EFFRA publications

The following publications have been published by EFFRA.

Bishop’s Walk

First published in 2016 by EFFRA and supported by Effingham Parish Council, the Bishop’s Walk was written to document the walk between the churches of All Saints, Little Bookham and St Lawrence, Effingham which is likely to have been used by bishops in medieval times on their visitations and has been walked by bishops recently. The leaflet provides photographs and short historical descriptions of the two churches, the Effingham Methodist Chapel, The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Manor House School, Little Bookham (a former manor house) and the Little Bookham Tithe Barn, all of which generally open for Heritage Open Days. It also includes a short history of Little Bookham. It was written by local Effingham historian Vivien White M.A. (Historical Research)

The Bishop’s Walk can be found here and is also available on the Guildford Borough Council website here. It is available at properties open in Effingham and Little Bookham on Heritage Open Day.

Effingham Heritage Trail


First published in 2015 by EFFRA and supported by Effingham Parish Council, the Effingham Heritage Trail It was designed to suggest a walking route around the Conservation Area which was first designated on 23rd February 1971 by Surrey County Council. It takes in 19 of the nationally listed buildings and structures in the Conservation Area and 9 other buildings of interest, many of which are locally listed. It provides photographs and short historical descriptions of the featured buildings and structures and also includes a short history of Effingham.It was written by local Effingham historian Vivien White M.A. (Historical Research).

The Heritage Trail can be found here and is also available on the Guildford Borough Council website here. It is also available on Heritage Open Day at properties open in Effingham and Little Bookham.

Effingham Tradesmen’s Register

This leaflet gives details of 18 tradesmen covering many different trades who offer their services in Effingham and who have made a small contribution to be included in the Tradesmen’s Register which is also available on the EFFRA website here. EFFRA provides no warranty on the quality of the service provided by the tradesmen, who are used at the customer’s own risk.

The first edition of this leaflet was published in November 2019 and was delivered to over 1,000 Effingham households. It is also available from some local shops.

Tradesmen are added to the Register during the year and an up to date list is available on this website here

Sir Barnes Wallis (1887 to 1979)


This short book, written by local Effingham historian Vivien White, was published in 2019 for an exhibition held on Heritage Open Day to commemorate the life and career of Effingham resident and renowned engineer and inventor, Sir Barnes Wallis, 40 years after his death. It was written at the request of his daughter, Elisabeth Gaunt, with the support of other members of Sir Barnes’ family. It includes information on his life supplied by his family together with family photographs of him that have not been previously published.

The book is available to purchase for £5 at Parker and Son, 2 The Laurels, The Street, Effingham KT24 5LH and the Wishing Well, 7 High St, Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 4AA . It can be purchased (when open) at the Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND. It is also sold at meetings of the Leatherhead & District Local History Society.

Individual copies of the book can also be obtained by sending your name and address, along with a cheque made out to “The Effingham Residents Association” endorsed on the back “Barnes Wallis Commemorative Booklet” for £6.50 which includes postage and packing to:
EFFRA,
5 Orchard Gardens,
Effingham,
Leatherhead KT24 5NR.
Please allow 30 days for receipt and include a telephone number for any queries.