Vintage and Second Hand Books About Dorking and Surrey

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic – we will only be sending books out once a week.

These books are all vintage or second hand – please note the condition, they could be showing signs of wear and tear.

Abinger Parish Church by J.A. Gibbs

A History of Abinger Parish Church by Churchwarden J. A. Gibbs. 

Duplicate item from our Museum Library.

22 pages. Published in 1944

Priced at £3.50

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Beare Green & The Holmwoods by Bill Smith

As seen by old postcards and photographs in the good old days.

Donated by a Museum supporter

32 pages. Published in 1987.

This book is showing signs of age. Including a mark on the front cover.

The booklet is priced at £1.00

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Remembered – Betchworth Men 1914 – 1919 by Karen Wilson

Biographies of all the soldiers who died in World War One and are remembered on the Betchworth War Memorial.

Donated by a Museum supporter. 

64 pages. Published in 2014 with colour, black and white photographs.

The booklet is priced at £2.00.

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Birth of a Parish Church, Brockham

A brief history of the Church in Brockham

Donated by a Museum supporter. 

16 pages. No publication date – but sometime after 1980.

Priced at £1.00.

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A booklet on Capel history produced by the Capel History Group.

Donated by a Museum supporter

32 pages. Published in 2010. Priced at £2.00

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The Residential Development of Deepdene Park, Dorking since 1920 by Alan A. Jackson

A study of the development of the land, from pleasure garden to middle class housing estate.

Donated by a Museum supporter.

28 pages. Published in 1984. Priced at £1.00

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Dorking : A Brief History by Joyce Foster

Donated by a Museum volunteer.

This booklet aims to provide a quick reference to stages in the development of Dorking. 

From pre historic times to the end of the 20th century this little booklet is a nice introduction to Dorking.

The book is in good condition.

24 pages with black and white photographs and drawings. Published in 2002. Priced at 50p

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Dorking Revisited by Keith Harding

Donated by a Museum supporter. 

128 pages with black and white photographs. This book is vintage – but is in good condition for its age.

Published in 1997. Priced at £3.00

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Early Victorian Dorking by Robert Humphreys

How did the residents of an English country town, with a population of around 4,000 in the mid nineteenth century, respond to a time of rapid national economic, scientific, social and political change? Much of the history contained in this book, taken from primary and secondary sources, is new and published for the first time. Focus has mainly been on Dorking, Surrey – a long established market, union and polling town situated just over 20 miles South West of the City of London. The changes brought by the industrial age changed facets of town life even in localities distant from the manufacturing centres. 

Donated by a Museum supporter – the book is in good condition.

80 pages with black and white photographs and drawings. Published in 2002. The book is priced at £2.00

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Reminiscences of Old Dorking 1850-1860 by John Attlee

Donated by a Museum supporter.

The book is in fair condition – few marks and scuffs.

24 pages. Priced at £2.00

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A Green and Pleasant Heritage by Patricia Bennett

A History of the Dorking and District Preservation Society 1980 – 2000.

Donated by a Museum supporter. Signed by the author.

32 pages. Published in 2002.

The booklet is priced at £1.50.

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St. Joseph’s Dorking. A Centenary History of the Church and Parish

Published in 1972. 43 pages.

Book is slightly faded on front and back.

The book is priced at £2.00.

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Concerning the Three Churches in Dorking Dedicated to St. Martin

The Ancient, the Intermediate and the Present

Records, memories and conjectures by an Old Inhabitant.

Donated by a Museum supporter. There is an inscription on the inside page. A few of the pages have age marks. The bottom of the spine is slightly damaged.

54 pages. Published in 1917.

The book is priced at £5.00.

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A History of St. Paul’s – The story of a primary school in Dorking by Helen Wharmby

A History of St Paul’s tells the story of the School from the day it first opened its doors in March 1860, through the varied and often traumatic events of the twentieth century, to the challenges the School now faces in the twenty-first century.

This is a donation from a Museum supporter.

Published in 2013. 212 pages with black and white photographs.

The book is priced at £3.50

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Leigh Place, Surrey and its Owners by John Watney

Donated by a Museum supporter.

The book has an inscription – a couple of pages have come loose – and (I think) there’s a couple of extra photographs that have been tucked into the book.

Published in 1893. 50 pages with Black and White photographs and line drawings. For more photographs of the book – click on the buying link.

The book is priced at £10.00.

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On Your Bike in Surrey by Valerie Bennett

Donated by a Museum supporter

The Surrey Hills offer many opportunities for excellent cycling.  The routes chosen for this guide are designed to encourage leisure cyclists, family groups and even the seasoned cyclist.  

The routes vary in length from 12 to 32 miles and are fully described in the text and shown on the accompanying maps.

96 pages. Published in 2001. Reprinted in 2005. The book is priced at £2.50

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The Charm of Old Surrey by H. M. Alderman

This book was donated by a Museum supporter. There is wear to the spine and a few marks on the back – but the pages inside are perfectly readable. 

Trefoil Publishing Company. 2nd Edition. 

The book is priced at £3.50. Buy it online here.

Mysteries of Surrey by A. M. Green

Interesting and unusual aspects of the county including Surrey’s ghosts and lost villages.

Donated by a Museum supporter – there is a name on the inside cover.

24 pages. Published in 1972.

The book is priced at £1.00

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Pub Walks in South Surrey by John Quarendon

This is a second hand book – but is in good condition.

Published in 2003.

Walks around Abinger, Dorking, Westhumble, Coldharbour etc. 

96 pages. It is priced at £3.00.

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Vaughan Williams…. in Dorking by Celia Newbery

Donated by a Museum supporter.

The booklet is green – but for some reason shows up white in the photograph!

This booklet is 42 pages long with black and white photographs and drawings. Printed in 1972.

It is priced at £2.00.

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Ups and Downs in Surrey by Leonard Kitching

Book One : Walks in the North Downs between The Mole Gap and the Merstam Gap.

40 walks to the North of Dorking.

Donated by a Museum supporter

464 pages. Published in 2006. It is priced at £7.50

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Growing Up In Westcott by David Knight

Written by local author David Knight – this is an affectionate account of life in a small Surrey village throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s. 

A donation from a Museum supporter.

Published in 1995. 28 pages.

The booklet is priced at £1.00

Buy it online here.

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