Burgh Heath, Surrey
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Dancing Round The Maypole

I can remember dancing round the maypole by the conker trees just down from the pond on May 1st with the Burgh Heath Methodist School, Head teacher Miss Mary Fletcher - and buying sherbert in the little shop nearby which was weighed out on an old set of scales - sherbert and humbugs kept in little glass jars on ...Read full memory

The Galleon Swimming Pool

The Galleon swimming pool was all blue with a marvellous fountain at the far, shallow end. Above to the left was a sun balcony and a little counter where you could buy soft drinks and sweets. There was a wavey slide on the left side middle and a spring board at the deep end. Everywhere was painted summer blue. Oh ...Read full memory

A memory of Burgh Heath by Heather Lee

The Parade Of Shops

The first shop with the lattice windows was a café. Before this but separated by an alley way was Mr Green, the Butchers. There was sawdust all over the floor and just under the cashier's porthole at the back of the shop was a large 7ld brass weight which as a child I enjoyed trying to lift. The shop next to the café ...Read full memory

A memory of Burgh Heath by Heather Lee