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Village History   

              
   For people interested in Merrow's past.

           Help and  Information to:chairman@merrowresidents.org
          Some interesting information can be found by clicking on these links below.
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrow,_Surrey
          www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=2799
          http://www.francisfrith.com/search/england/surrey/merrow/photos/merrow_photos.htm

   Images of Old Merrow
          

Click here for a trip down Memory Lane.


The Old Forge.

   GUILDFORD RACES

           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

   MEMORIES OF MERROW

          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

   MERROW PRISONER OF WAR CAMP
           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  
   MERROW WAR MEMORIAL
           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