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Village History   

   For people interested in Merrow's past.

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   Images of Old Merrow

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The Old Forge.


           From 1701 to 1870 Guildford Races, flat and jump racing, were held annually in Whitsun            week on Merrow Downs. The first official race was held in 1727. MORE


          Kathleen Barnes Click Here
          Florence Beecham Click Here 
          Edgar Tunnell (1904-1988) Click Here
          The Swayne Family Occupancy of Hall Place Farm Click Here
          The Swayne Family in Merrow Click Here

           The camp was originally built in 1941-42 to house Italians from the North Africa campaign            and only later in the war did it house German POWs. It consisted of a series of huts            terraced into the slope of the Downs west of the Golf Club, on four corners of the camp were            outlook towers. Even today traces of the camp can still be seen including the main entrance            road to the camp and a levelled area that was used for football matches. MORE  
           The Merrow Village War Memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives in World Wars I            and II.The project restored and renovated the memorial and carried out extensive research            into the names inscribed on it.MORE