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Last updated: Sept 2023

Contact Us
Local history information request

If you have a local history question, we will try to answer it or tell you how to get the answer.
Please mail us at BH local history enquiry. We usually acknowledge emails within 24 hours.

We may be able to help with specific members of your family if they were known in Banstead.

If you are after family history information from our area we will always try and assist.

Membership Enquiry

Banstead History membership stands at around thirty, and members attend ten meetings a year. The main purpose of the group is to undertake research and collate information on local history.

Members contribute in many different ways, for example by looking through old documents at the Surrey History Centre. These might be books, maps, old invoices or lists of building materials, photographs, minutes of meetings etc. A few members keep in contact with local schools whilst others, in conjunction with Banstead Library Services and volunteers from a range of local societies and organisations, help to run the Banstead History Centre at the local library.

Other members contribute by writing articles and newsletters, organising events and exhibitions or running stalls at local fairs. If your specific interest is postcard collection we have two members who have a collections of over 500 Banstead postcards dating from the early 1900s to the present time. Many have been included on this website.

If you feel you can make a contribution, however small, we would love to hear from you.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, your contribution could be a wealth of knowledge. You may have lived in Banstead and the local area all your life and know much about local people and events including accounts of experiences during WWII. This will be invaluable to the group so please contact us.

You do not have to join our group to send us your memories or contributions to be added to the website.

Full membership costs just £15 a year and associate membersip even less at £10 p.a.

For more details about joining the Banstead History please mail the BHRG Membership Secretary.

 

Publications


Have a browse through our Publications site which lists all the books that Banstead History (previously the Banstead History Research Group) has published. In addition to our normal books, we now have a new Heritage series.

If you have a question about any of our publications, or are looking to select a good one as a gift please mail our Publications secretary at Banstead History books.

You can usually obtain our publications locally from the Banstead Library in the Horseshoe or from the various fairs held outside All Saints Church during the summer.