The following publications have been published by EFFRA.
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)
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).
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 book is a new and improved edition of the short book written by local Effingham historian Vivien White titled: Sir Barnes Wallis (1887 to 1979) A Commemoration of his Life and Career, which was published in 2019. The original book was written at the request of Sir Barnes’ daughter, Elisabeth Gaunt, with the support of other members of Sir Barnes’ family, for an exhibition held on Heritage Open Day in September 2019 at the Little Bookham Tithe Barn. The exhibition commemorated the life and career of Effingham resident and renowned engineer and inventor, Sir Barnes Wallis, 40 years after his death. It included information on his life supplied by his family together with family photographs of him that have not been previously published. Following the success of the book and the sale of all copies a new edition in a more permanent book form has been published in May 2023 to mark the 80th anniversary of Operation Chastise/the Dambusters’ Raid for which Sir Barnes is famous. The title indicates that he was important for many other inventions. The new edition has a new Foreword by Elisabeth Gaunt.
The book measures 25.5cm x 19cm. It has 36 pages excluding the cover, 34 of which include photographs.
The book is on sale at Brooklands Museum where a new exhibition on Sir Barnes called Inventing the Future: The Innovations of Sir Barnes Wallis is being held to mark the 80th anniversary of Operation Chastise. Sir Barnes used to work on the site and Brooklands Museum has many important artefacts relating to his career.
The book is also available to purchase for £8 at Parker and Son, 2 The Laurels, The Street, Effingham KT24 5LH.
Individual copies of the book can also be obtained by sending your name and address, along with a cheque for £11.35 which includes postage (signed delivery) and packing made out to “The Effingham Residents Association” endorsed on the back: Not Just Bouncing Bombs! to:
King George V Hall,
Leatherhead KT24 5ND.
Please allow 30 days for receipt and include a telephone number for any queries.