House CLearance in Chiddingfold
Few little facts about Chiddingfold
Chiddingfold is a village and civil parish in the heart of The Weald in the Waverley district of Surrey. The name of Chiddingfold "Chadynge's fold", "Chiddingefoulde", is derived from the Saxon, probably meaning the fold (enclosure for animals) "in the hollow". Chiddingfold became famous for its glass-making - during the reign of Elizabeth I. Chiddingfold glass was used in some of the finest buildings in the land, including St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster, and St George's Chapel, Windsor.
The Crown is one of the oldest inns in England located in Chiddingfold. In 1522, King Edward VI, the `boy king', stayed here, and it is reputed that in 1591, Queen Elizabeth I was a guest. The village is known for its torchlit procession, bonfire and fireworks display on a Saturday evening closest to November 5. A village festival is also held every year on the village green on a Sunday in June.
Chiddingfold is referred to in a Mr Cholmondley-Warner sketch from Harry Enfield's TV series, in which a newsreel - supposedly from 1940 - looks forward to "life in 1990" and predicts that the United States would have come back under British rule, with New York City renaming itself "Chiddingfold-on-Sea".