Welcome to the BYFLEET HERITAGE SOCIETY

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Our Silver Jubilee 1996 - 2021


Our Next Meeting and AGM is on:
Thursday 20th June.
Our next Drop in is on:
Saturday 6th July.

See below for details of our NEW BOOK
The Newsletter Archive has been greatly expanded - see the Newsletter menu below, and more Byfleet Calendars have been added.

See our diary dates below for details of forthcoming meetings.

Our monthly 'drop-in' mornings take place in our Heritage Room at Byfleet Community Library on the first Saturday of each month (except January) between 10.30am and 12.30pm. No pre-booking is required.

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS, 2018
We are pleased to advise you that our Chairman, Jim Allen, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) for Services to the Community in Byfleet.
Tessa Westlake, Secretary
Congratulations Jim from us all, richly deserved. Thank you for a lifetime of service to Byfleet.

Our Next Meeting is on:

Thursday 20th June.
David Hassard: Great Atlantic Air Race, 1919.


Our next Saturday Morning Drop In at the Heritage Room to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display
will be on
Saturday 6th July and there will be an opportunity to see Bill Squirrel's model of our fire station, with thanks to his family for donating it to us.


Our annual boat trip along the Wey Navigation canal, this year towards Pyrford, will take place on:

Thursday 27th June
Leaving Parvis Wharf at 6.30




New Books

Byfleet - A Village of England
We are pleased to announce that, after a long period out of print, we have republished
L R Stevens's book, 'Byfleet - A Village of England'.
The revised second edition of this standard reference work on Byfleet's history follows a review of the contents, correction of some errors, and a complete reworking of the index.
Copies are £7 each, available from Byfleet Community Library, High Road, Byfleet, KT14 7QN. Copies can be posted within the UK for an additional £4 postage and packing. Posting to other countries may be possible - please send enquiries to info@ByfleetHeritage.org.uk





Byfleet and the Great War
See below for full details of the greatly enlarged second edition.

The Byfleet Heritage Society St. Mary's Churchyard project.

Click on the Church map, left, to search the Churchyard database for a burial location.



The Byfleet Heritage Society has been working on a project to identify, collate and record all of the known records of burials in St. Mary's Churchyard.

The Society was delighted to receive a grant from Surrey County Council to commission the development of an intereactive map and underlying database so that anyone interested may find the location of an individual's grave.

There have been around 3,000 burials in the churchyard, of which we have identified some 2,500 so far, the earliest of which dates to 1702.

If you cannot find what you are searching for please contact the Society at

Work will continue on this project and we would always be delighted to receive information to add to what is known.


Click HERE to see some photographs from the launch.


St. Mary's Church from the air.
With the Rector's permission Andy Lambert has made a high quality drone video camera survey of the church and churchyard. This was done shortly before the leaves came out on the trees and also features a re-creation of the 1932 aerial photo from the BHS archives and the only known photo of the Vickers Warwick which forced-landed in the adjacent Three Acre Field in 1945.
Click here to see the video.





The new book, Byfleet and The Great War (Second Edition), by Jim Allen, is now on sale.
This is a fully revised edition to mark the Armistice. It is about 200 pages in length with photographs and packed full of information.

Costing £7.00, copies are available in the Library and at Heritage Society meetings and drop-ins until they run out,
or by post (UK P&P £4.60 1st class, £4.10 2nd class)- email .





We are trying to put together a list of all known paintings by renowned local artist, John BRANGWYN.
Please email if you know of any.



The Society is interested in researching, recording and disseminating the history of Byfleet.

We have a Heritage Room within Byfleet Community Library. Subject to occasional meetings, this is open at the same time as the Library, i.e.-
Monday - Closed; Tuesday 10am-4pm; Wednesday 4pm - 6pm; Thursday 3pm - 5pm; Friday 10am - 4pm; Saturday 10.00am - 4pm; Sunday 2pm - 4pm.

We have included a number of links to some related sites here, and will gradually add more - suggestions very welcome.

Society Diary

How to Join the Society

Society Photographic Competition, 2020/21

The Heritage Room

A brief history of Byfleet

A brief history of Byfleet Fire Station

War Memorials

Byfleet's first blue plaque - to the STOOP family.

Some Byfleet people

Some Byfleet places

Pre 1858 PCC Byfleet wills

BHS Newsletter Archive

St Mary's School 1951 Mr Ely's class photo

St Mary's Church Choir photos

Some links to other sites of interest

Some Byfleet Heritage Society Projects

Byfleet in books

The 2022 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2021 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2020 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2019 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2018 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2017 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2016 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2015 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2014 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2013 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2012 BYFLEET CALENDAR

The 2011 BYFLEET CALENDAR

Society Photographic Competition, 2011



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