House Clearance in Weybridge
Few little facts about Weybridge
Weybridge is a town in the Elmbridge district of Surrey in South East England. It is bounded to the north by the River Thames at the mouth of the River Wey, from which it gets its name. It is a suburb in the London commuter belt, and some of the housing is expensive: as of 2008, six of the ten most expensive streets in South East England (defined as the official government region, which excludes Greater London) were in Weybridge.
Weybridge appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Webrige and Webruge. It was held partly by Chertsey Abbey; partly by an Englishman from the abbey; and partly by Herfrid from the Bishop of Bayeux. In 1537 it became the location of Oatlands Palace built by Henry VIII, which was where he married his 5th wife Katherine Howard.
In Weybridge heath, many rare species of insects (particularly ants), rare birds and insectivorous plant formerly occurred.
Eurotax Glass, owners and publishers of Glass's Guide, pricing bible to the motor industry are based in Weybridge.
The famous former Brooklands Aerodrome and Race Circuit is located between Weybridge and Byfleet. It is now the location for the Brooklands Museum.
In H. G. Wells' book The War of the Worlds, Weybridge was the location of a battle in which a Martian fighting machine was destroyed. The title of chapter 12 the book is: "What I saw in the destruction of Weybridge and Shepperton".
The entomologist, Horace Donisthorpe, visited Weybridge Heath to investigate the ant colony.
The world's first leisure campsite was set up near Weybridge in 1901 and was part of the early history of the camping and caravanning cub.
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