Welcome to

Newdigate Local History Society


We hope you find this web site to be a useful reference for information past and present for the village of Newdigate in Surrey. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome as is any archive information about our village.

NLHS holds regular events, including guided walks, lectures and talks. If you would like to join us and become a member then join here.

News from NLHS

1990 Photographic Survey

In 1990 the Society arranged for every building in the parish of Newdigate to be photographed. There are a few houses missing where permission was not granted. The resultant pictures were filed in seven albums. During the coronavirus shut down Christiana Powell, Keith Jones, John Chaplin and Martin Gilpin undertook the task of scanning every picture - a total in excess of 500. These have now been captioned and downloaded on to the website and can be seen under the photos section. John Callcut - June 2020 ...
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VE Day Commemoration

On the 8th May the nation celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Here in Newdigate we put up our own small tribute. Over the years many articles have been published in our magazines about World War Two. If you would like to read more then go to the following issues: 16,17,20,22,27,36,38,40,44,45,46,48,55,57,59,64,67,70,71,73,74,83,85,88,90,91,92,97,99, 101,104. You can read about the people whose names appear on the war memorial, the home guard, evacuees, the Canadian army based in the village, flying bombs, D-Day memories, land army etc. etc. You can also see some photographs in the photograph section of the website. We will remember them ...
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COVID-19 Virus

The entire committee of the Newdigate Local History Society wish you well over this very difficult time. Our current talks 'season' finished with Stephen Gray's brilliant lecture but we will be planning an interesting programme for next autumn and winter. In view of the current circumstances we will not be making any plans for a summer visit. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and family and perhaps take yourself off on one of our walks which can be found at the bottom of the page. Make sure that you are following Government guidelines - they are there not only to protect you but also to protect our precious NHS. We will record what is happening in the village under photos/events ...
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Three films about Newdigate

Richard Vobes (aka The Bald Explorer) has been filming in Newdigate. Here are the three films he has made ...
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A Walk Around the Village of Newdigate by Jane Lilley

Jane Lilley has produced an illustrated book entitled A Walk Around the Village of Newdigate. It is available in A5 and A4 formats. This takes us on four short walks from the centre of the village. In her inimitable way Jane describes little known facts about the buildings that we all just take for granted. It became available for the first time at the School Fete on the 9th June 2018 and on the 4th February 2019 Jane gave an illustrated talk in the Village Hall when the book was available for purchase. Looks like a second print run is imminent ...
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