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Newdigate Bake House

Exciting News!

In the Autumn 2016 issue of the Weald & Downland Magazine it was announced that the Newdigate Bakehouse will be rebuilt during 2017 and open to the public in the Spring of 2018. It will be used to bake bread from flour ground at the restored Lurgashall Mill. See ‘Misc. Studies’ for further details.

Work started in July 2017 and here is the progress made. Picture taken on the 2nd August 2017.

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Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd

Many years ago the Society was given an old and somewhat tatty album showing photographs of the early years of the Schermuly company when William Schermuly and his sons were demonstrating their revolutionary equipment to the Board of Trade, Members of Parliament and leading shipping companies. We have now downloaded these evocative pictures and they can be seen, together with a brief history, in the section headed Misc. Studies.

During the Second World War the factory employed over 1000 people but it closed in 1981 and today the site is now Becket Wood.

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Walks

Do you enjoy walking and want to learn about Newdigate? Then go to the foot of the page and open the tag marked Self-guided Walks.

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