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The tables below list our publications, to see a picture of the cover of a book and a short abstract please click on the book title below.

Details on how to purchase our books are at the bottom of the page.

   Table 1 - F&DMS Publications
  Title Author / Editor Publish Date Pages Price Abstract
1  A Rose in Picardy  Gwen Ware  1984  43pp  £1.50  The diaries of a Farnham nurse in France 1916-1918
2 Farnham in the Civil War and the Commonwealth
 Laurence Spring and Derek Hall 2002
£5.00  A historical review 1642-1649
A Childhood on Hungry Hill Jean Cole
 55pp  £5.00 A personal reminiscence of life in Upper Hale, Farnham.
4  Five Farnham Houses  Pat Heather  2007  97pp £13.00 The story of their land, buildings, and people. Chapters on Ivy House, Weybourne House, The Grange, Moor Park, and 30-31 Church Lane.. 
5 Andrew Windsor’s Almshouses Pat Heather
 108pp £13.00  A history of the almshouses in Castle Street, “Erected in 1620 for the Habitation and Relief of Eight Poor Honest and Impotent Persons”, and still run by their founder’s charitable trust.
6 A History of Farnham Park Pat Heather
 2009 120pp
£15.00  Enclosed as a deer park in 1374 for the bishops of Winchester, the 300-acre park today is managed by Waverley Borough Council for the recreation of the people of Farnham.
7 Death in Victorian Farnham Brigid Fice  2010  160pp £18.00  An investigation into mortality and life expectancy in the mid-19th century.
8 Father Robo’s Farnham Rosemary Wisbey
 July 2010  68pp £10.00  The story of the author of the book “Medieval Farnham”.
9 A Question of Faith Pat Heather
 October 2010  126pp £15.00  A history of religious dissent in Farnham from the 15th century.
10 Farnham – A Memoir of the Artist Marshall Barnes Anne Pullinger & Peter Minett  April 2013  27pp £5.00 A new presentation of drawings and text by Marshall Barnes which offers a memoir of the artist, who is still little known in Farnham.
St Polycarp’s Catholic School - 
The Bear Lane Years 1891 -1962
Tricia Knight  October 2013 70pp £10.00 The story of the first Catholic school in Farnham
Surrounded by Hops
Cathie Fitzgerald  September 2014 183pp £17.00 The Knight family of Farnham - The definitive history of a family that has had a huge effect on town life over generations.
Old Julius
John Birch and Roy Waight  June 2015 166pp £17.00 The Rev. Henry Richard Julius, his Background, Life, and Achievements in Wrecclesham and Rowledge"

Hop Growing and its Decline in the Parish of Farnham

Valerie D. O’Rourke  September 2015 62pp £6.00 The work was researched for a thesis during the 1970s, and is reprinted in this publication with period illustrations. A new post-script has been added to cover the recent revival of hop growing in Farnham.

Women in Farnham & its villages 1200 - 1900

Pat Heather  January 2017 222pp £10.00 The lives of women in Farnham and its surrounding villages is analysed against the background of their role in the community and society over six centuries.

Alice Holt

Roy Waight  January 2018 160pp £14.99 The first overview of the history of Alice Holt in a single volume.

The Town of Farnham

Pat Heather  October 2019     The four volumes reflect the historic administration divisions of the town and the area around it, each volume a stand-alone history of that part of the town.

The Reformation and its Effects on Farnham

Christopher Herbert  February 2020 216pp £10 The book tells of the break of the church and state  in England from Rome, and the establishment of the Church of England with the monarch as its Head.



   Table 2 - Museum/F&DMS Publications

  Title Author / Editor Publish Date Pages Price Abstract
A  John Verney - A Retrospective Liz May  October 2013    £6  An illustrated catalogue of the paintings and painted furniture by John Verney used in the Museum exhibition




All titles are on sale at the Museum of Farnham in West Street. A selection are also available from the Rural Life Centre and Waterstones bookshop.


Books in table 1 are also available by post from


Please add £2.00 for p&p on each.  Cheques should be made payable to ‘Farnham & District Museum Society’.