbridge Drive, Camberley. Fence post has been removed from entrance to allotments. Has been left in the garden to a residential property.
  • Crime no.45180082646 – On 01/08/2018 22:00, in Surrey Avenue, Camberley. Damage has been caused to victim’s front garden gate and wall by unknown teenagers
  • Crime no.45180082738 – On 20/07/2018 00:00, in Horseshoe Crescent, Camberley. Theft of electricity.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082089 – On 01/10/2016 at 11:49, in Mytchett Road, Frimley. Criminal damage/civil trespass.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180081079 – Between 28/07/2018 from 00:00 to 29/07/2018 at 23:59, in Frimhurst Farm, Deepcut Bridge Road, Deepcut. Peugeot Expert vehicle has been broken into.
  • Crime no.45180080608 – Between 21/07/2018 from 13:09 to 28/07/2018 at 13:09, in Green Lane, Bagshot. Shed door handle has been damaged situated within a communal gardens from what appears to be an attempt to break in.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180081823 – On 31/07/2018 at 13:00, in Windsor Court Road, Chobham. Neighbour has entered property and taken money whilst the victim was asleep.
  • Crime no.45180082198 – On 29/07/2018 at 10:00, in Marigold Drive, Bisley. Laptop has been taken from home address.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082181 – Between 31/07/2018 from 16:15 to 01/08/2018 at 10:40, in Windlemere Golf Centre, Windlesham Road, West End. Have gone to the location and have forced entry to the store shed.
  • Crime no.45180082529 – Between 01/08/2018 from 11:35 to 02/08/2018 at 11:36, in Four Walls, Blackstroude Lane East, Lightwater. Wooden shed containing equipment for go karting broken into and items taken.
  • Crime no.45180080579 – Between 27/07/2018 from 22:00 to 28/07/2018 at 07:30, in Lightwater Country Park, Lightwater. During hours of darkness have set fire to a 4×5 ft path of grass on rugby field.
  • Crime no.45180081982 – On 31/07/2018 at 22:30, in Blackstroude Lane East, Lightwater. Damaged to fence caused by travellers on quad bikes (Under Investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082763 – On 02/08/2018 from 06:00 to 15:00, in Windlemere Golf Centre, Windlesham Road, West End. Window broken at golf clubhouse.
  • Crime no.45180082024 – Between 31/07/2018 from 18:30 to 01/08/2018 at 07:37 in Premier Inn, London Road, Bagshot. Vehicle interference attempted access to commercial van parked overnight at Premier Inn by screwdriver – damage caused.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082030 – Between 31/07/2018 from 20:30 to 01/08/2018 at 07:45, in Premier Inn, London Road, Bagshot. Theft from a white Peugeot Partner motor vehicle. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082032 – Between 31/07/2018 from 21:45 to 01/08/2018 at 07:00, in Premier Inn, London Road, Bagshot. Theft from a white Vauxhall Vivaro motor vehicle.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180082033 – Between 31/07/2018 from 19:30 to 01/08/2018 at 06:30 at Premier Inn, London Road, Bagshot. Theft from a white Citroen Dispatch motor vehicle.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45180080097 – On 26/07/2018 at 00:01, in Arthur Close, Bagshot. Theft of bikes and scooter which were secured with a chain and lock.