Farnham – Saturday 4th January 2020

Farnham is a picturesque market town in Surrey which is mentioned in the Domesday Book.  When it was documented in 1086 it showed a population of 89 households which made it one of the largest settlements recorded.  The Waterstones is located in Lion & Lamb Yard.  The open-air shopping centre was named after a hotel that used to be located on the High Street on the front of the site, and was also the location of a grocer’s warehouse owned by William Kingham & Sons.  The sculpture, which is made of teak, was made in 1986 by Edwin Russell.

Windsor’s Almshouses

These attractive Almshouses were funded by Andrew Windsor, a landed gentleman, who intended them for local tradesmen who had fallen on hard times.  Opened in 1619 they are still used for this purpose today.