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The History of Westcott School 1854-2004, with 50 pages & 95 illustrations, was published to commemorate the School's 150th anniversary. The initial printing quickly sold, as did the second edition that included a reference to the Westcott Reunited Weekend in September 2004 when several hundred former pupils visited the school. This new edition updates 'Westcott School Today' with the names of pupils, staff and governors as at September 2006. Copies are available at the School, call 01306 882624 or contact info@westcotthistory.org.uk . Price £6 (£7 by post). In aid of the School. Cheques payable to Westcott Local History Group and addressed to 6 Heath Rise, Westcott, RH4 3NN for postal copies.
westcottbook.gif (9555 bytes) The History of Westcott and Milton (ISBN 0 9539672 0 4) was published in December 2000 and copies costing £6 may be obtained from Kay Meldrum, The Meadow House, Deerleap Road, Westcott Surrey RH4 3LE (01306 885482). The Group also holds a stock of Growing Up in Westcott (ISBN 1 870 912 20 9)by David Knight, published by the Dorking Local History Group, price £4. Reproductions of selected Westcott maps and photographs are also available. Enquiries to Terry Wooden or Kay Meldrum (see above) or to info@westcotthistory.org.uk .

An illustrated history of St John's Free Church, Westcott is also available. Price £1 (£1.75 by post).

Village Walks: Details of three self-guided walks, starting from The Crown, The Prince of Wales and The Cricketers, will be available at our Reading Room meetings, or on application to Ann Monie (01306 885556), price £1 for all three.

The Annual Report is published in June with a selection of articles relating to the history of Westcott. These have included: 

           2015
 
           The Building of Holy Trinity Church
         From Goods Yard to Car Park
         Dorking - a By-Pass?
         The Red House and the Cory-Wrights
         Dating Old Postcards
         Westcott Then and Now
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       2014
 
           A Fateful Year
           What Happened to Mr Roberts?
           How Westcott has Grown
           Lucy Ellis -  A Life
           The Story of the Westcott Scouts
           Westcott's Wonder Horse
 
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          2013
 
 
          Westcott & the Leith Hill Musical Festival
          Heath Cottage
          Jacques Doneux - Secret Agent
          Life with "Wobbles" - A Westcott Childhood
          Upholders of the Law
          In Memory of the Crown
          Eyewitnesses to History
 
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2012
 
Westcott & Domesday
Our Lords of the Manor
Village Life Between the Wars
Royal Celebrations
Roy Bennett's War
The Olympic Torch of 1948
A Twenty-first in the 'Twenties
A Victorian Cricket Match
 
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2011
 
A Coming of Age
Westcott in the War  - the Dynamo Specials
A Westcott Windmill
Cecil Lewis - The man who did nearly
Charles Joseph Wills of Westcott House
Westcott's Volunteer Fire Brigade
Keeping Calm and Carrying On in 1940
'Up the Surrey'
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2010
 
Grave News
Leslie Howard -  a little more about his life and death
Westcott Fair
A Look Back to the 1920s and 1930s (Jim Aslett)
Operation Pied Piper - Destination Westcott
My Westcott Life PartII (Iris Lucas)
Westcott in 1910
The 1911 Census
A Schoolboy's Life in Westcott (Tony Allen)
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2009
 
Peppermint & Lavender Growing in Westcott
Milton Street in 1823
Philip Greathurst's Tankard (Richard Ede)
The Westcott Anti-Vaccinationists
The Assassination of Pimpernel Smith
Memories of Peasmount (Maurice Balchin)
Westcott Poem
Lord Haw Haw of Westcott Street
Mrs Hibbert's Cottage Ornee
My Westcott Life Part I (Iris Lucas)
Operation Pied Piper - Survey of Accommodation
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2008

Holy Trinity Church
Westcott, the War and the W.I.
Early Motor Bus Services in Westcott (Richard Ede)
Who was who and Who did what in 1908
From Goods Yard to Car Park
Westcott in 1908
Westcott Players

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2007

Westcott in 1888
Westcott Rifle Range
Post Boxes of Westcott
Red Triangle Club
LogmoreIsolation Hospital
Nuisances in Westcott
Westcott Ice House
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2006

My Early Years (Fred Dixon)
We Thank You (for service in the Great War)
The Sandrock
Westcott in The Times
The Teapot from Tavistock Mystery
George Tunnell's Dairy (Richard Ede)
Broomfield and the Touche Family

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2005

Cottage Holding in Balchins Lane
War to Peace at Milton Court (P Bennett)
England's Pleasant Land - Pageant
17th Dorking (Westcott) Scout Group
William Balchin 1879-1942 (P Chapman)
The Bury Hill Observatory
Westcott News in 1918
Milton Heath House
Manorial Customs & the Mansfields

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2004

Milton Court in Wartime
Absent with Caccinium Mytillis
Barclay, Perkins & Co. Ltd.
Westcott in 1950 - Who Lived Where
The Great Chestnut Gathering
The Westcott Rover Crew
The Sandrock
Westcott Mill Angling Society

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2003

Sidney May - Rookery Valet
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Westcott Fellowship Cottage Trust
Milton Heath and the Nower
The Westcott Reading Room
Lonesome Lodge

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2002

Tom Humphrey - Westcott's Pocket Hercules
HMS Westcott
The Boycott of the Bloomers
'Hallelujah Horace' Wakeford & Son
A Museum Adventure in Dorking
The Building of Holy Trinity Church

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2001

Local Author: Lady Bray
Westcott Ice Houses
Parsonage Lane Plane Crash
John Evelyn: a Man of His Time
The Fairbrother Murder
Westcott in wartime

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2000

 The Westcott Fire Brigade
The Heaver Murder of 1901
Messrs Fuller & Co. Bankers
St John's Road Mission Hall
Westcott in 1891

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Cottage Holding in Balchins Lane 
War to Peace at Milton Court (P Bennett)
England's Pleasant Land - Pageant
17th Dorking (Westcott) Scout Group
William Balchin 1879-1942 (P Chapman)
The Bury Hill Observatory
Westcott News in 1918
Milton Heath House
Manorial Customs & the Mansfields

 

 

 

 

 

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