Marking 100 years since the founding by Royal Charter of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this ground-breaking exhibtion is curated by CWGC staff and is staged in the Grade 1 listed Canadian Records Building, the largest CWGC site in the UK with more 5,000 burials and 3,500 commendations on the Brookwood Memorial.
The exhibition tells the story of the CWGC from its foundation through to the modern day, using historical objects and artefacts from the CWGC archive and collections, many of which have never been publically displayed before.
At the Knaphill Village Show on Saturday, we ran a colouring competition to give our KRA logo a splash of colour. This proved very popular and we had heaps of brightly coloured entries. I’m thrilled to say that a winner was selected by local expert Hannah Bruce of Woking Art Society, and she chose this beautiful entry by local resident Amber, aged just 7 years. What a stunning picture! A future artist in the making, I’m sure. This winning entry will be proudly displayed on our website for the next year. I hope you join me in congratulating Amber, and all the other budding artists out there who took the time to colour in an entry.
For Animal Lovers… If you’re coming along with your dog, then do be sure to check out Oscar’s fun dog show. It’s just for a laugh, and everyone is welcome to come along and sign up to take part or watch. Who knows? It might even be your pooch leaving with a rosette. And if not, then you can pop along to Barking Mad, our stall selling pet tags and accessories to make sure your furry friend leaves feeling happy too! We welcome all dogs to the Village Show so long as they are on the lead and well behaved. Just make sure you pick up after them – no one likes to step in poop! 😀
The public consultation for the proposed traffic adjustments has now begun, and will run until Monday 31st July . The visual display is available for all to see in the Vyne community centre on Broadway, but if you struggle to get there, then don’t worry as we’ve popped along already and taken photos of everything for you (keep scrolling down for those). If you do manage to visit the Vyne, then you will see all the planned layouts, and afterwards you can fill in a form to let Woking Borough Council know what you think. Or, you can click here to fill in your questionnaire online instead (although the plans are not available to view on WBC website). And we really recommend you have your say! This is WBC asking for your thoughts and input; you live in Knaphill, so your voice is important!
Back in March, Phil Stubbs posted a full synopsis of the draft proposals, and I strongly advise you to click here and take a few minutes to have a proper read through as it’s an excellent breakdown and easy to follow. Now that these official plans have been published they don’t differ from the draft plans significantly, however the changes that do exist are:
- Proposed an additional lane, so now three lanes leading into the crossing next to Sainsburys (Bagshot Road/Redding Way junction)
- Still investigating the possible addition of traffic lights at Oak Tree Road/Bagshot Road junction, and or at Sparvell Road/Bagshot Road junction
- The junction of Stafford Lake/Guildford Road no longer features, so it is assumed that those changes are no longer proposed
- Corner immediately outside the Vyne centre, next to the roundabout will be significantly realigned to improve traffic flow
WBC are also hosting public drop-in events at the Vyne centre so that you can meet the planners and ask any questions you may have. These will take place on Thursday 20 July from 4pm to 7pm and on Saturday 22 July from 10am to 12.30pm.
The KRA are yet to formally reply, but in the meantime, what do you think? We want to hear from you. There are no right or wrong points of view, so get in touch, by either commenting below or on Facebook, or you can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly if you’d rather your comments remain private.
For Families… Well really, where do I begin?! We know that Summer fairs are adored by families, and this one in particular is the absolute highlight! And I’m not just saying that because we’ve asked every single stallholder to organise something fun for you to do, but also because we’ve been seeking out local businesses that we think will provide us with that something extra to entertain and inform. For example BusyBees will be getting those little ones a little bit crafty and also facepainting, BusyLizzy will be telling us about the Mum & Child classes they run, Usbourne books will be there with their fabulous range of childrens classics to inspire younger minds, and our sponsor Enjoy-A-Ball organising a whole host of fun games and activities that you can take part in all afternoon, with prizes to be won. Plus we also have a stall from brand new imaginative play centre, Treasure Cove, which is soon to be opening in Woking – so pop by their stall to find out more.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that we also have Beat the Goalie (with Knaphill Athletic FC), archery, bouncy castle, merry-go-round, coconut shy, skittles, colouring competitions, facepainting and so much more! All set in the one of the most picturesque venues in Knaphill, Mizen’s miniature railway, which will be running a full service throughout the afternoon.
We know that the Knaphill Village Show is a brilliant event, and is the highlight of the events calendar not just for the village itself, but for the local area. As well as being entertained all afternoon by live acts and live music, we thought we’d round up a few of the other reasons why you might want to pop along (in case you’re not yet convinced)…
For Foodies… If you’re into your food, then this really is the event for you, because not only do we have delicious cakes hand made by the WI, in our station house, and our usual scrummy barbeque, this year we also are pleased to welcome the Tipsy Pigs serving a range of Hog Roast yummies straight from their fab VW van. Or if you’re buying to take away then the first stop has to be dessert from Salvation Cakes. If you prefer your treats savoury, then check out the wide range of cheeses from the Cheese Man, or help yourself from the nuts and olives bar. We are thrilled that Boz’s Fruit & Veg, our brand new addition to the village scene, will also have a stall to show off the freshest & finest produce. If you have a sweet tooth, but won’t tolerate any nasty rubbish then check out Ding Dong Desserts Ding Dong Desserts where you can get fresh fruit smoothies, frozen yoghurt, handmade waffles, and shakes all made to order.
Some of our high street retailers have raised concern with us over the growing number of fake banknotes circulating in the area.
Please be vigilant, and if you have any concerns take your notes to a bank where they can be properly checked and dealt with accordingly.
We are pleased to have David Munro Elected Police Commissioner for Surrey as our guest speaker. David will be followed by Mal Foster our local Novelist speaking on his books including ‘The Assylum Soul’ set in Brookwood Hospital in the old days.
This will be followed by the KRA AGM and a Q & A session with our local councillors present
All Residents are invited
Refreshments will be provided
Location – Knaphil Baptist Church High Street, Knaphill, GU21 2PZ