Library

Many books have been written about Newdigate over the years and we list below the books that we have in our archive and their availability where applicable. If you wish to buy an item from the Society then please contact John Callcut on 01306 631148 or e-mail at john.callcut@btinternet.com.

  • The Book of Newdigate – Portrait of a Wealden Village by John Callcut 2002  (available from Amazon)
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  • Newdigate School – 350 Years of Learning by Jane Lilley 2012 (£15.00 plus postage available from the Society)
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  • A Village at War – Newdigate in World War One by John Callcut 2011 (£14.95 plus postage available from the Society)
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  • The Wood-Carvings of St. Peter’s Church, Newdigate by Jane Lilley 2011 (£10.00 plus postage available from the Society)
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  • Our Village 1923-1956 by the Newdigate Women’s Institute 1997 (£1.00 plus postage available from the Society)
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  • Millenium Snapshot 2000 (out of print)
  • The Church of St. Peter, Newdigate – An illustrated guide by Joyce Banks 2007 (£2.50 available from the Church)
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  • The Newdigate Guide by Charles Thompson and John Callcut 1991 (out of print but sometimes available from Amazon)
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  • An Anthology of Newdigate Verse 1993 compiled by Charles Thompson & John Callcut (out of print)
  • Newdigate – Its History and Houses by Joan Harding & Joyce Banks 1993 (out of print but sometimes available from Amazon)
  • Newdigate Its History and Houses
  • Shops and Shopping by John Callcut (out of print)
  • A Village School – Its Birth and Growth 1955 by W.H.Chouler (out of print but sometimes available from Amazon)
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  • The Story of Newdigate Village, Institute and Club by Michael Dean 1924 (out of print)
  • An Anthology of Favourite Prayers, Meditation and Graces from St. Peter’s, Newdigate (out of print)
  • The Newdigate Recipes c.1980 (out of print)
  • Newdigate Village Guide by Barbara Norman, Roger Sawtell and Bill Mackay 1973 (out of print)
  • St. Peter Newdigate – Christian Giving Campaign 1960 (out of print)
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This is a selection of books published by Newdigate residents which we hold in our library:

  • Brown Bulls – A Selection of Poetry by Lawrence Wheeler formerly of Eureka, Hogspudding Lane (out of print)
  • A Doctor’s War 1914/15 and 1917/18 by Capt. Frederick G. Chandler RAMC formerly of Little Gaterounds, Parkgate Road (published privately)
  • A Few Acres and a Cottage by Frederick Ernest Green 1911 formerly of Baringsfield, Cudworth (sometimes available from Amazon)
  • Homoeopathic Drug Pictures by Margaret Lucy Tyler  1942 formerly of High Trees, Parkgate Road (available from Amazon)
  • Gentleman Jack by Margaret Lucy Tyler c.1910 formerly of High Trees, Parkgate Road (available from Amazon)
  • Indian Revenue from Indian Opium by Sir Henry Whatley Tyler c. 1850 of High Trees, Parkgate Road (available from Amazon)
  • Africa’s Mountains of the Moon by Guy Yeoman 1989 formerly of Gaterounds, Parkgate Road (available from Amazon)
  • There and Back – The Memoirs of Diplomat Alan Banks 1991 formerly of Ferniefield, Parkgate Road (sometimes available from Amazon)
  • Phyllis’s War – an Evacuee’s Story in her own Words by Phyllis Britton 2014
  • A Plain Russet-Coated Captain by John Day 1993 formerly of Killips now Hogsmead, Hogspudding Lane (sometimes available from Amazon)
  • The First 60 Years (1897-1957) by C.R. Thompson 1957. The story of the development of the Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd (sometimes available from Amazon)
  • Progress in Transport by The Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd 1956 (out of print)
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  • From Ship to Shore by C.R. Thompson 1946. The biography of William Schermuly (sometimes available from Amazon)
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  • Shadows in the Fog by Francis J. Suttill 2014. The story of Major Francis A. Suttill who led the SOE’s Prosper Cell in occupied France. He lived briefly at Ewood. (available from Amazon)
  • Out in Front – The Leslie Ballamy Story by Tony Russell of Rosario in Newdigate. The story of the innovative motor engineer. Published in 2004. (available through Amazon)