More recently the author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe, attended the Reverend James Fisher's boarding school in Pixham Lane. The early 19th Century saw the construction of two watermills - Pixham Mill on the Pippbrook built in 1837 on the site of an earlier mill - and Castle Mill on the River Mole. Both mills and the adjoining houses are grade 2 listed.
A well-known Pixham resident and benefactor, Miss Mary Mayo, enriched the community by providing land for an infant's school (which became St Martin's Annexe and is now our Community Centre), which was built in 1880, and a church. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1903, the grade 2 listed St Mary's Church, and the traditionally styled primary school are both located on Pixham Lane. As well as these historical attractions, Pixham boasts a large sportsground in a beautiful rural setting.
In 1928 Pixham was absorbed by the Urban District Council into Dorking, but has retained its character.
We formed the Resident's Association in 2009 to enhance our local environment and to build on our existing community. As well as putting on successful social events, such as the Pixham Fun Day, we have initiated a number of community projects, with others in the pipeline.
Macmillan Coffee Morning and Light Lunch
There will be a coffee morning and light lunches at the Old Pixham School on Friday 30th September fromas part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan.
We’d love to see as many people as possible so please make a note in your diary and remind your friends and neighbours.
If you can offer to donate a cake or any buffet lunch food and/or would be able to help on the day please get in touch with Sarah Oakley at 47 Leslie Road, tel no 886157 or Sue Mill at 50 Leslie Road, tel 885780
Table tennis at Old Pixham School
Play ping-pong at Pixham! We are thinking of setting up a table tennis club at Old Pixham School, if there is enough interest. With informal evening at monthly or more frequent intervals, we are looking for anyone interested at any level of expertise.
Get in touch with John Hammond: firstname.lastname@example.org
20's Plenty Campaign changes gear
Our efforts to make Pixham Lane a safer and more pleasant thoroughfare have moved up a gear with the introduction of a petition to Surrey CC to impose a 20mph limit on at least part of the Lane.
Many drivers don't seem to be aware of the hazardous nature of many sections, for example: the lack of pavement on the narrow south-east side of the Lane and various blind exits from side roads. Even at 30mph these sections pose a danger. We believe that a 20mph speed limit will reduce danger to pedestrians, cyclists and other road users
The introduction of an advisory 20mph limit on part of the Lane has been considered by SCC, however it appears that current County policy is against introduction of 20mph limits. We will continue to press for more effective traffic calming measures in the Lane.
Coffee mornings at Old Pixham School
Coffee mornings on the first Wednesday of the month have proved a popular venue for locals to chat and enjoy the coffee and cakes. These now include craft stalls.
As always, offers of help will be gratefully received.
Thanks are due to the School management for making this possible.
Our community centre is now open for business. We have one large room and a smaller one, both with kitchen facilities. See http://www.oldpixhamschool.co.uk/index.html for details. Enquiries and bookings to:
Mary Peckham: tel 01306 882408
Stick to 20
The Speedwatch group has been monitoring vehicle speed in Pixham Lane for over a year now. With traffic flows of 200-600 vehicles/hour, and over 5% off these significantly exceeding the 30mph limit (max. recorded so far was 62mph), we need to maintain our activity.
More volunteers needed
contact: Sue Mill: email@example.com
Quiz Night: Friday 23rd Sept. Old Pixham School 7.30pm. £7 including food. Bar - please do not bring your own alcohol.
Pixham Ramblers walk: Sunday 25th Sept. Meet at Old Pixham School 10.30am. Enjoy our wonderful landscape! About 2.5 hours - 5 miles. All welcome.
Macmillan Coffee Morning: Friday 30th September. Old Pixham School 10am - 1pm.
Shiny Side Down Film Group: Friday 30th Sept. Old Pixham School 7.30pm for 8pm. Film - "Birdman" £6. Bar - please do not bring your own alcohol.
Coffee Morning: Wednesday 5th Oct. Old Pixham School 10am - 12 noon
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