Laleham Heritage Centre holds a wealth of documents, maps, photographs, books and artefacts relating to Laleham and the surrounding area. The archive was built primarily on the 'Sanctuary collection'; the papers collected by local residents John and Maisie Sanctuary and donated to the village by Maisie after John's death. Over the years the collection has significantly increased through the generous donations of local people.
The Heritage Centre and All Saints Parish Office share a building on The Broadway. The original conversion of the council owned building in 1996, and the recent refurbishment, were both funded by the Parochial Church Council, after an earlier scheme to create a Heritage Centre and Information Centre had to be abandoned through lack of funds. The Parochial Parish Council holds the lease, which permits the residents association to use part of the premises as a Heritage Centre, Information Centre and Museum.
The Heritage Centre is managed by Laleham Residents Association.
From its inception, the collection was catalogued and cared for by Alan Stewart-Darling, until his death in 2015.
The current curator is Dominic O'Malley, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
or through the residents association at email@example.com
Due to the recent refurbishment of the Heritage Centre building, the collection
and displays are being temporarily stored. This has provided an opportunity
for the collection to be reviewed, checked and, where necessary, re-catalogued
before being returned to the Heritage Centre. As a result, access to some
parts of the collection is limited and the Heritage Centre isn't ready
for visits. Please check this page for updates.