Leaving a legacy of music – Shirley Dunnicliffe, “Mrs D”

On 12 July at St Peter’s Church in Limpsfield Village, we said our official goodbyes to a much loved local music teacher, Shirley Dunnicliffe.

Mrs Dunnicliffe or “Mrs D” taught piano and music at St Michaels and Croydon High as well as teaching countless local Limpsfield children through piano lessons at her home on Saturday mornings.

I was one of those very fortunate children, taking lessons with her from the age of 4 until my mid teens, and she left an indelible mark on my life, inspiring a lifelong love of classical music, but particularly the piano.

Following is a brief overview of her amazing life, with contribution from her daughter, Susan.

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Interview with new chef on the block, Fausto Eppinger

Fausto Eppinger is one of Limpsfield’s newest residents, having moved into the heart of the village. The South American born head chef from “nowhere and everywhere” is a master of barbecue cooking over wood fire and a specialist in Middle Eastern cuisine.

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A crafty new venture for Ashley

Limpsfield Parish councillor, Ashley Fosdike has embarked on her own crafty little business. The Green Room studio in Ashley’s back garden (just off the A25) is the perfect setting for small groups to while away a few hours creating and painting under Ashley’s expert tuition. Continue reading “A crafty new venture for Ashley”

A new direction for Fancier Dress and Lucy Moore

Last month Fancier Dress celebrated its 12th Halloween as part of Limpsfield High Street. She talks about weathering the changes on the high street and her plans for her businesses going forward.

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Local author, Michael Wilton’s journey to fiction

Michael Wilton is a much loved and well-known face around Limpsfield, having lived in the village since the 1970s and before that, in Gresham Road.  Following a career in communications, he turned to fiction writing in his retirement and has since penned six books, with two more on the way!

He talks to us about his journey to fiction writing, his inspiration and goings-on in Limpsfield… Continue reading “Local author, Michael Wilton’s journey to fiction”

RIP Kevin Black, a local inspiration

Yesterday it was announced that the much-loved local journalist, Kevin Black, died on New Year’s Eve in hospital, after a second bout of the cancer he fought off a few years ago.  We are really shocked and saddened to hear about Kevin’s passing and our thoughts and love go out to his family and friends.  Continue reading “RIP Kevin Black, a local inspiration”

Leo Davis – Photographer and Rooftopologist

Leo Davis moved to Limpsfield from Sydenham four years ago and lives on Pebble Hill. A self-confessed “student of photography”, in that he’s constantly learning and developing, he’s often to be spotted around Limpsfield, camera in hand. A selection of his photography is available at Avalanche Gallery. Read about him here…   Continue reading “Leo Davis – Photographer and Rooftopologist”

Don’t Miss: One World Group’s Open Gardens tomorrow

This Monday, 28th May, 2-6pm the One World Group, Oxted is hosting open gardens in six beautiful locations around Limpsfield and Oxted. Teas will be available at two of the gardens and you’ll also be able to buy plants and tickets for a raffle.

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Lucy’s Love Lies Accepted for Cannes Short Film Corner!

Linger Longer Films’ debut production, Love Lies (previously featured on our blog, here) has been accepted for the Short Film Corner (Court Métrage) at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival next month.  Continue reading “Lucy’s Love Lies Accepted for Cannes Short Film Corner!”

Limpsfield Ceramics – a tiling treasure trove in the heart of the village

Lawrence Littleales is the man behind Limpsfield Ceramics, purveyor of all the tiles you could ever need for home or business and located in one of Limpsfield’s best-known buildings, a former wheelright’s and garage, opposite Memorial Stores on Limpsfield High Street.   Continue reading “Limpsfield Ceramics – a tiling treasure trove in the heart of the village”

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