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 65 photo books on Leigh and the surrounding area.

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

Rifleman William Winkworth Leigh Church War Memorial

The last name on the World War 1 memorial in Leigh Church is Rifleman William Winkworth. Mr Winkworth from Ashford in Kent was for a time a baker at Dawes Green ,Leigh. He married Bessie Lemmon and for a while just before WW1 lived in the Old Shepherds Cottage, Tapners Road Leigh. Mr ...Read full memory

A memory of Leigh by Roy Livermore