Laleham, Surrey
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

1 Year At Laleham Abbey

I attended Laleham Abbey just for one year (1953 - coronation year). My surname then was Hebden. I was very shy and didn't make many friends. The one girl I do remember was an Australian whose surname was Snedden who I believe didn't go home for holidays. I also enjoyed the Corpus Christi celebration and also the time ...Read full memory

Laleham Abbey

My sister Kathleen Taylor (former name) was cook in the kitchen for the retired old ladies. I was always staying with her during school holidays. Her husband then (now deceased) was Barry Taylor and they had two children, Sarah born 1966 and Michael, her younger (not sure of his age) brother, who went to the village school in ...Read full memory

A memory of Laleham by Stuart Mitchell

Laleham Abbey

I attended Laleham Abbey when I was 7 or 8 so that would put it c1953. I remember bonfire night on November 5 and eating hot potatoes, the nuns reading us Winnie the Pooh at bedtime, lining up for the cod liver oil and malt on a cold winters morning and having winter green rubbed on our knuckles and toes. I can still conjure up ...Read full memory