About This Site

The Epsom and Ewell History Explorer (EEHE) was set up and is run by volunteers. Many, but not all, of our volunteers are also volunteers with the Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Centre. We naturally work closely with the History Centre and they have made available many of their family history records.

This site brings together articles covering the local history of the area. The articles may have been inspired by many things including specific suggestions, memories, printed works and of course the internet. We try to ensure that the information is accurate, although this cannot be guaranteed. If you can add to or correct any of the information, please let us know by sending an email to the webmaster @ epsomandewellhistoryexplorer. org. uk (Important: Please remove all spaces from the email address) or in writing to

Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Centre (Website)
Ewell library
Bourne Hall
Spring Street
KT17 1UF


On a personal level the webmaster and the rest of the website team all suffer with unwanted emails and strongly object to anybody misusing our personal information, so we take great care to respect the personal information of others.

Please be aware that many of our pages have links to, or content from, external sites that are not operated by us. We have no control over the content and practices of these sites, so cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

What information is being collected? The vast majority of the information being collected is on the local history of Epsom and Ewell and the area immediately surrounding the borough. This includes the family history of people connected with the area, which may well extend to other areas.

Who is collecting it? The webmaster and the website support team. Information has also been supplied by the Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Centre and similar organisations, mainly within Surrey, who hold publicly accessible materials/information on aspects of local and family history.

How is it collected? We do NOT use cookies etc. to collect any personal information about visitors to the website. Our information mainly comes from public domain sources, including websites, archives, books, newspapers and family history resources. We also receive material/information from individuals (for example, from descendants of deceased persons who will be or have been featured on our website).

Why is it being collected? To record and promote the local history of Epsom and Ewell and to assist family history researchers.

How will it be used? To record and promote the local history of Epsom and Ewell and to assist family history researchers.

Who will it be shared with? Information on the website is freely available to all. We only include an individual's contact details on the website when specifically asked to do so. However, please understand that, if you contact the webmaster, your contact details and correspondence may be shared within the website team; they may also be shared with other relevant individuals or organisations so that we, or they, can best answer your enquiry in a timely manner, but only for that purpose. We may also store your details so that we can contact you with relevant follow-up information.

What will be the effect of this on the individuals concerned? The vast majority of people mentioned on the website will be dead, so cannot be concerned. If a living person is mentioned then they have either supplied and/or given permission for the information to be used or the information has been gathered from public domain sources. In either case the effect on the individual, if any, will be minimal. The feedback we have received to date has been overwhelmingly positive.

Is the intended use likely to cause individuals to object or complain? Certainly not. We take our responsibilities very seriously and, in the rare instance where an individual might feel they have legitimate cause for objection or complaint, we will take appropriate action.

If you object to your name and details appearing on the website please contact the webmaster with details of your objection so that the appropriate action can be taken.

We welcome suggestions as to additional local topics to include. Also, if you would like to add an article to the site, please send a copy to the above address together with any images. If you are unable to provide scanned images, please send a hard copy. We promise to scan them in and return them as quickly as possible. EEHE reserves the right to exercise full editorial control over the content of this site.

The Web Master gets many enquiries each day and is unable to undertake research into family history or topics of limited interest, for example the previous occupants of a home with no known celebrity connection. In these cases we ask that you contact the Epsom & Ewell Local & Family History Centre directly and their volunteers will do their best to answer your enquiry.

We have tried to make this site fully accessible to people using special reading equipment or software. The website is best viewed full screen on monitors with a screen resolution of 1024×768 pixels and medium text size. If you should experience any problems using this site, please let us know.

This is a non-commercial site, independent of any political affiliation and is intended for educational purposes. Every effort has been made to ensure that we have obtained permission from the copyright holder to publish the items on this site. Further reproduction of the material should not be undertaken without consulting the Webmaster.

We hope that you enjoy this free to use and independent web site. We do not receive any central or local government funding. Currently our internet costs are covered by a small grant from the EELFHC in return for hosting their records. The best way to support us is to support them so if you would like to make a donation then please use the button below. This will enable them to continue their research into local history and transcribing further family history records which will appear on this website.

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