Leatherhead & District Local History Society - Our Streets and Roads

These days most people have a mobile phone. Increasingly these phones have a decent camera built-in. Handy digital cameras are also quite common.
So many of us are quickly able to take photos of things that contribute to the history of where we live. For example you notice that some change may be made or just feel that it would be a good idea to record things as they are now.
The aim of this project is to build up an on-line record of where we live. Then we can eventually have a visual record of change, and where better to view it than on the Internet?

Each photo should ideally be of a large rather than a small or medium file size. We can reduce the file size for the web and use the original to add the the archives of the Society. If necessary take an additional photo to provide the context.  Better photos of the same place are also welcome.
Of course, please be careful when taking photos!

Please email your photos to the website editor, Frank Haslam, stating when and precisely where you took each one, and any comment.

Work in progress: Leatherhead High Street, Frank Haslam


Alan's Florist 61 High St, Leatherhead KT22 8AQ
Closed since the retirement of Mr Alan Laikin in 2010, who was in business in Leatherhead for 60 years.
Article Leatherhead Advertiser, p9 14/4/16
http://www.dorkingandleatherheadadvertiser.co.uk/tribute-gentleman-florist-ran-dorking-store-60/story-29104330-detail/story.html
http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/respected-trader-says-goodbyes/story-12659663-detail/story.html
Being converted to other uses.
source: Frank Haslam 14/08/16



Building Supplies: DIY [closed]
49-51 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8AG
source: Frank Haslam 30/09/14

Wildlife Aid Foundation
49-51 High Street, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8AG
source: Frank Haslam 03/09/16

04/08/16 Planning Application
MO/2016/1102/PLA
Proposal: Erection of first and second floors over existing shop to create 4 No. flats. Alterations to shop front.
Representations by 25 August 2016



Leatherhead Police Station [closed 2011]
44 Kingston Rd, Leatherhead KT22 7BN
http://www.dorkingandleatherheadadvertiser.co.uk/plans-turn-leatherhead-police-station-homes-given/story-23775665-detail/story.html
5/11/16 new location news
http://www.dorkingandleatherheadadvertiser.co.uk/leatherhead-police-settle-new-home/story-13763879-detail/story.html
source: Frank Haslam 200115



Caesars Restaurant [closed 30/12/15]
27 Church St, Leatherhead KT22 8DN
http://www.dorkingandleatherheadadvertiser.co.uk/leatherhead-s-caesars-restaurant-closes/story-28446249-detail/story.html
source: Frank Haslam 13/01/16



Leatherhead & District Social Club [closed]
42 Upper Fairfield Rd, Leatherhead KT22 7HH
http://www.dorkingandleatherheadadvertiser.co.uk/leatherhead-social-club-closed-105-years/story-20446797-detail/story.html
source: Frank Haslam 05/03/15




Oct 1 2016 from Grant Woodham
Preston Cross Hotel in Rectory Lane, Little Bookham 2011.
The site is currently being developed into a care home, with only part of this facade remaining.



Oct 1 2016 from Grant Woodham
Here are some photos I took in 2001 of 'The Old Rectory' in Rectory Lane, Little Bookham, before it was demolished.

The east gable end was retained and incorporated into the new building which is now 5 houses on the same footprint of the original building. The building was derelict when I took the photos.





This page is part of the Leatherhead & District Local History Society's website http://www.leatherheadlocalhistory.org.uk