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THROUGH ESHER, WITH ITS OLD COACHING INN, AND OVER THE MOLE TO PAIN'S HILL

THROUGH ESHER, WITH ITS OLD COACHING INN, AND OVER THE MOLE TO PAIN'S HILL

Outside the Orleans Arms (top right) at Esher is an eighteenth century milestone. It was known to the drivers of the coaches as "The White Lady." Inside the inn is a glass case containing the boots worn by the postilion who brought Louis Philippe, the exiled king of France, to Esher in 1848. By the Orleans Arms is the church containing a royal pew (bottom right) The road then goes on to Cobham Street and crosses the river Mole by a bridge (bottom left) which has been widened. With a kindly eye for what was old but good the authorities, instead of demolishing the bridge, added to one side only, thus leaving the other as we see it. After crossing the bridge we ascend Pain's Hill (top left).

Other pictures from The Portsmouth Road and Its Memories


ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO PORTSMOUTH: VIA KINGSTON MARKET OR KINGSTON "BY-PASS"

PAST RIPLEY VILLAGE, NEAR NEWARK PRIORY, AND ON TOWARDS GUILDFORD AND ST. CATHERINE'S CHAPEL

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