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To Journey’s End and Beyond: the Life and Legacy of R C Sherriff

December 5, 20133:30 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey History Centre has won a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £56,900 to commemorate the First World War’s greatest playwright. The First World War commemoration project entitled To Journey’s End and Beyond: the Life and Legacy of R C Sherriff will focus on Sherriff’s great play ‘Journey’s End’, set in a British dugout on the […]

7th to 10th May 2014: First World War Battlefield Tour

December 5, 20133:20 pmLeave a Comment

Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum have organised a Battlefield Tour between 7th and 10th May 2014. This tour is to commemorate the sacrifice made by the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Queen’s Royal (Royal West Surrey) Regt. and the 1st Battalion of the East Surrey Regt from August until December 1914 starting with the […]

Job Opportunity: Surrey Heritage IT Apprentice

November 11, 201311:03 amLeave a Comment

The Surrey Heritage IT Apprentice will work on the Exploring Surrey’s Past website. This is a flagship website for Surrey’s heritage service and for the wider heritage community. The website offers a range of accessible pages on Surrey’s People, Places and Times, using material from various collections. In addition users can search the collections of […]

2 December 2013 – World Kindertransport Day

November 8, 201312:04 pmLeave a Comment

On 2 December 2013, commemorate World Kindertransport Day, the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Kindertransports to Britain. Click here to find out more about Surrey’s involvement with the Kindertransport.

30 November – Talk: Richard III in Surrey: A Drama in Four Acts

October 30, 201312:36 pmLeave a Comment

A talk by Mike Page, Heritage Stewardship and Preservation Manager at Surrey History Centre England’s most controversial king is not normally associated with Surrey. This talk explores how the dramatic events of his reign affected the county and its leaders, drawing on Surrey’s experiences to shed light on the reasons for his downfall. 2:30pm – […]

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 […]