John Owen Smith

Jo Smith: click for personal welcome Personal details

Historian, Wordsmith, Speaker, Poet, Playwright & Publisher

Contact details your comments on this site are welcome.      


Local Book sales from my own DIRECT-SALE BOOKSHOP

HEADLEY history & information Self-Publishing Flora Thompson, author of 'Lark Rise to Candleford'
Headley Theatre Club & Drama Canadians in WW2 Local Walks
The Headley Society Local churches 'Swing' Riots of 1830
Headley Village Hall Historical dates Local & other useful links

Recording Living History . . .

Who says History is dead? Scratch the surface and you will find living paths to the past.
Following these can reveal the true stories behind the old tales …
and some surprises!
Browse the site for books, plays, local history and other information …

Order Form for books is on my Direct-Sale Bookshop site

NOTE— The Sir Robert Hunter Trail has been replaced by Hindhead is Safe
This book, published in conjunction with a historical walk which I lead occasionally for the National Trust, introduces you to the scientists, writers, murderers and others who populated Hindhead in the past and is a guide to the short historical trail on Hindhead Common, a glorious expanse of National Trust property in south-west Surrey with views towards London.
You may also be interested in a related title A Balance of Trust which covers the history of the Haslemere/Hindhead area for the half-century between the arrival of the railway in 1859 and the arrival of the motor car at the start of the 20th century.

Useful links

StreetmapHistorical dates

In and around Headley

Local newspapers: Bordon or Haslemere Herald (01252 725224) e-mail - website
Bordon or Petersfield Post (01730 264811)
The Messenger (free circulation) 01428 653999 e-mail


Other Village & Local History Information

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