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Elstead, Surrey (cf. SED Thursley)
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Elstead, Surrey: OS Grid Reference(490500,143500)
Kennett, Amanda (female, interviewer)
Herrett, Stan (b.1927/08/18, male, builder)
Stan talks about the changes he has witnessed in the area over his lifetime and comments on a number of schemes that have attempted to address local traffic problems. Thursley is a village just to the south of Elstead, Godalming (just to the east) and Witley (to the southeast) are nearby towns and Guildford a city to the northeast. The A3 refers to the dual carriageway that runs northeast-southwest just to the east of Elstead. The Co-op refers to the Co-operative Wholesale Society: a family of businesses whose activities range from food to finance and from farms to funerals. The first retail co-operative was founded in Rochdale in 1843 and by 1863 a group of retail societies had registered the North of England co-operative Society with the aim of supporting the growing retail consumer co-operative movement.