Welcome to the Oakhill Community Heritage Project website
Oakhill Community Heritage Project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to collate, preserve and share
the rich history of Oakhill, Surbiton.
The project has:
- Collected oral histories from Oakhill residents, past and current students of Hillcroft College, people who worked or were in-patients of the old Surbiton Hospital and the new Surbiton Health Centre
- Created a permanent display of Oakhill’s rich
history in the form of a timeline on the new Health Centre and Lime Tree
School site (see the Maps of Oakhill section to see where it is located)
- Created a new website for the project, where the
stories of Oakhill and the oral histories will be available for everyone
- Also - the project is looking for Oakhill Heritage Ambassadors to present Oakhill’s heritage within the local area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have any ideas of how you would like to use the project's findings.
The Oakhill Community Heritage Project is looking for volunteers to:
- Collect oral histories and make them accessible (oral history training provided by Kingston University London)
- Assist with researching the history of Oakhill
- Digitize documents and photos from the archive (and receive training in how to handle archives)
- Become Oakhill Heritage Ambassadors to use the OCHP resources with local people
a volunteer is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, build
on existing experiences and knowledge, and find out about your local
community first hand. The project will reimburse sustainable travel
expenses. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer email
email@example.com or call 020 8339 4088
You can also get involved with our Flickr group
. Become a member and share your photographs of Oakhill. Photos can be historical or new; be of locations, celebrations or people just going about their normal day-to-day. Sharing your photos with our Flickr group will add to the story of Oakhill and enable them to be enjoyed by everyone.
And if you visit the Oakhill Community Heritage Project photos on Flickr
you can see some very thoughtful, beautiful and sometimes funny images of Oakhill - feel free to add comments or any extra information you have about a picture.
Join in with the conversation - The
project has a strong emphasis on community involvement and we would like
to hear from you. Do you have stories, memories or documents about
Oakhill that you would like to share? It could be about studying at
Hillcroft College, or memories of being an in-patient or working at the
old Surbiton Hospital. Maybe you used to live in Oakhill or are a local business owner and have a story about significant or interesting events
that happened in the area. Let us know.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or add to the story of Oakhill on Facebook