Next year is the 100th anniversary of the Gunpowder Works site closing and we are hoping to organise a celebration. The St Martha Parish Council, Chilworth2gether and the Friends of the Gunpowder Mills are planning to work together to organise various events.
The Friends of the Gunpowder Mills’ is a newly formed group. The previous group – ‘Chilworth Gunpowder Mills Group’ held their last meeting in May 2018. At that meeting a suggestion was made to the St Martha Parish Council that: “it may wish to consider continuing the working relationship with GBC in the best interests of the historic site, co-opting or including particular individuals with appropriate interest skills and knowledge”.
‘The Friends’ now has a few new members and we are trying to generate interest with the support from the community and volunteers to keep a group going – as it is important to liaise with Guildford Borough Council who own the land re matters in the Estate.
Please contact us if you would like to get involved with The Friends of Gunpowder Mills.