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Community Heritage Project
Maps of Oakhill
Community Health Care
The Oakhill Timeline
The First Heritage project timeline board erected in the Oakhill area.
Lime Tree Primary School
Surbiton Health Centre
Surbiton in 1747
Surbiton Hill House Bricks
1839 Tithe Map
The Gables Ground Floor
Origins of Surbiton
Surbiton started off as small roadside settlement, and its name can probably be linked to Kingston and Kingston's Royal connections.
There used to be a building called Hill House where Sessions House now stands on the corner of Ewell Road and Berrylands Road.
Surbiton Hill House
In 1826 William Walter bought 11 acres of land to the West of Ewell Road, building Surbiton Hill House on what was to be the future site of Surbiton Hospital.
Queen of the Suburbs
In the 1870s and 1880s estate agents were describing Surbiton as 'Queen of the Suburbs', reflecting its growing popularity as a place to live.
Thomas Pooley lays Surbiton's Foundations
Thomas Pooley planned the development of Surbiton following the railway coming to town.
An account of the early years of Hillcroft College by Miss Phoebe Walters
Miss Phoebe Walters, the Secretary of the National Education Committee of the YWCA in 1918 - 1919, was instrumental in the founding of the Residential College for Working Women (later known as Hillcroft College). This is her account of those early years up until 1930.
Surbiton or Kingston on Railway
Surbiton Tourist Plan (1986). Researched by James Pattle for The Surbiton Historical Society to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Surbiton Rotary Club
Pat talks about her life as a radar operator during the Second World War and as a tortoise breeder in Oakhill.
Interview with Pat Evans. Who talks about Tyneham ghost village and the different types of radar used during the Second World War. As well as Oakhill and her passion for breeding tortoises. Recorded by Laura Brown 19th June 2013. MP3 File.
Mella Trotter's baby clinic memories
Interview with Mella Trotter, who is a Surbiton resident and has done a lot of volunteering work, including for the Surbiton Baby Clinic and Red Cross. Recorded by Chris Stockbridge 24 June 2013. MP3 File.
Nancy Vlasto's Memories of Oakhill and her time in Canada
Interview with Nancy Vlasto. Who talks about her time in Oakhill and compares it to her life in inner-city London and also describes her time in Canada. Recorded by Glenis Ward 13th July. MP3 File.
Michael Wheeler discusses his time at Hillcroft as its first male Principal
Interview with Michael Wheeler. Discussing Hillcroft college and what it was like to be the first male Principal in the college's history. Recorded by Glenis Ward 11th July 2013. MP3 File.
Gillian Coppack's memories of Woodlands Junior School
Interview with Gillian Coppack, who has lived in Surbiton all her life and went to Woodlands Junior School in 1950. Recorded by Laura Brown on 29 July 2013. MP3 File.