Love life in Surrey? What are your town or village's hidden gems?

PUBLISHED: 17:22 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:39 20 February 2013

Love life in Surrey? What are your town or village's hidden gems?

Love life in Surrey? What are your town or village's hidden gems?

Every year, Surrey Life magazine produces a free Towns & Villages guide to complement one of our summer editions.

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Every year, Surrey Life magazine produces a free Towns & Villages guide to complement one of our summer editions.


This year, we want to offer you, our readers, the exciting opportunityto feature in it, talking about the towns and villages in Surrey you love.


For your chance to appear in the magazine, simply e-mail matthew.williams@surreylife.co.uk with your full name and hometown/village, and tell us the one thing about your town or village that you think only people who live there will know - but others should!


It could be an amazing restaurant, pub or independent shop, a quirky architectural feature, a hidden gem of a place, film location or historical story; anything that you think makes your town or village really special. The only rule, is that your entry must be in less than 100 words.


Your entries will also influence the areas that Surrey Life magazine shines its spotlight on in 2013.


We look forward to hearing from you!



OUR SURREY LIVES


CROYDON
Croydon is a town of Saxon origin, filled with Roman remains and Medieval architecture, says Tania Rahman. Croydon derives from the Saxon name Croindende, which means Saffron Valley or valley of the crocuses. A Roman settlement may have existed in the area, because of the number of Roman remains and artefacts discovered over time, including coins and pottery. A hoard was found in Thornton Heath and is on display at the Museum of Croydon. Artefacts have also been found on the Surrey Street car park site. A number of medieval buildings still stand among modern, high rise buildings, including Old Palace School, Croydon Parish Church.


SHACKLEFORD
Our village shop has been shortlisted for an award celebrating countryside skills, traditions and enterprise, says Lesley Beeton. St Nicholas Church in Peper Harow was named runner-up in the Natural Stone Awards, for the renovation following a devastating fire. The Cyder House pub serves excellent meals, has a fine wine list and is very cosy. Evidence of wartime Canadian occupation still exists on Shackleford Heath. Shackleford is a great spot for ramblers. Our summer fete is unrivalled locally. Midsomer Murders is filmed here. With an active cricket club, eighteen new homes planned and a new Priest-in-Charge, the Brigadier would love to show you around the village.

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