This page displays some ELHG publications and other literature relevant to the history of Effingham.
The Effingham Local History Group's fifth publication Effingham – A History in Photographs (Second Edition) – edited by Christopher John Hogger, Susan W. Morris and Bryan R. Sherwood – was printed by The Blisset Group, London in 2015. It updates the narratives for about fifty of the photographs presented in the First Edition.
The Effingham Local History Group's publication series The Bulletin – edited by Bryan R. Sherwood – appears in two editions each year. It presents short articles about Effingham's history from various contributors.
The Effingham Local History Group's fourth publication John Hassell's Watercolours of Effingham Surrey – written by Vivien White – was printed by The Blisset Group, London in 2013. It describes several Effingham properties painted in the early 19th century by John Hassell and compares them with their present-day structure and appearance.
The Effingham Local History Group's third publication Effingham – A History in Photographs (First Edition) – edited by Christopher John Hogger, Susan W. Morris and Bryan R. Sherwood – was printed by The Blisset Group, London in 2012. Dedicated to the village's local historian Mary A. Rice-Oxley, it presents 200 photographs of Effingham people, events and properties, each with its own narrative.
The Effingham Local History Group's second publication Effingham in Wartime: the Book of the Exhibition – edited by Christopher John Hogger, Susan W. Morris and Bryan R. Sherwood – was printed by The Blisset Group, London in May 2012. It presents all the material shown on the display panels at the Effingham in Wartime exhibition held in October 2012.
The Effingham Local History Group's first publication Studies in Local History: Effingham Common – edited by Susan W. Morris, Christopher John Hogger and Bryan R. Sherwood – was printed by The Blisset Group, London in September 2011.
Nine chapters spanning 104 pages with 49 illustrations, as follows:
What is a Common?
The Centenary Edition of A Reference Book for Effingham was compiled by Effingham Parish Council in 1994. Click here to read it in full.
The History of Effingham in Surrey was compiled by Monica Mercy O'Connor (1904-82) and published by the Effingham Women's Institute in 1973.
The Effingham Armada Victory Celebration, edited by Arthur A. Brown, was published by Antony D. Page in 1988.
Effingham - A Surrey Village Remembered was published by Mary and Simon Rice-Oxley in 2006.
Some Account of the History of Effingham North Common : With Special Reference to its Natural History was written by Bryan R. Sherwood and printed by The Blisset Group, London in 2011; it updates an unpublished first edition in 2008. Besides its historical material it contains detailed description of the Common's ecology. A copy is deposited in the History Group Archives in the Parish Room.
The Inns and Public Houses of Leatherhead and District by Goff Powell was published by the Leatherhead and District Local History Society in 2006.
The Chronicles of a Contractor by George C.S. Pauling was first published in 1926. He had lived at The Lodge in Effingham until his death in 1919. The book was republished, with additional photographs and other material, by the Books of Rhodesia Publishing Company in 1969.
Barnes Wallis Dambuster by Peter Pugh was published by Icon Books UK in 2005.
Enemy Coast Ahead by Guy Gibson was published by Crecy Publishing Ltd. in 2003. From p.225 it contains narrative about Barnes Wallis, referring to him by the pseudonym "Jeff".
Mathematics with Love by Mary Stopes-Roe, daughter of Barnes Wallis, presents the courtship correspondence of her parents and was published by Macmillan in 2005.
Sir Barnes Wallis CBE, FRS, RDI, FRAeS, 1887-1979 : Some Personal Reflections by Norman William Boorer, published by the Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd. in 2008.