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

Heritage Open Days

The theme for 2020 was Hidden Nature. Jane Lilley explored how four materials namely clay, wood, iron and lime have influenced the development of the village over the years. Click here to learn more:  Hidden Nature ...
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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. In view of the current circumstances we will not be making any plans for a summer visit nor, as yet, have we planned any future talks. Similarly our AGM will not be held although our membership will be updated with the current situation via the Chairman, Membership Secretary and Treasurer. Look out on this website for our contribution to the Mole Valley Heritage Week which has the theme 'Hidden Nature'. 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 ...
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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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