The Limpsfield Blog

Memories of Limpsfield in the Battle of Britain & Blitz

This year’s Limpsfield in Bloom marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and while many people may not think of Limpsfield as being at the heart of WWII, as one former resident, the late Patrick Garnett, recalls, it certainly saw its fair share of action in the 1940 battle of the skies…

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A big clap for Limpsfield businesses

This week, with our eateries and drinkeries re-opening, we look forward to things slowly back to normal around Limpsfield. As published in the latest (online) version of the Parish News, let’s give a big clap for those Limpsfield businesses who were able to adapt to stay open in one way or another over Lockdown…

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Limpsfield In Bloom 2020 – a very virtual affair!

This year, due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, Limpsfield in Bloom will host a virtual judging day on July 9th 2020, complete with Battle of Britain themed “elevenses” (coffee and cake at 11AM) outside Memorial Stores, courtesy of The Limpsfield Cookery School and Coffee @ Kiwi House and check out our very own spitfire!  Continue reading Limpsfield In Bloom 2020 – a very virtual affair!

Flashback Friday: The History of George Wickham

These brilliant photos and information are supplied by Richard Symonds, former (retired) Surrey Recorder for the Brewery History Society, who is the author of A Brewing Heritage, using the twin towns Reigate and Redhill as a case study and still researches all sorts of interesting things to do with beer…! Continue reading Flashback Friday: The History of George Wickham

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

Growing social with Limpsfield in Bloom

Limpsfield in Bloom is very proud of its many golds for the annual Britain in Bloom competition, which is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to promote community gardening. This year’s Britain in Bloom, themed ‘Grow Social’,  highlights the importance of the scheme’s community and volunteer involvement, that aims to draw communities together in a combined effort by people of all ages and backgrounds to improve where they live and work. Continue reading Growing social with Limpsfield in Bloom

Another magic Wassail for the Limpsfield Community Orchard

This year’s Limpsfield Community Orchard Wassail party was yet another sparkling success with over 150 people coming along to join in our fruity festivities and one couple even using the special occasion to get engaged! Continue reading Another magic Wassail for the Limpsfield Community Orchard

Service! The Limpsfield Cookery School launches this weekend!

A lovely new business is about to launch in Limpsfield, and it will hopefully whet your palette and get your taste buds going! The Limpsfield Cookery School, founded by former stockbroker, Jacqueline Derbyshire, launches on February 8th and aims to bring out the inner chef in everyone.

We chat with Jacqui about the new business and have a nose round the beautifully refurbished “Old Printworks” (opposite Memorial Stores) that the Limpsfield Cookery School will be calling home.
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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