So what has summer 2016 been like in Shere?
12 June 2016: Shere Street Party
The whole community came together to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The rain in the morning did not deter villagers from setting up their tables and, by the afternoon, it brightened up for all to enjoy.
Bunting draped from the eaves; tables (and many villagers) adorned with Unian Jacks and anything else red, white and blue.
Whatever your tipple, it could be found, from a cooling Pimms or Champagne, to a locally brewed ale from Tillingbourne Brewery or local organic wine from Albury Vineyard.
Familiar events during the day included morris dancing, a duck race, bbq, tug of war and, of course, the tombola. Someone who did particularly well in the tombola was Maureen Brown, of Church Hill, no wonder she has a smile on her face with that haul!
It was an opportunity for many different generations to get together to eat, drink and be merry.
Shere Village Swimming Pool open for the season
If you are lucky enough to be a member, you would have been enjoying the village swimming pool and, if you’re even luckier, and awake early enough, you can sometimes enjoy having the pool to yourself.
A real asset to the village, the pool caters for all ages and helps keep many of us fitter and healthier than we might otherwise be. Even the local ducks make use of it.
It will certainly be missed when it closes at the end of the season.
Gomshall station is getting a bridge
The local train station at Gomshall has had ongoing work to install a bridge across the track. The steps and ramps will take the place of the existing swing gates where you just walk across the track, completely changing the look and feel of the station but making it safer for all of us.
Make sure you allow extra time if you need to cross the bridge to catch your train!