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Local History Books

Here is a selection of recommended local history books on the district. Please check for availability. Some books that are now out of print can still be found in libraries or second-hand from websites such as Specially produced videos, DVDs and booklets are also available at the Museum. Videos £6.50, DVDs £7.50, booklets £3.

Books on Leatherhead Town

Images of England - Leatherhead

Linda Heath

The History Press, (1996), ISBN 0 75240700 5, 128pp £12.99 plus p&p.

Leatherhead in Georgian Days

Linda Heath

L&DLHS, (2012), ISBN 978-0-9552785-8-7, 48pp, £6 plus p&p.

Leatherhead & District Then Now

Linda Heath

L&DLHS, (2005), ISBN 978-0-7524368 0 7 96pp, £12.99 plus p&p.

Past Industries of Ashtead, Leatherhead and Bookham

Peter Tarplee

L&DLHS, (2010), ISBN 978-0-9552785-5-6, 82pp, £8.99 plus p&p.

Railways Around Leatherhead Dorking

Peter Tarplee

L&DLHS, (2011), ISBN 978-0-9552785-6-3, 158pp, £10 plus p&p.

Leatherhead in the Great War

Lorraine Spindler

Pen & Sword, (2016), ISBN: 9781473843929, 239pp, £14.99 plus p&p.

The Swan Leatherhead and its Brewery

Mary Rice-Oxley

L&DLHS, (2001), ISBN 09506009 8 9, 47pp, £5.95 plus p&p.

The Inns and Public houses of Leatherhead and District

Goff Powell

L&DLHS, (2006), ISBN 0-9552785-0-3, 65pp, £5.50 plus p&p.

Over the Bridge

Brian Hennegan

L&DLHS, (2009), ISBN 978-0-9552785-4-9, 65pp, £8 plus p&p.

Over the Bridge the Southern Side

Brian Hennegan and Goff Powell

L&DLHS, (2011), ISBN 978-0-955278570, 98pp, £9 plus p&p.

Over the Other Bridge

Brian Hennegan and Goff Powell

L&DLHS, (2015), ISBN 978-0-95724-082-7, 66pp, £8 plus p&p.


Struggle and Suffrage in Leathrhead:

Women's Lives and Fight for Equality

Lorraine Spindler

Pen & Sword, (2018), ISBN 978-1526712424, available online.

Books on Ashtead

Images of England - Ashtead

Jane EM Jones and Ken Rogers

The History Press, (1999), £12.99 plus p&p.


Memories of Ashtead - A Surrey Village in WWII

John Rowley & Patricia Jenkins

L&DLHS (2018), ISBN 978-0-9572408-6-5, 98pp £12 + p&p

Books on Bookham and Fetcham

Great and Little Bookham The North End

Stephen Fortescue

Colin R Wright (2006) ISBN 0-9528139 3 9, 59pp, £5 plus p&p.

Images of England - Bookham and Fetcham

Linda Heath

The History Press, (1999), ISBN 0 75241825 4, 128pp, £12.99 plus p&p. 

Great Bookham - The Development of a Surrey Village in Maps

Lyn Spencer

L&DLHS, (2016), ISBN: 9780957240834, 86pp, £10 plus p&p.

Mary Chrystie and her Family

Judith Witter

L&DLHS, (2013), ISBN 978-0-9572408-03, 88pp, £10 plus p&p.

Bookham in Edwardian Times

Peter Tilley

L&DLHS, (2014), ISBN 978-0-9572408-1-0, 102pp, £10 plus p&p.

Bookham in the Twentieth Century

Bill Culley

Published by Bill Culley, (2000), ISBN 09506009 7 0, 83pp, £6.50 plus p&p.

The Bookhams in World War II

Bookham U3A Military History Group

L&DLHS, (2012), ISBN 978-0-9552785-9-4, 118pp, £10 plus p&p

Tales from the Bulletins

Martin Warwick

Bookham Community Association/L&DLHS, 91pp, £12.99 plus p&p.

Aerial Photographs of Bookham C1922

This CD with seven full size digital high resolution images is available for £5 plus £1 postage by mail from the Leatherhead Museum
L&DLHS, (2012)

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Little Bookham in World War I

Vivien White

L&DLHS (2018), ISBN 978-0-9572408-4-1, 63pp £8 + p&p


A Salute to Fetcham

Lyn Rozier & Janice Steele

L&DLHS (2018), ISBN 978-0-9572408-5-8, 129pp £10 + p&p

Book on Headley

A History of Headley 

J.C. Stuttard

L&DLHS, (2001), ISBN 09506009 9 7, 92pp, £7.95 plus p&p.

Earlier Publications Now out of Print

The following publications are no longer available for sale although may be found in local libraries and occasionally second hand. These continue to be used as invaluable research sources.  

Leatherhead - A History

Edwina Vardey

Phillimore, 2001, ISBN 1 86077 189 0, 130pp

Note: This is an abridged version of the original book shown below.

A History of Leatherhead

Edwina Vardey

L&DLHS, (1988) 

A Short History of Leatherhead

J.C. Stuttard

pub J.C. Stuttard, (2000)

A History of Fetcham

J.C. Stuttard

L&DLHS,  (1998), ISBN 0506009 5 4, 148pp, 

A History of Ashtead

J.C. Stuttard

L&DLHS, (1995), ISBN 09506009 2 X, 247pp,

Surrey and the Motor

Gordon Knowles

Surrey Industrial History Group, (2005), 225pp

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