History of Burpham

Burpham Primary School in the 1920s


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham In the 1920s, the world was struggling to get over the Great War and the Spanish Flu epidemic. At Burpham…

Guildford Fruit Farm


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham If you’re trying to find Guildford Fruit Farm nowadays, you’re more likely to come across either Manor Fruit…

Lords of the Manor of Burpham


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham Traditionally, most Manors were compact areas, centring around the Manor House, surrounded by the village…

Our riverside park


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham From an idea in the late 1970s, Riverside Park has been developed as a nature reserve in Burpham, owned by…

Burpham Village Hall


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham In 1922, the land that we now know as Sutherland Memorial Park was owned by the Duke of Sutherland. At that…

Weybrook Park, Burpham


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham A couple of years ago this column focused on the plan to cut down over 60 trees by Sainsbury’s, but this time…

Weylea Farm Estate, Burpham


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham One of the topical issues at present is the SCC Active Travel Scheme for London Road, so it is interesting to…

Blacksmiths in Burpham


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham From shoeing horses to creating art works. A blacksmith is someone who works with metals, creating objects such…

Flooding to drought – a topsy turvy world!


Main image: Flooding in the fields around Old Bucks Weir, on the River Wey Navigation and the River Wey, near Bowers Lock and Burpham Court Farm…

Reminiscing over the history of Burpham


Moira MacQuaide’s history of Burpham As we celebrate 100 issues of Burpham Pages, it’s interesting to look back at the history of Burpham that we…