Laleham, Surrey
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Laleham Abbey School

I was a pupil for two years at Laleham Abbey. My maiden name being, Elsa-Marie Burberry - Elsa. I was friends with Phyllis Baker who I remember as having beautiful auburn-red hair and who I think came from Totteridge. Other friends were Tania Morley, who was the best ballet dancer. And Caroline Hood, who I think was ...Read full memory


As a family we used to go camping at Laleham every weekend, spring to autumn. This was from about 1950 until the mid 1960s. It was an amazing time, like most childhood memories. My nan and grandad were the Greenland family and they had their own tent. My two aunts both had tents, plus a cousin and my mum and dad and 4 kids. The ...Read full memory


Well a first visit to camp by the river and walk to the Lock and so on was really in 1962 with Guides, then a schoolfriend. Later my first 'serious' boyfriend and fiance came from there. I wonder if any of you recall not only the Abbey but the few (4) homes which were alongside the inner Abbey Road, facing across the River to St ...Read full memory

A memory of Laleham by Olivia R S