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Britain By Car - A Motoring History


A quintessential market town, and one of the oldest settlements in Surrey, situated on the River Wey where it loops around the remains of Waverley Abbey; Britain’s very first monastery founded in 1148. 

The wool trade brought wealth to the town in medieval times, and its prosperity continued to grow, thanks to hop growing, malting and brewing. 

Farnham’s 12th century castle overlooks attractive Georgian streets, and the town today offers many boutique shops and independent restaurants housed in fine old buildings.

John Henry Knight

The designer of possibly Britain’s first petrol-driven car to run on public roads.

The former Elliott Reliance Works, 50 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DX. 

1895 – 1896