Sunday, September 24, 2023


It is all the time enjoyable discovering previous images. That is of the home subsequent door to us Pound Cottage in Previous Merrow Road, Merrow. It was used as a laundry for a few years and listed below are the laundry ladies with a bunch of kids.
The entrance porch of our home 1 Orange Cottages may be seen to the correct of pound Cottage.

That is one other photograph of Pound Cottage. Word the Pound has a porch constructed out on the entrance. You may simply see the roof tops of our home subsequent door. How issues have modified, as of late the sphere reverse is constructed up and the land behind the massive tree on the correct and the land past the homes is now woodland. 

That is the aspect view of Pound Cottage. This predates the earlier photograph it hasn’t obtained the entrance Porch or the bigger rear extension.

Within the backyard about the place the photographer was standing was the native pound, the place animals discovered on the frequent can be impounded.

That is small scale copy of an previous map that used to belong to Lesley Carne of Gateside cottage it was given to him and was considered one of a pair of maps belonging to the Thrupp Property.

The Thrupp property owned many of the homes farms and land alongside Merrow Road .

The map is dated 1878 and was earlier than the railway was constructed throughout the highest of the place the map stops.

Thirty years in the past I borrowed the 2 maps and made a tracing of 1 that had names of occupants of a few of the homes, it had been a form of working map of the property.
The above is a small a part of my copy exhibiting the Day household lived in our home 1 Orange Cottages. Subsequent door at Pound Cottage recognized then because the Laundry was Mrs Clare. This was confirmed by aged neighbours.

It seems like Sampsons Gardeners lived at 2 Gateside Cottages, Mrs Papitos at 1 Gateside Cottages, and Ernie – who works on the roads at probably 2 Orange Cottages. This isn’t verified and the writing was pale on the unique in addition to my copy.

These two pretty maps got to Guildford museum the place they’re held of their archives. The small copy of the maps proven above was bought from the museum.

From data on Ancestry.

Benjamin Ernest Day born 21 mar 1866 Merrow married Annie Reffold 14 Jan 1888 died 2 Sep 1905 buried St John Merrow 7 Sep 1905 reason for dying TB & Nepgritis


Annie born 9 Aug 1867 Hambledon Witley Surrey married 1888 died 23 Mar 1951 Merrow buried St Johns Merrow


That they had 11 youngsters 

Benjamin Ernest Day

From Left Gladys Edith Day Clarke, Sarah CarneSpong, Cecely Day, Annie Reffold Day.

From 1911 census

Above is from 1939 when Lesley Carne having married Dorothy Day lived in our home. He then moved to 2 Gateside cottages and had a daughter Sarah.

It was my privileged to have know Lesley over his previous few years. His spouse Dorothy had died and never lengthy earlier than we moved to 1 Orange Cottages he married once more to Christina.  They have been such pretty neighbours.

How pretty to get to know a little bit bit extra in regards to the historical past of the household who shared our home earlier than us.

That is an earlier publish down the monitor on the left simply past this group of homes 



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