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 […]

When The Cat’s Away

August 16, 20189:59 amLeave a Comment

Guest blog: Claire Parker, writer, actor, director, LynchPin Productions Theatre Company In the research for my previous play “Rotten Perfect” set in the 1890s and based on the backstage story of Ellen Terry the actress, I absorbed a lot about her family and friends of that era. The Shavians were already embracing more enlightened politics […]

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 […]

Uncovering the stories of Extraordinary Women

July 19, 201810:17 amLeave a Comment

Guest blog: Sarah Holloway, project volunteer and Operations Officer at Heritage Open Days In the past three weeks I’ve gone slightly cross-eyed at tiny newsprint, rediscovered the marvel of an ever sharp pilot pencil, and struggled to suppress both tears and squeals of joy at new discoveries in the quiet focus of Surrey History Centre’s […]

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Suffrage in Egham

July 3, 20183:01 pmLeave a Comment

Guest blog: Amy Stone, Cultural Engagement Officer (Suffrage in Egham Project), Egham Museum The ‘Suffrage in Egham’ project aimed to uncover the local impact of the suffrage movement and the affect it had on ordinary people in Egham over 100 years ago. Royal Holloway, University of London and Egham Town Team have partnered on this […]

Photograph of Harriet Costelloe, College Archivist at Royal Holloway, University of London

Women’s Suffrage and Royal Holloway College

June 5, 201812:27 pmLeave a Comment

Guest blog: Harriet Costelloe, College Archivist, Royal Holloway, University of London As a result of being an early women’s higher education college, Royal Holloway College in Egham has many illustrious female alumnae, including some who took an active role in the suffrage movement after leaving College and many who interacted with the issues surrounding women’s […]

Suffrage and the Museums

May 24, 201810:49 amLeave a Comment

Hello, Holly here, Project Officer for ‘March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote’. My background is in museums and galleries so it has made sense for me to lead on one of the integral parts of the project, the suffrage collection audit of our five partner museums. If you have been following our […]

Self-Portrait, Mary Seton Fraser Tytler [Watts], 1882 (Courtesy of Watts Gallery Trust, Watts Gallery Artists’ Village)

Suffrage in Surrey: Mary and George Watts

April 26, 20182:17 pmLeave a Comment

Guest blog: Dr Lucy Ella Rose, Lecturer in Victorian Literature at University of Surrey The suffrage centenary this year calls for a remembrance of the founders and roots of feminism. The lives of artists Mary and George Watts coincided with the rise of the women’s movement, from its embryonic stage in the mid-nineteenth century to the […]