6th July: Seeking Surrey Ancestors? Free Event

June 28, 201310:43 amLeave a Comment

Did you know Surrey parish records are now online at Did you know you can access these records free at Surrey History Centre and at Surrey Libraries? Want to know more? Come along to the Surrey Parish Records Launch Event at Surrey History Centre on Saturday 6 July. Attend presentations by the Ancestry team […]

Vote Now: Dorking Museum is in the Final 5 for the Museums & Heritage 2013 Cultural Pros pick for the most inspiring museum/heritage centre.

March 22, 201311:47 amLeave a Comment

This year Dorking museum has reopened for business after a long period of refurbishment and many, many months of incredibly hard work by this entirely volunteer-run museum team. If you can take a minute to give them your vote, it would be a very welcome gesture of support. Click here to read more about the […]

Flavours of Surrey – Events Listing

March 21, 20138:36 amLeave a Comment

Surrey Heritage, Surrey Libraries and Surrey’s Adult and Community Learning service are collaborating on a series of events in 2013. Under the banner “Flavours of Surrey” these events celebrate Surrey’s food heritage from the distant past to the modern day. Looking at, for example, the way food production has changed over the centuries, how some foods […]

New Surrey Railway Archive DVD launch, Woking 1967 RWBR003

20th April: New Surrey Railway Archive DVD launch – Free Event

March 14, 20131:36 pmLeave a Comment

Join us for a fantastic railway-themed event to launch the brand new ‘Surrey Railway Archive’ DVD produced by railway DVD experts SVS Film, in conjunction with Surrey History Centre. The DVD features a compilation of rare film footage and photographs tracing the railway network in Surrey from both private collections and the Surrey History Centre […]

March 26th to April 27th: display – Polish exiles in Surrey after World War Two

March 11, 20131:40 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey History Centre will be hosting a free display dedicated to the displaced Polish Allied Forces and their families, who settled in Surrey after the Second World War. The Polish service personnel had fought for the Allies under British operational command, but at the end of hostilities there was to be no return to a […]

New Archive – 19th Century Surrey church illustrations

March 11, 201311:31 amLeave a Comment

Surrey History Centre recently acquired two wonderful albums of 19th century illustrations of Surrey churches and chapels (collection ref. 9043), previously deposited with Guildford Museum by the Guildford Diocesan Advisory Committee in 1957. The provenance of these albums is unknown, but they may well have been commissioned by the Diocese of Winchester for its own […]

March 21st: talk – County of Kings: Surrey as Royal playground 1450-1650

March 8, 20131:14 pmLeave a Comment

A talk by Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage and author of The Royal Palaces of Tudor England. Thursday 21 March 2013 at 7.30pm at Surrey History Centre Read about Simon’s conversation with Samantha Laurie in which he talks all about this upcoming event and why he believes conservation is about the future not just […]

Inventing the Medical Portrait: Patients’ Portraits from Holloway Sanatorium in Surrey, 1885-1910: Talk 9 March

February 20, 201312:59 pmLeave a Comment

A talk by Professor Susan Sidlauskas Professor of Art History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Saturday 9 March 2013 at 2.30pm at Surrey History Centre This talk will explore the haunting and poignant photographic portraits that survive in the medical casebooks of Holloway Sanatorium, Egham, held by Surrey History Centre and the […]

March14th: talk – Godalming in The Civil War

February 19, 201311:20 amLeave a Comment

An illustrated lecture entitled “Godalming in the Civil War” will take place at The Octagon, Godalming Parish Church at 7.30 for 8pm on Thursday 14th March. Hugh Gammell has taught History at Charterhouse since 1978, and is now the Admissions Registrar. He has always had a particular interest in the Civil War period, which he […]

Surrey History Centre Indexes Free On-line

February 15, 20133:23 pmLeave a Comment

If you’re trying to find a Surrey ancestor, the Surrey History Centre’s free Online Indexes are now searchable through the Exploring Surrey’s Past website. Click here to go to the search page. Simply check the ‘Surrey History Centre Indexes’ box and enter a name or phrase in the ‘Title, Descriptions’ box. This will produce a […]