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TOPIC: A view for Your Views
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A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 49
I've seen this hundreds of times over the past 70 odd years...
 
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#165727
MWTW

Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Weald of Kent ?
 
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#165728
Spee

Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Newlands Corner or Leith Hill?


 
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#165738
Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 49
Pretty good; Holmbury Hill - I was so much older then I'm younger than that now.
 
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Spee

Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Yes, Leith Hill is about 2 miles away - and about 100ft higher, but with a similar view.

A sad fact about this beautiful part of east Surrey; cyclists have almost blighted it.

Since the area (including Box Hill) was on the Olympic cycling route, a few years ago - thousands descend on the area every weekend.

Coming from London and further. Narrow/rural roads have contributed to regular accidents.



 
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Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 49
Yes they can be a nightmare; I'm not keen on the polished, new, recent tower either.
 
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Spee

Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Great views from the top of the pictured Leith Hill Tower, although just a folly - with no historical significance.

About 1,000ft high; nearest main town is Dorking. This part of east Surrey is magical.

Partly because of those who live(d) there - L Olivier/V Williams/V McKenna/O Reed/A Higgins/A Previn/L Baird/W Churchill etc.



 
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#165746
Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 49
And of course J King, Spee. I believe V McKenna (and Bill Travers) moved there because of the (related) King family occupation of nearby Ewhurst.
 
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Spee

Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
V McKenna still lives up Coldharbour way, looking well - I often see (and nod to) her in Waitrose, Dorking.

Judi Dench is also around the area - and very friendly and chatty to everyone.

Both have been honoured by the Queen - and have an 8 in their age...


 
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Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 49
My Mum went to Bill's funeral where Ginny howled in misery - Mumbly found it very upsetting. A lovely couple - he was the brother of my Mum's brother's wife Linden! See her in The Lady Vanishes.
 
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#165765
Spee

Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
Interesting.

This lovely area is only 20 miles from central London, and 30 from the coast at Worthing.

Via Stane Street - the old Roman road (now A29) or a London/Brighton coaching route (A23/24).

So many wealthy people lived in the area because of these transport links - and nowadays due to nearby Gatwick and Heathrow.

A high percentage of properties are pre-Doomsday - and the green belt seems to survive well, as a result.

Many opt for a house in the Mole Valley/Surrey Hills (both AONB areas) - and a bolthole in London...


 
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#165793
Re:A view for Your Views 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 49
I love Surrey - just wish they had a better Police Force.
 
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