Economy and Infrastructure

These pages look at how Surrey’s businesses and farms were mobilised to produce the munitions and food the country desperately needed and how the county’s people responded to the government’s insatiable demand for money to pay for Britain’s war machine.  Click on the links in the menu to find out more.

Guildford appeal for donations <br>to fund manufacture of tanks, March 1918 SHC ref 5305/11/1

Guildford appeal for donations
to fund manufacture of tanks, March 1918
SHC ref 5305/11/1

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Noeline Baker

New Zealander who contributed to Home Front in Britain both world wars

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Brooklands in WW1

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Saving Coal at home in WW1

A pamphlet from the Board of Trade to explain how to save coal during the war. Smaller fires, fewer...

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Merrylands Hotel, Bookham

Merrylands Hotel was requisitioned for the manufacture of engineering products

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1919

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott, taken from the 1919 parish magazines of St Mary's, Stoke...

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1918

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott, taken from the 1918 parish magazines of St Mary's, Stoke...

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1917

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott, taken from the 1917 parish magazines of St Mary's, Stoke...

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Charterhouse at War

An account of the influential Godalming school during the Great War

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Francis Sermon

Send man who served with the Royal Veterinary Corps

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1916

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott, taken from the 1916 parish magazines of St Mary's, Stoke...

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Windlesham Women's Institute

During the Great War, the Women's Institute movement grew rapidly. Windlesham's was established in...

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1915

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott during the first full year of the conflict, taken from the...

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Stoke D'Abernon - 1914.

News about Stoke D'Abernon and Oxshott, and the outbreak of war, taken from the 1914 Parish...

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Milford - 1915

News about Milford and the war's impact upon the community, taken from the 1915 Parish magazine of...

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Milford - 1914

News about Milford and the outbreak of war, taken from the 1914 Parish magazine of St John's...

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Sydney Camm and Martinsyde Limited

Sir Sydney Camm (1893-1966), designer of the Hawker Hurricane, began his aeronautical career in...

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Surrey Industry in 1914

In 1914 Surrey's industry was a mix of new and old; agriculture was still very important but vehicle...

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George Alfred Shurlock

Albury man who enlisted in 1918, after the upper age limit for eligible soldiers was increased.