Like all other villages, much has happened over the last thousand years.
September 1939 with the sound of the air raid warning - and the story of the young evacuees from London who arrived here began.
The estates were the main employers, mainly through farming, forestry and domestic service. The parish church and school soon followed, and by 1900 there were three watermills, a brickfield, forge, wheelwright, six pubs and ample shops to serve the community.
Estate owners, such as the Fullers and the Barclays, were great benefactors and did much for Westcott. We are fortunate that photographer Walter Rose recorded it all to leave us such vivid pictures of life at that time.
Following from this we all were treated to an enthusiastic talk on the history of the pewter by Roger Barnes of the Pewter Society.
The tankard in question had mysteriously found its way to Pennsylvania but from the Excise markings on it had clearly started its life around 1855 near Dorking.