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The town of Leatherhead and its neighbouring villages of Great and Little Bookham, Fetcham, and Ashtead lie at the top of the North Downs in the Surrey Hills. They share the River Mole with the town of Dorking and other villages to the south, together forming what is now Mole Valley District. Since 1946 the Leatherhead & District Local History Society has provided an essential point of contact for anyone fascinated by the way this little part of England has changed both in living memory and centuries past.
The Society owns and manages the Leatherhead Museum of Local History, produces a quarterly newsletter, Proceedings and publications and has its own library and a large archive collection of research sources. We host talks and other events, normally at the Leatherhead Institute in Leatherhead High Street (now where possible also via Zoom).

To explore these pages please use the Society - Museum - Contact buttons above

 For our latest news please check our blogs: Forthcoming Events - Leatherhead Museum - Society News - How you can help

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