Ash, Surrey
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ash and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Ash

Browse 75 photo books on Ash and the surrounding area.

Fond Memories

At the age of nine, I had to come and live with my mother's parents, Albert and Emily Warner, at 3 Church Path (pair of cottages now pulled down, but their well - (what wonderfully tasting water, drawn up with a bucket) still remains now in the front garden of the house occupying part of the site. The reason for my evacuation ...Read full memory

A memory of Ash by Ray Attwood

Fox Hill

I was told that the Queen was in the area to meet the regiment that was in situ on Fox Hill when war broke out. Because the road up to the hill was in a bad state due to being just a track , the army put down a concrete road up one side and down the other taking weeks to complete it and the the Queen went up, saluted the army, ...Read full memory

A memory of Ash by Linda Scard

Apsley Cottage.

My father's family lived in the cottage with the arched windows next door to the post office. The house was named Apsley Cottage. My grandfather Henry Briggs was a career soldier in the Royal West Surrey Regiment. He served in the regiment from 1896 until 1919. He was also a range warden of the Ash ranges. I spent many happy days in the cottage during my school summer holidays.

A memory of Ash by Jim Briggs