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Mickleham & Westhumble Local History Group

Rose's Store Project



For this first project, memories and present day stories about Mickleham village shop, “Rose’s Store”, were collected. For generations the shop has been at the heart of the community, providing a meeting place, a source of gossip and the everyday essentials of life.

Over a period of six months in 2013 some 20 people were interviewed, resulting in 17 digital recordings. Each recording has been given an index number as a unique identifier. In many cases photographs and other relevant documents were added to the individual recordings and these are available under the same index number. This is the complete and unedited version; a shorter, edited version will be available in due course. 

The History Group extends grateful thanks to all those who very generously contributed to this inaugural project. Special thanks must be given to Surrey County Council for funding the purchase of specialist computing and recording equipment and to Surrey History Centre for the loan of equipment and for their invaluable professional advice. 

An article about the project, entitled "Village store stories"  by Alan Crosby, has been published in Who Do you Think You Are? magazine, Summer 2016, p70



Public access to this material is free of charge. Mickleham & Westhumble Local History Group has been assigned the copyright of all contributions to this project. The right to preserve as a permanent public resource for use in research, publication, the internet, education, exhibitions, lectures and broadcasting is held by Mickleham & Westhumble Local History Group and Surrey History Centre.



Rosemary Robinson's first interview


The complete collection of interviews (alphabetical by surname)





15 John Banfield


16 Box Hill School Students


17 Box Hill School Students 


10 Roy Bridger


8 Mo Chisman


7 June Durrant ( nee Miles )


5 Serena Florides


6 Julia Hall ( nee Collins )  & Brian Hall


14 Judith Kinloch


13 Jonathan Mabbot


1 Rosemary Robinson ( nee Butcher )


2 Rosemary Robinson ( nee Butcher )


3 Alison Stuart ( nee Icke )


12 Mary Tobitt


4 Anne Vaughan


11 Elizabeth Watson


9 Anne Weaver