Esher District Local History Society

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Past Events: Saturday 11th March 2017, a short report about the AGM meeting and 'A Dummy's Guide to the Wars of the Roses' by Mel Harrison.

Obituaries: In Memoriam Christine Florence Whittle-Dall 1925 - 2016.

Future Events: Dates, and speakers when known, shown until May 2018.

100th anniversaries

George Bertie Stickland, Private 102nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps who died in a military hospital at Colchester on 30th October 1916 aged 38.

Buried and Remembered with Honour at Claygate (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Claygate, Surrey.

Roland Charles Scott, Acting Bombardier, Royal Horse Artillery who died on Wednesday 15th November 1916 aged 28 of Telegraph Lane, Claygate.

Remembered with Honour Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs.


Further details appear on the Claygate War Memorial Page.


Please note that a search facility exists on the final page

Welcome, the Society was founded at a public meeting in May 1968 with a committee consisting of well known local historians such as: E. Royston Pike, Rowland Baker, Arthur E. Berry, T.E.C. Walker F.S.A., G.B. Greenwood, Richard Haynes, T.S. Mercer and remarkably David Taylor who is a current Vice-President.

As well as Esher, the Society covers the communities of East and West Molesey, Thames Ditton and Long Ditton, Hinchley Wood, Claygate, Oxshott and Cobham. Quite a wide parish representing the former administrative area of Esher Urban District Council.

The steady membership of 180 is divided into those who enjoy the atmosphere of meetings and outings arranged by the committee and those who only attend a study based event such as a tour of the Surrey History Centre in Woking. One objective of the Society is to awaken and foster an informed interest in the history of the neighbourhood of the former Urban District of Esher.

If you have any query please address your message to


Our late President Christine Whittle-Dall was also a local artist who painted this charming picture of Wayneflete Tower. In April 2011 Christine published a book entitled "A Box of Paints" which contains some of her work including local scenes and also reflections on her life and painting.



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