Tuesday, 21 February 2012

So what the heck is wrong with Mole Valley ?


Mole Valley to be rebranded as Mid Surrey?!





Does this really look Like Mid Surrey

What  utter Nonsense.......

The Boundary Commission Review has recently looked at Constituency Boundaries for elections to Westminster. Their recommendation locally is to help with the balancing out of electorate sizes by the inclusion of Ewhurst in the Mole Valley constituency. The Conservative party supports this move.

The Liberal Democrats have demanded that rather than the Constituency name being "Mole Valley" that we are rebranded as "Mid Surrey".

Mole Valley Conservatives believe that this change is unnecessary, that it is not a name that would be recognised by local residents and that it would be a waste of taxpayers money to have an expensive marketing campaign to make sure everyone understands the change.

Mole Valley MP, Sir Paul Beresford, said "I am proud to be standing up for Mole Valley, it is a place that means so much to many people, from the peaks of Box Hill and Leith Hill to the market towns of Leatherhead and Dorking. This proposed change is just absolute spin."

So that Mole Valley Conservatives can represent your views locally and back to the Boundary Commission, we'd like to know what you think about this rebranding exercise.

Do your support the Conservative campaign to keep the name Mole Valley?




Perhaps this is also Mid Surrey...........  Yeah Right




Please add your comments


We live in Mole Valley a beautiful I don't live in Mid Surrey, the name doesnt even inspire me. Does it inspire you? 



Saturday, 18 February 2012

What do you remember from your Childhood ?


What item is special to you or do you remember form your childhood .

For a lot of people it my be a favourite Teddy Bear, Action Man, favourite Book or record. Maybe your mind associates with a place, a room in a house, a  favourite Corner.

 For me one of the items is this old wicker chair. I have a photograph of me as a young toddler in the early 1960s sitting in one of these. I know it evokes strong memories because when i found this item i recalled the exact place exact house room and almost exact year of me sitting in this chair, so some memories never fade and some are triggers for the past good or bad.For me it is association with a good memory being looked after cared for etc.

Today we have a whole new chose of materials to build small child's chairs from namely plastic. For me the rustic look of a good well bound wicker chair  will remain and is preferential in look quality and blending into you home of a bright colourful plastic alternative.

If you are interested in purchasing this item i have it available for sale at only £7.97 so e mail me below or go to Friday Advertiser item is based in Wescott  Surrey



CHILDS WICKER CHAIR
 

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Charles Dickens 200th Birthday

Charles Dickens 200th  Birthday

It is said that Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Famous Victorian writer actually stayed at the Bulls Head in South street Dorking Surrey. 
 He set up part of The Pickwick Papers his first Novel. He modelled the character of Tony Weller on the coach proprietor of the Bulls Head Pub in South Street Dorking and stayed and spent time at the pub.

           Featured below  are some of the places in Kent, where Dickens stayed. He first came to 
            Kent at the age of 5 and fell in love with the Garden of England.


          As  we celebrate the 200th Birthday of our famous Author take a look at some pictures 
          taken from the 1880s  his favourite haunts and inspirations for his stories and characters.




THE CHALET ROCHESTER KENT 1880



            


TAVISTOCK HOUSE ROCHESTER 1880



Tavistock House was the home of  Charles Dickens and his family from 1851 to 1860.


CHALK CHURCH IN CHALK VILLAGE 1880 WHERE DICKENS HONEYMOONED AND TOOK HOLIDAYS
Many of his characters and stories were taken from his experiences and characters he met in his native Kent. For example Rochester which he loved the unfinished Mystery of Edwin Drood

For copies of any of the above Pictures engravings taken from a Victorian Book please get in touch

paulstacey88@gmail.com


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Sunday, 5 February 2012

American Coins

Coins from  America


Below are featured some proof coins Bicentennial  American Half Dollar Dollar and Quarter Dollar celebrating the 200 years from 1776 to 1976 of Americas Independence.
The important point to bear in mind with American Coin Collecting is that in America their tends to be 16 different grades of coins where as in England there are only 9


The grading is the system used to ascertain the conditions of a coin. For example the coins shown below are  proof coins straight from the mint sealed and therefore not circulated or exposed to atmospheric conditions.


                     This is is the best condition you can obtain a proof minted coin.





1976 USA PROOF DOLLAR HALF DOLLAR QUARTER DOLLAR


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