'The town of Leatherhead and its neighbouring villages of Great and Little Bookham, Fetcham, and Ashtead lie at the top of the North Downs in the Surrey Hills. They share the River Mole with the town of Dorking and other villages to the south, together forming what is now Mole Valley District. Since 1946 the Leatherhead & District Local History Society has provided an essential point of contact for anyone fascinated by the way this little part of England has changed both in living memory and centuries past. The Society owns and manages the Leatherhead Museum of Local History, produces a quarterly newsletter, Proceedings and publications and has its own library and a large archive collection of research sources. We host talks and other events.'

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