16 November: Talk: ‘The best I ever ate’ or ‘good for nothing’?

October 29, 201310:00 amLeave a Comment

Recipes, recipe collecting and cultures of food in 18th century England How do we know what people ate (or, more exactly, what they thought they would like to eat) in past centuries? Printed and manuscript recipe collections provide a fascinating insight into culinary and dietary tastes. A talk by Dr Sara Pennell Sarah Pennel is […]

5 November – Talk: Antiquaries, Artists and Collectors: Illustrations of Surrey Collected by Robert Barclay of Bury Hill, Dorking, c.1820

October 28, 201312:10 pmLeave a Comment

A talk by Julian Pooley, Heritage Public Services Manager, following the AGM of Redhill Local History Centre. The late eighteenth century witnessed a craze among antiquaries and gentlemen collectors for collecting engravings and portraits to bind into published works of local history.  Robert Barclay’s collection of over 2000 prints, watercolours and drawings, compiled to illustrate […]

2 November – Talk: “Appearing to advantage: The art of dining in Georgian England”

October 27, 201311:48 amLeave a Comment

The Surrey Heritage Annual Lecture, by Dr Annie Gray This talk is dedicated to the food and etiquette of the Georgian dinner party. From below stairs grime, to above stairs glamour, you’ll share in agony of the housewife, and the delight of the honoured guest. Ranging from the King’s own dinners, through those of his […]

CANCELLED: 30 October – Frozen in Time: The History of Ice Cream

October 27, 201311:32 amLeave a Comment

Due to unforeseen circumstances the sessions have been cancelled. Surrey History Centre are still offering Hungry Harvest drop in family activities during our normal opening hours This is a FREE, fun, family workshop where you can learn about the history of ice cream, and you get to make your own Victorian ice cream to eat! […]

26 October – 1 November: Free Drop-in Family Activities

October 24, 201311:30 amLeave a Comment

Come along and get creative with an exciting range of harvest themed craft activities suitable for 2 – 13 year olds. At Surrey History Centre, during normal opening hours. Parents/guardians are responsible for supervising their children. This is a FREE event at Surrey History Centre . Surrey History Centre 130 Goldsworth Road Woking GU21 6ND Free […]

Surrey History Centre features in national archive campaign

October 24, 201311:29 amLeave a Comment

The National Archives has launched the ‘Explore Your Archive’ campaign, which aims to increase public awareness of the essential role of archives in society. The campaign takes place from 16 November throughout the UK and Ireland. The collection of Pte Edward Cutt, of the East Surrey Regiment, held at Surrey History Centre was selected to […]

28 October – Woking Poppy Launch

October 24, 201311:28 amLeave a Comment

Woking town centre 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal Launch. The Surrey Heritage display will be based outside the Peacocks shopping centre.

26 October – West Surrey Family History Society Family History Fair

October 24, 201311:23 amLeave a Comment

Come and meet Surrey Heritage family history experts at the West Surrey Family History Society Family History Fair. Find out how we can help you start your family tree and discover more about your ancestors. Leaflets and advice will be available on the day. FREE entry and parking 10:00am – 4:30pm Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield […]

25 October: Talk – Edward III and the Triumph of England

October 8, 20134:18 pmLeave a Comment

Guildford Castle   2.30pm [Book Tickets] £7 / £6 Concession / £5 Under 16 Treasured author and historian Richard Barber providers readers with an entirely new insight into the world of King Edward III in his new book Edward III and the Triumph of England. This striking piece goes beyond the subjects of knighthood, battle tactics and […]

19th October: Heritage Showcase 2013, Farnham, Free Event: 10.30am to 4pm

September 17, 201312:15 pmLeave a Comment

This year Surrey Heritage and a variety of partner organisations will be taking the Heritage Showcase to Farnham. The Showcase will be held at the Adult and Community Learning Centre on West Street in Farnham and will include: Illustrated talks and presentations Family history zone Archaeology and history group stands and displays ‘Ask the expert’ […]