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Supported by Compton Parish & Guildford Borough Councils & Compton Village Association
Compton is a charming village, that is well positioned for Guildford and Godalming, is close to the A3 to London and the south coast and is only 45 minutes to London on the train (from Farncombe). Compton has retained much of its character, it has two conservation areas, is in Surrey Hills AONB and is within Green Belt. There are 31 listed buildings including an ancient 10th Century Church (St Nicholas) an English Heritage cemetery (Watts Cemetery) and is the only village in the UK with a National Art Gallery dedicated to a single Artist.
The current population is approximately 1000 and there are less than 400 properties. The village has an excellent Public House (the Withies Inn), a very popular Thai restaurant (Lemongrass at what was the Harrow) and a number of facilities for hire as well as an eclectic mix of small shops.
We are so lucky to have these very special venues for hire in (or near) Compton.
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The calendar on the right includes dates given to Jane for inclusion in the NEWS.
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Well, we did it again! Not only was it a perfect day with a slight chilly breeze in the morning which put people off going to the coast – no heat wave of the weekend before, or rain of the weekend after – but another magnificent sum was raised by and for the village and a brilliant day was enjoyed by hundreds of people.
The Fete committee, under the chairmanship of Peter Barnett, pulled off another stunning event with the help of so many people – too numerous to mention – who worked tirelessly leading up to the day and on the day itself, contributing, donating, fetching, carrying, putting up, taking down, parking cars and clearing rubbish. We owe them a huge vote of thanks.
In 1980, when records began, the princely sum of £750 was raised! From these relatively modest beginnings, the Fete is able – thanks to the generous support of the community and sponsors – to provide a superb day out and also generate worthwhile sums to support the village and local charities.
So what about the result? While it’s “not all about the money”, an astonishing £10,926 profit was made! This was £300 more than last year, and only £300 short of the record raised in 2014.
The walk through Bunmore Copse is spectaular at this time of the year. The entrance to the walk is off Polsted Lane and the exit is at Coneycroft Farm, Down Lane. Thanks To Rick Hosburn for this wonderful picture.
As agreed at the Village Association Annual General Meeting, this will be distributed as follows:
Compton Club - £2,809Village Hall - £2,069Compton Allotments - £1,724, Sight for Surrey’ - £1,242‘Challengers’ - £1,242St Nicholas Church - £1,240, Compton NEWS - £600
The sun setting on the Hog's Back - another amazing image from Rick Hosburn