Currently Available Publications

book-selection-imagesThis page provides a summary of Bourne Society publications which are currently available for purchase. Please click on the links for detailed information. There are various ways of obtaining in-print Bourne Society publications depending upon your circumstances. To find the method most convenient to you, please click on Society Shop in the top menu.

Please note that the postage & packing charges shown below have been updated to account for recent increases in postage costs, and apply only to books ordered directly from the Bourne Society publications officer. Books ordered through GENfair will frequently incur a higher p&p charge due to the commission charged on each order.

All books listed below were still available in April 2021 although stocks of some might be running low. Previous publications not listed below are definitely out of print and must be sought from alternative sources. Reference copies will be found in the Caterham Valley Public Library and East Surrey Museum which between them hold the entire catalogue of Bourne Society books.

Village Histories

The popular Village History series from the Bourne Society extends to ten volumes covering the following villages in the Bourne Society area. All books in the series are currently available at a price of £9.00 each. If ordering by post, please add £4.00 p&p. Please click or tap on the titles below for further details and to ‘look inside’ at sample pages.

Some Recent Publications (2012-20)

The Byrons of Coulsdon: Abroad and At Home, by Nigel Elliott. 238 pp, £16 [add £4.00 p&p]

Richard Kearton’s Surrey Field Notes 1900-1927. Transcribed by Gwyneth Fookes. Foreword by Brian Thomas. 156 pp, £11 [add £4.00 p&p]. Also available direct from Mrs Fookes whose contact details are given in volume 101 (Summer 2020), page 81, of Local History Records.

Coulsdon and Purley War Memorials, First World War, by Nigel Elliott, 112 pp, £10 [add £4.00 p&p]

Raffles and Rupert Davison – The Ideal Home, by Jan Ward, 123 pp, £11.00 [add £4.00 p&p]

The History of Harestone Valley, by Raymond Howgego, 71 pp, £6.00 [add £2.00 p&p]. This book has recently been reprinted, so copies are once again available.

The Rectors of Coulsdon Surrey, by Daphne Palmer, 145 pp, £12.00 [add £4.00 p&p]

History of Warlingham and Chelsham, by Robert Warner & Gwyneth Fookes, 187 pp, £15.00 [add £4.00 p&p]

Sanderstead Servicemen and Civilians, by Brian Roote, 106pp, £5.00 [add £2.00 p&p]

Books about the Bourne Society Area

A Tour of the Windmills & Watermills around East Surrey, by Gwyneth Fookes£2.50 [add £2.00 p&p]

Caterham Valley Shops I, by Margaret Duck, £10 [add £4.00 p&p]

Caterham Valley Shops II, by Margaret Duck, £10 [add £4.00 p&p]

East Surrey Manors, by Mary Saaler, £1.50 [add £2.00 p&p]

Electricity Supply in Caterham & District, by John Pipe, £6.00 [add £2.00 p&p]

Guide to Local Antiquities, prepared by Michael Farley [1972]. Notes by Mary Saaler. £1.00 [add £2.000 p&p]

History & Development of Purley, by Rev R E Resker, £5.00 [add £2.00 p&p]

If Stones Could Speak – History from Sanderstead Churchyard, by Joy Gadsby, illustrated, £7.00 [add £4.00 p&p]

Robert Lowe & Sherbrooke, by Ruth Sear, £3.00 [add £2.00 p&p] Printed to order.

The ‘Big Houses’ of Victorian Caterham, by Gwyneth Fookes, 215pp illustrated, £12.00 [add £4.00 p&p]

The Soldiers of Caterham, by Peter Saaler, 119pp illustrated, £6.00 [add £2.00 p&p]

The Surrey Hills, A Guide to the Caterham Railway & Its Vicinity, £3.00 [add £2.00 p&p]

Villagers—Five Shillings, by Harley Sherlock, £3.00 [add £2.00 p&p]

William Garland Soper  – Father of Modern Caterham, Edited by Gwyneth Fookes, £7.00 [add £4.00 p&p]


Index to Local History Records 1962-2006 & Bulletins 1956-2005, compiled by T. D. K. Pearce, 335 pp, £6.00 [add £4.00 p&p]

Index to Local History Records 2006-Autumn 2020, compiled by Raymond Howgego, 77 pp, £2.50 [add £2.00 p&p] Printed to order. This index is routinely updated to the latest issue of Local History Records.

Local History Records

The Society publishes a journal known as Local History Records, which is sent free of charge to all members three times per year. Details of the latest edition and other recent editions can be found on the Local History Records page. Comprehensive indexes to all volumes are available on this website.


See the Postcards Page for details of the postcards available.

Bourne Area Maps, Guided Walks and Information Sheets

The Society has over the years published a large number of historical maps, information maps, information sheets, and guided walk sheets. Some of these are still available for purchase, but nearly all will be found on this website for free download. See the Bourne Society Maps and Landscape Walks pages.