This event on Effingham Common took place on Sunday September 28th 2014 and was jointly organised by The Friends of Effingham Common, Guildford Borough Council and Effingham Parish Council.

A new feature this year was the decision that the exercising of the Commoners’ Rights would be officiated by the Mayor of Guildford.

Hattie Hyder making her regular appearance at Commoners Day to teach the skill of juggling.


Two documents here give an indication of the planning in relation to Effingham Local History Group.


Two posters were produced to advertise the day, the first just to give advance notice and the second to provide more detail.

The Marquees

The marquees presented displays primarily by Effingham Parish Council, ELHG, Surrey Wildlife Trust, RHS Wisley and Guildford Borough Council.
A separate mobile stall was used by the Surrey Hills Society.

ELHG’s stall, seen above, focused on some outstanding mysteries that the Group hoped it would one day solve, possibly through the help of visitors to this event.

We displayed sixteen A3 landscape sheets which can be viewed here as a single pdf. The last of them advertised an intended ELHG exhibition about the Great War, planned for November, but later on it was decided to postpone this. It was eventually staged, very successfully, in 2016.

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Other Displays and Activities

Pictures of the other displays and activities can be viewed in the gallery below.