Holocaust Memorial Day 2019: “Torn From Home”

January 1, 20199:00 amLeave a Comment

Stoatley Rough School Imagine leaving your home for a new country to live with strangers and never knowing if you would see your family again.  For many children and young people sent away to escape Nazi persecution In the 1930s and 1940s, Britain became their new home.  Here they were cared for in homes, hostels […]

Consultation on Heritage Services

November 1, 20182:44 pmLeave a Comment

This week Surrey County Council has launched five consultations on a range of services. The Council wishes to hear the views of as many residents, partners, voluntary and community groups as possible by Friday 4 January 2019 to help it to shape those services for the future and set a sustainable budget. The consultations cover: […]

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October 2, 20181:28 pmLeave a Comment


October is Black History Month!

September 26, 20182:39 pmLeave a Comment

October is Black History Month! Surrey Heritage continues to mark this international awareness campaign which ensures that Black History is present all year round. For centuries, people have moved to Surrey from all over the UK and throughout the world. Some came as merchants or economic migrants, and some came as slaves. By whatever means […]

The March of the Women Project Community Day

September 12, 20181:10 pmLeave a Comment

Sat 24th November 2018, 10am-4pm At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND Join us for an exciting day celebrating Surrey’s suffrage connections, including: Talks Dr Elizabeth Crawford – Suffrage Art and Artists Kathy Atherton – The Money behind the Militant Movement: Emmeline and Fred Pethick-Lawrence Tessa Boase – Mrs Lemon, the […]

What’s new at Guildford Museum? ‘Our History, Our Identity’

August 15, 201811:10 amLeave a Comment

By Dajana Topczewski, Engagement Officer at Guildford Museum Last year, Guildford Museum gathered memories and stories of Guildford’s past and present during the Your Stories, Your Museum – funded by Arts Council England project. This year, we want to build on this work and reach more people. In particular, we are keen to explore the […]

Preserving the History and Heritage of Mosques in Britain

July 24, 20182:52 pmLeave a Comment

Conference at the Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking, 13 October 2018 The Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive and Shah Jahan mosque would like to invite you to attend the first ever conference to address the importance of documenting the history and heritage of mosques and their people in Britain. This unique conference takes place at the […]

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) History Month 2018

January 29, 201811:00 pmLeave a Comment

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Surrey and elsewhere. This year Surrey Heritage has again teamed up with Outline, […]

Journey’s End – the new film is here!

January 26, 20183:22 pmLeave a Comment

Popcorn and hankies at the ready, the wait is over and the new film based on RC Sherriff’s great World War One play, and subsequent novelization, Journey’s End, is here! It will be released on 2 February 2018 by Lionsgate. Throughout filming, the production company, Fluidity Films, kept Surrey History Centre up to date with […]

David Williams, Surrey Finds Liaison Officer: Obituary

January 26, 201810:53 amLeave a Comment

The following is the text of the address given at David’s funeral and subsequently published newsletter of the Society of Antiquaries. David Williams FSA died on 9 December aged 68. He was elected a Fellow of the Society in April 1998. Sally Worrell FSA has kindly written this tribute, with help from his second cousin […]