Last update
15 Jun 2022

Banstead History
Local history research on Banstead, Nork, Tadworth, Tattenham Corner, Burgh Heath, Chipstead,Woodmansterne, Kingswood, Lower Kingswood, and Walton on the Hill in the county of Surrey.

Banstead Village sign - photo by Lewis Wood

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1 April 2022 - the Banstead History Research Group and the Banstead History Centre activities have come together under a new group to be known as

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Photo Archive
 carpenters who built the Lych gate at Woodmansterne
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own local photos
JD at Beechholme
The story of COVID-19
in Banstead to Mar 2022
Heritage day
All Saints Banstead Heritage Day
All Saints Church
Heritage Day Event
Saturday 10 Sept 2022
Group photographs
We have many!
Are you in one?
Postcard collections
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your postcards
Memories and
old photographs
Researching ancestors
Our Genealogist
can help
Documents or photos
Wanted - old cine film of Banstead
Banstead Urchins
Now available
War Memorial
Banstead War
BHRG Publications

Alan Ball Award BANSTEAD WAR MEMORIAL - 100 Years documents the complete history of the memorial starting from the designing by a renowned Arts and Crafts architect, unveiling, and adding of more names over the years. Photos of about half the 119 men listed are included along with a few lines about each man's service. Many lived in roads we are all very familiar with. Read about how the Memorial came close to destruction in WWII and how it was moved in 1996. The book is full of photographs depicting the development of the surrounding area, from the earliest in 1897 to the present day.

For this award winning book and many others, visit our sales site here. We are offering free p&p to UK addresses.

BANSTEAD URCHINS is a collection of humorous tales about a group of mischievous boys growing up in the 1950s. Their stomping grounds were derelict sites within a short distance of the well, and their escapades are recounted in such comic detail that they could only have been written by someone who was there. The most entertaining book in our collection.

"Have just started reading the book. It is SO FUNNY!!" AE (5 Dec 2021)

"I can’t remember enjoying a book so much for years. I laughed such a lot when reading it. I read it a second time and it was even funnier. Your descriptions are so good I could see every place you described. I think your clonking around the churchyard, the bomb incident and the nearly decapitated fish with your Mother's praise should alone get you a prize for literature." JC (Feb 22)

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