The archives, held in the Heritage Room, are managed by the Archive Group and include information on the history of St Michael’s Church, the Napoleonic defences, the racecourse and golf course and information on many local families and events that have happened in the village.

There is a vast photographic archive, much of which can be searched on computer. Transcriptions of St Michael’s parish records are also searchable.

Enquiries are welcome and help is available on open days, to assist in finding information not only on Galleywood war casualties but also brief items of local history, to illustrate the contents of our archives. To download a programme of displays, click - July-December 2019

Please note that Walk & Talk events, booked by groups to learn about the Common, are also available to individuals who would like to join these groups. 

If anyone is interested in joining one of these groups, please contact Phil Walters on 01245 473191 or


The Heritage Room is open to visitors on Tuesdays 1.30 - 3.30pm and on Sundays for special events or by prior appointment. Contact Wendy at for further details.


For further reading -  Glimpses of Galleywood by Muriel Sanders - Second Edition 1993 - Published by Galleywood Parish Council