Farnham, Surrey
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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


My great aunt Carrie (Wills) was born in Farnham and lived at No1 Bratton Villas all her life.  Her father worked as a carriage upholsterer and all the children were born in the house, which was a small 2/3 bedroomed terrace.  When I was a child we always visited to watch the airshow.  She had a range and a scullery and ...Read full memory

A memory of Farnham by oakley347

Born In Farnham

I was born in Farnham, actually Lavender Cottage, Rowledge, a nursing home I believe, in 1944 and my family lived at Thorndhu (now no. 8 I think) Broomleaf Road backing onto the railway line. My mother and brother lived there during the Second World War and an air raid shelter was built in the back garden. I now live in ...Read full memory

A memory of Farnham by Wendy Cowen

Location Of Farnham Streets

My mother went to St Polycarps school from 1913 to 1914. The address I was able to find from the schools archives where they lived was firstly at Beech Villas, Park Rd, Farnham and then Figgs Yard, Long Garden Walk. I would dearly love information on Figgs Yard and if known, some photos of both addresses. Before I ...Read full memory

A memory of Farnham by Margaret Hughes