Leigh, Surrey
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Photo Books on Leigh

Browse 63 photo books on Leigh and the surrounding area.

Leigh School

My sister and I used to spend every summer in Leigh, so much so that we even attended the School. I think it helped that our granny was Mrs Faulkner (Dorothy)the Infant school teacher. Grampy was Sandy, our mum Jean was born and brought up in or very near Leigh. Till she met dad, they married at Leigh church and moved to London. ...Read full memory

A memory of Leigh by anne_54

Leigh During World War 2

There were quite a number of bombs dropped in and around Leigh during WW2. This was probably due to hostile aircraft jettison bombs after leaving London or Croydon area. The largest was in the orchard just past Leigh Church which blocked church road for about a week. There were also several smaller bombs in the area ...Read full memory

A memory of Leigh by Roy Livermore

Forge Cottage And Forge Garage,Leigh.

My great grandfather was the village blacksmith from the 1870's until his death in Dec 1909. In 1925 my grandfather, Mr F G Flint, changed the blacksmiths to a small garage and Petrol station, he also ran a taxi service. He lived in the Forge Cottage adjoining the garage. During the second world war when ...Read full memory

A memory of Leigh by Roy Livermore