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Past ResidentsEdit

 
John Henry Knight driving his own creation "The first petroleum carriage for two people made in England" [2]

Pioneering motorist and auto-mobile manufacturer John Henry Knight lived in Weybourne House, before moving to Barfield in Runfold, Farnham. He designed and built "The first petroleum carriage for two people made in England" [2]

As a child, the singer Vera Lynn stayed with an aunt in the village every summer until the start of World War II.[3]

Actress Jessie Matthews once lived in Weybourne Road, Weybourne.[4]

English Rugby Player Jonny Wilkinson attended William Cobbett Junior School and Weybourne Infant School.[5]

HousingEdit

The central village comprises housing from the mid to late Victorian period, mainly along Weybourne Road. This includes The Old School House, built originally in the late nineteenth century as a Sunday School, then used as a local school. The school bell is still intact, although moved to the side of the building. The School House is now a private dwelling. There is Local Authority Housing from the 1940s and 1950s off Upper Weybourne Lane, and additional private housing was built in the late 1960s and early 1970s off Lower Weybourne Lane and Upper Weybourne Lane. Housing has been added sporadically since, with residential flats and some smaller housing developments in the 1980s and early 1990s. Towards the edge of the village, near the border with Aldershot, the housing changes in character with housing from the 1920s and 1930s being more prevalent.

Public FacilitiesEdit

  • Weybourne Village Hall
  • Sub-Post Office
  • Weybourne Recreational Ground
  • U & S News, Food and Wine

ShopsEdit

  • Premier (Newsagents)
  • The Floral Shoppe

Public HousesEdit

  • The Elm Tree
  • The Running Stream

SchoolsEdit

Weybourne Infant School was originally opened in 1972 as Weybourne County First School, but subsequently became an Infant School.

William Cobbett Junior School was opened in 1974.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Farnham Heath End School has been included as it borders Weybourne and Heath End villages, with Weybourne Infant School and William Cobbett Junior Schools separated only by their playing fields. Farnham Heath End School also has an entrance from Bullers Road, which is in Weybourne, not Heath End.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lead Key Figures (2001 Census data)". Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "John Henry Knight - "The first petroleum carriage for two people made in England"". www.brooklands.org. 27 June 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  3. ^ Ruth Lewy (7 November 2009). "Frequent flyer: Dame Vera Lynn". Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Notable Abodes - Weybourne Road, Farnham Surrey". Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  5. ^ Luke Jacobs (7 April 2009). "Honorary doctorate for rugby star Wilkinson". Retrieved 9 September 2011.

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Weybourne, Surrey at Wikimedia Commons