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Such a quaintly English sign – …quiet use of the adult residents.. – in other words, no children, rowdies or strangers! It's found in the archway entrance to this walled open space next to Wonersh church.

It was originally part of the grounds of country mansion that fell into disrepair, and was, as the sign indicates, purchased for the village in 1935 by Mrs. Frank Cook, wife of the grandson of Thomas Cook, founder of the travel company of the same name.

A short history and illustrations of the old house can be found here.This delightful spot, just a half mile walk into Wonersh village from my mother's house, really is a quiet place for an adult to sit and contemplate life – all the easier when you are on holiday.Wonersh Church St John the Baptist, adjacent to Wonersh Church Green and dating all the way back to Saxon times.

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