This history has been compiled to bring together some of the information, which may be of general interest to many people living in Great Bookham and Little Bookham villages, but also to many who have a connection with the people and places mentioned. It can be seen as a living history, in that, contributions of additional material is welcome.

Recommended reading:  "The Story of Two Villages - Great & Little Bookham" and "People & Places - Great & Little Bookham"  by S.E.D.Fortescue. also:   "Images of England - Bookham & Fetcham" compiled by Linda Heath and "Bookham in the 20th Century" by Bill Culley both of which are available from The Leatherhead and District Local History Society.

I would like to give special thanks to Mr. S.E.D. Fortescue and the late Mr. B. Godfrey without whom parts of the website would not have been possible.

As far as is possible, I have obtained the permission of the people in the pictures to use the images. However, this is not always possible due to the amount of time that has passed, but as this is a trip down memory lane I am assuming that nobody minds.  If you have a photo or some memories to add, then please email them to me. I trust that you will derive as much pleasure from reading this history  as I did when compiling it.

Please click on the links at the top to see more information.

This website is authored by Ali Kelman
supported by Bookhams Residents Association
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