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.
Our 465 Bus is Under Threat
The red 465 bus which runs from Dorking to Kingston may undergo route changes shortly and terminate at Leatherhead.
We have heard that Surrey County Council are considering withdrawing the grant for the southern part of the route and TfL who run the route are considering route alternatives.
Some of you may already be aware of this move, more information is available on the Dorking Advertiser web site address below:
PRA have been in touch with Surrey County Council and TfL to protest against this possibility and feel it is our job to make all all residents aware of the situation. An online petition has been started by an independent citizen.
If you wish to sign the petition address is given below:
We have been assured by Surrey County Council that if a decision is made to alter the route there will be a period of consultation with residents lasting several weeks. If the matter reaches that stage we will notify dates etc. as it will be important that concerned residents attend the consultation sessions and give their views.
Could we ask that if you have a neighbour or friend that you know uses the bus service but not the internet you discuss this with them
Table tennis at Old Pixham School
Play ping-pong at Pixham! Informal fun evening sessions every Tuesday - 7.30 - 9.30 pm Come along and have a go! All welcome.
Get in touch with John Hammond: email@example.com
or just drop in.
Coffee mornings at Old Pixham School
Coffee mornings on the first Wednesday of the month have proved a popular venue to chat and enjoy the fresh coffee, tea and home made cakes.
If you're cycling or walking past why not come in and be refreshed.
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.com/hirefind.html for details. Enquiries and bookings to:
Mary Peckham: tel 01306 882408
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Table Tennis: Every Tuesday evening - Old Pixham School 7.30 - 9.30 pm.
Pixham Ramblers: Sunday 23rd April - Spring Flowers walk. About 2 hours. Meet at Old Pixham School 10.30 am
Coffee Morning: Wednesday 3rd May - Old Pixham School 10am - 12 noon. Tea, coffee, cakes and scones - go on spoil yourself!
Film Night: Friday 5th May - Old Pixham School 7.30pm for 8pm. Film "Sing Street" - please don't bring your own alcoholic drinks.
Download a copy of the print Pixham Post - see links at the bottom of this page