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Exploring Shalford and Tales of the Tillingbourne

14th September 2019 - 14th September 2019 , 11:00 - 13:00

 

Exploring Shalford and Tales of the Tillingbourne

 Saturday 14th  September 2019

 10.30am for 11am start  – 1.00pm

Join our Vice President, Chris Howard, who volunteered on the Tales of the Tillingbourne HLF project, created to highlight the fascinating industrial history of the Tillingbourne Valley.  Chris will be taking you down the River Wey, along the Wey Canal to Shalford. Once there you will be given an insiders tour of the rarely opened Chapel of Rest and other points of interest in Shalford.

The walk will also include a tour to the National Trust Mill at Shalford to learn more about the industrial history of the Tillingbourne Valley and particularly the working history of the flour mill.   You will also learn more about the Heritage Lottery Funded project, the Tales of the Tillingbourne, which showcased the amazing industrial heritage of this hidden valley and meet some of the puppets created as part of this project.

This event is run in partnership with Heritage Open Weekend and Guildford Walkfest.

Please bring water, rainwear and stout walking shoes.

Length of walk: 4 miles

The event is free and open to all reasonably fit walkers.

Meeting Place: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millmead, Guildford, GU1 3UX

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