Byfleet Heritage Society

Links to other some other sites of interest

There are a great many fascinating sites out there in cyberspace with some connection, if often rather tenuouus, to Byfleet and local history, and we list a few of them here.

If you know of a site that you think should be included please email me at with details.

Other Societies

The 2016 Byfleet Heritage Society calendar This year a selection of images of lost buildings of the Village.
See the main menu for previous calendars of previous years.
Byfleet Oral History group I'm afraid this organisation's web site no longer exists, but the organisation, which is dedicated to recording memories of Byfleet in an audio form, still flourishes and can be contacted through the Byfleet Heritage Society.
A section of this web site has now been devoted to the Oral History Group and will be updated with information as soon as possible.
Byfleet Village Hall The web site for Byfleet's Village Hall.
Built to celebrate Queen Victoria's Jubilee.
The Byfleet, West Byfleet & Pyrford Residents Association The web site of this vital local association.Try also The Window on Woking site for the Byfleet, West Byfleet & Pyrford Residents Association
Byfleet Bowls Club Byfleet Bowls Club has been a part of village life since 1925.
Have a look at their website and see if it's for you. They are also keen to hear about their own history.
Woking's History and Heritage Iain Wakeford's local history articles.
See also Iain's sister site covering his Heritage Walks (below).
Heritage Walks Iain Wakeford's celebrated historical walks around the Borough.
See the web site for the current programme, and lots more.
Oatlands Heritage Group A very interesting site all about Oatlands Village, which had close links to Byfleet in times past.
The Window on Woking web site This site has pages set up for several hundred local organisations
It also has a very useful diary of events throughout the Borough.
Surrey History Centre - find it under Heritage, Culture & Recreation. The Surrey History Centre is the County's Record Office, based in Woking.
A visit is always fascinating and they web site includes various useful indexes and catalogues.
Surrey Libraries' online reference shelf - find it under Libraries - Learning & Research. Surrey Libraries have a useful collection of online material that library members may access.
This includes some online newspaper archives and national biographies. Ancestory is available in libraries.
Byfleet's Wikipedia entry Byfleet's Wikipedia entry - check for regular updates, or add to it yourself!
Exploring Surrey's Past A fascinating collection of historical information about Surrey.
Magna Carta A web site devoted to the 800th anniversay of Magna Carta.
The River Wey (NT) The National Trust's site looking at the River Wey.
The River Wey A community site looking at the River Wey and its history.
Britain from the air. A National resource showing aerial photographs from the Aerofilms collection. Plenty of Brooklands images but nothing YET for Byfleet, but many more are regularly being added.
The NMR's Images of England database A National database of images of buildings - the Byfleet selection.
The NMR's Viewfinder database A National database of historic images of England - the Byfleet selection.
The NMR's Pastscape database A National database of monuments.
Vision of Britain The 'Vision of Britain' web site's Byfleet pages.
Geograph Photos Britain in photographs, by grid square
You can spend hours exploring places and topics.
British Pathe films Vintage film clips from British Pathe, searchable
There are a few Byfleet entries and, of course, Brooklands. You can spend hours exploring places and topics.
Some Maps of Byfleet Some Maps of Byfleet
Other links would be appreciated.
1st. Byfleet Scout Group's web site. 1st. Byfleet Scout Group.
This includes an interesting history of the group.
1st. West Byfleet Scout Group's web site. 1st. West Byfleet Scout Group.
This includes an interesting history of the group.
West Surrey Family History Society Our local family history society, the West Surrey Family History Society
Lookout for their excellent exhibition at the Woking Leisure Centre every November.
East Surrey Family History Society Our neighbouring family history society, the East Surrey Family History Society
The British History web site A wonderful resource of old British documents.
Do explore it!
Victoria County History - Byfleet Byfleet's entry in the Victoria County History.
Brooklands Museum The web site of this stunning local museum - the birthplace of motor racing and British aviation.
Displays include CONCORDE.
Woking Palace The web site of our local Palace,
frequently visited by Henry VII & Henry VIII
Woking History Society Woking History Society's web site
RHS The Royal Hortecultural Society
Wisley Gardens is on our doorstep
Painshill Park Painshill Park
A stunning and historic garden.
Books on CD Find those unobtainable trade directories on CD, along with all sorts of other amazing books. Sadly the UK site has now closed but their sister companies in Ireland and other countries still continue and service UK orders.
Topology of Britain Described as: historical facts, figures, maps and viewpoints covering almost every settlement in Britain from many perspectives.
Alan Godfrey Old Maps The Alan Godfrey reprints of old maps.
Old Maps More old maps - a good collection of old OS maps.
Surrey County Council Surrey County Council's web site.
Woking Borough Council Woking Borough Council's web site.