A brief introduction to some of our activities

Next Meeting
Our Next Meeting is on
Thursday 11th August at 6.15 for 6.30.
The BHS has a day out - we have our annual boat trip on the Wey Navigation, this time towards Weybridge
Booking essential through our INFO email address or at our Saturday morning 'drop-in' sessions at the library.

See the Diary page for full details.

Our next Saturday (10.30 - 12.30) free drop in to look at some of the Society's collection in the Heritage Room (in the Library) will be on the 6th August
Do join us at any time as we look at some of the material in our archive collection.
Do you have any memories or photographs of Byfleet or West Byfleet to share? We would love to hear them.

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 2016 BYFLEET CALENDAR is now on sale, and still only £5 (add £1.40 for post and packing).
They are available in the Library, the St. Mary's Community Centre and at Heritage Society meetings until they run out,
or by post - email .
See below for what it looks like.

The new book, Byfleet and The Great War, by Jim Allen, is now on sale
80 pages in length and packed full of information, this is only £2.50.

Copies are available in the Library, the St. Mary's Community Centre and at Heritage Society meetings until they run out,
or by post (p&p £1.50)- 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 6pm - 8pm; 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.
We also have a Forum and are very keen for visitors to share their memories of Byfleet there and, of course, we welcome copies of any local photographs.

Society Diary
How to Join the Society
The Heritage Room
Please leave your memories of Byfleet here
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
Photo Gallery - A mixture of photographs from around the Village (with a slideshow and full screen options)
Some links to other sites of interest
Some Byfleet Heritage Society Projects
Byfleet in books
Society Photographic Competition, 2011

Reprinted by the Society after almost 30 years, this superbly researched history of Byfleet is now available for only £9.95.
(NB I'm afraid this has now sold out, but Byfleet library holds copies. We will consider a another reprint in the fullness of time.)

Read all about Byfleet's royal connections throughout the centuries, from The Black Prince through to James I and Anne of Denmark.

Click on the image to the left to see a larger version.

Click HERE to see some photographs from the launch.

Please email me at if you would like further details.

This site is in its very early stages. Please email me at if you would like further details. Many thanks.
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