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17th October: A garden for all: The success of the early garden estates for working-class Londoners

September 17, 201310:07 amLeave a Comment

A talk by Martin Stilwell MA This talk explores the London County Council’s pre-WW1 housing and the dream of giving every Londoner the chance of living in a house with a garden. The early LCC garden estates were the benchmark that other developers followed. The gardens gave Londoners an opportunity to grow their own flowers […]

10th October: Talk – Private Minds, Public Collections

September 17, 20139:57 amLeave a Comment

This talk, by Julian Pooley, Heritage Public Services Manager, on World Mental Health Day 2013, focuses on the work of rescuing the records of Surrey’s former mental hospitals, making them accessible to family historians and using them in oral history projects with former patients and staff. 12:00pm – 13:00pm at St Barnabas church, Temple Road, […]

8th October – 1st November: Marguerite Howarth, 1908-2001, artist of Surrey – Display

September 15, 201311:23 amLeave a Comment

A display of copy pen and ink illustrations of Surrey, especially of the Woking area, by artist Marguerite Howarth, former president of Woking Society of Arts and member of Guildford Art Society. Amongst other work, Marguerite produced fine architectural sketches of local buildings.  Some were produced for the Woking Review, a selection being made into […]

6th October: Woking Palace Open Day

September 15, 201311:07 amLeave a Comment

Come and see what new discoveries have been made from this year’s excavations. Local people have been helping archaeologists excavated this important site, and this open day is a unique opportunity to see the trenches before they are backfilled. There will be tours of the site and excavation areas. There will also be stalls from […]

3rd October: National Poetry Day – What’s at Surrey History Centre?

September 15, 201311:01 amLeave a Comment

Surrey History Centre would like to highlight the poetry in our library collection. Two examples in our varied collection are eighteenth century epic  poems with local themes; the anonymous Bagshot  Battle (1792)  and Rev Stephen Duck’s Caesar’s Camp or St George’s Hill (1755). Bagshot Battle is a humorous poem about the 1792 Great Military Camp […]

5th and 6th October: Surrey Hills Wood Fair

September 15, 20138:20 amLeave a Comment

Visit our Surrey Heritage stall, where staff will be happy to chat and answer any questions. A great day out for all the family, with a whole host of activities for all ages! At Birtley Estate, Birtley House, Bramley, GU5 0LB 10am – 5pm Adults £7.50. Under 12s go FREE!

29 September: Hampshire Family History Fair

September 15, 20138:15 amLeave a Comment

Visit the Surrey Heritage stall where staff will be on hand and will be happy to give advice or answer any questions. The fair will include guest speakers, Hampshire Genealogy Society Bookstall, Research Aids, Indexes and Help Desk, other Family History Societies, Genealogy Suppliers, New and Second Hand Books, Postcards and much more! Light refreshments […]

25 September: Talk – Beginning your family history

September 15, 20138:05 amLeave a Comment

This talk, by Surrey Heritage’s professional genealogist Jane Lewis, is aimed to take you step by step through the basics of family history, where to start, what to do and most important, how you can get help and advice. It will also include lots of time (and money) saving tips, and outlines some of the […]

18 September – 4 October: Woking Palace Excavations

September 15, 20138:00 amLeave a Comment

Excludes Mondays and Tuesdays Friends of Woking Palace and archaeologists from the Surrey County Archaeological Unit will be returning to Woking Palace for a fifth season of excavations as part of the Woking Palace & its park Project. What you can do to get involved: •    Dig for a day •    Finds for a day […]

14 and 15 September: Relative Connections: Sources for Surrey Family History

September 4, 20132:29 pmLeave a Comment

For Heritage Open Day Weekend This display draws on the rich archive and local studies collections at Surrey History Centre to explore parish registers, census returns, poor law and workhouse records as well as family papers to show how we can uncover our family’s past. 10am to 6pm at Leatherhead Institute, 67 High St, Leatherhead […]