Welcome!

Welcome to the website of the Horley Local History Society. The Society was formed in 1951 with the main aim of tracing, recording and disseminating information on all aspects of Horley and its surrounding villages in Surrey.

Members have differing levels of involvement – some carry out research into topics with the intention of publishing their results while others are content to enjoy the monthly speakers and activities.

We occasionally visit local events publicising the Society and we hold regular meetings. Over the years, we have produced a number of books and booklets. Details of these are available under publications. You can meet us at the local history centre at the Horley Public Library on Tuesday afternoons 3 to 5 pm and Saturday mornings 11 am to 1 pm. We can help with items such as the history of your road and may-be even your house, and we have access to local and some national family history resources.

For more information about our monthly meetings and the Calendar of events, click “Events” at the top of this page or select the meeting that interests you from the list on the right of this page. Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings for a nominal £1 entry fee.

Subscription rates are: £7.00 for individuals; £10.00 for joint/family membership at the same address.

Have a look at our Gallery to see pictures of old shops, schools, houses, streets, Flooding etc. in Horley and Burstow. Just click “Photo Gallery” at the top of this page.

If you wish to contact us by email, please click on “Contact Us” at top of the page, or phone one of the Committee Members listed under the ‘About Us’ header at the top of this page.

Also see us on Facebook.