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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

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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Newdigate Bake House

Exciting News! In the Autumn 2016 issue of the Weald & Downland Magazine it was announced that the Newdigate Bakehouse would be rebuilt. It was started in 2017 and the first loaves were baked in April 2019 using flour ground at the restored Lurgashall Mill. See 'Misc. Studies' for further details. Work started in July 2017 and here are pictures showing the rebuild. Picture taken on the 2nd August 2017. Pictures taken by Mary Day on the 16th October 2017 ........ Pictures taken by John Callcut on the 24th October 2017 ........ Pictures taken by John Callcut on the 5th February 2018 ....... Pictures taken by John Callcut on the 7th May 2018 Pictures taken by John Callcut on the 17th April 2019 ...
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At Newdigate, Surrey

This is a copy of a painting by Patrick Nasmyth (1787-1831) entitled 'At Newdigate, Surrey'. This is the earliest illustration we have of Newdigate and is possibly a view looking north from the Surrey Oaks ...
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Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd

Many years ago the Society was given an old and somewhat tatty album showing photographs of the early years of the Schermuly company when William Schermuly and his sons were demonstrating their revolutionary equipment to the Board of Trade, Members of Parliament and leading shipping companies. We have now downloaded these evocative pictures and they can be seen, together with a brief history, in the section headed Misc. Studies. During the Second World War the factory employed over 1000 people but it closed in 1981 and today the site is now Becket Wood ...
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Walks

Do you enjoy walking and want to learn about Newdigate? Then go to the foot of the page and open the tag marked Self-guided Walks ...
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