Online Heritage Tools

Two cars driving on the left side of the road, 1920

Surrey Time Lapse

Connect Surrey Archives’ historic images to modern day locations. Divided by town centres, this tool provides a unique 'then and now' experience.
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A man using the Online Heritage Search

Heritage Search

Browse a database of more than 60,000 archival photos, maps, documents and oral histories, as well as more than 5,000 Surrey-based artifacts.
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Modern day city centre in 1949 from above

1949 Aerial Layer

See a 1949 aerial shot from anywhere in Surrey. Customize your view with various present day layers. This tool only works on desktop. 
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Extra Extra!

Each month, we will profile an archival newspaper cover. Check back regularly to see what once made the headlines.

Surrey Leader
May 17, 1962

See the Full Cover

A partial shot of the cover of the May 17, 1962 newspaper cover

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