October is Black History Month!

September 30, 201711:51 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey Heritage continues to mark this annual international awareness campaign but ensures that Black History is present all year round through online guides, reading lists, and library and archive collections. Read more amazing stories about the history of Surrey’s Black community and discover our Black History online research resources at Colonial slavery shaped modern […]

Surrey Heritage Showcase 2017

September 20, 20173:41 pmLeave a Comment

Discover history on your doorstep 10.30am – 2.30pm Saturday 14 October 2017 Cranleigh Arts Centre 1 High Street, Cranleigh, GU6 8AS The Surrey Heritage Showcase is back! The year’s event will focus on Cranleigh and Ewhurst. This will be our sixth Heritage Showcase in the county which is a unique event that brings together not […]

Front cover of Ethel Smyth's composition The March of the Women, dedicated to the Women's Social and Political Union, 1911 (SHC Ref. 9180/5)

The March begins!

September 5, 201710:31 amLeave a Comment

Welcome to the first of many blogs for our new project The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote. Kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project will celebrate the centenary of the 1918 Act of Parliament which gave the vote to women over the age of 30. The project will focus […]

Let’s Talk Family History!

August 25, 20178:23 amLeave a Comment

I’m really enjoying the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? and I’m thrilled that the television series won a British Academy of Film and Television Award (BAFTA) for the Features category. Although it has been nominated a few times, this was the first time it has won and I’m absolutely delighted. The […]

Land of My Fathers!

August 10, 20174:36 pmLeave a Comment

I’m just off to Wales for a short break and possibly a bit of research.  Sadly I’m not blessed with Welsh ancestors but growing up in Wales means that I have developed a real fascination with Welsh ancestry and have enjoyed helping my friends search for their forebears. Many people are a bit daunted by […]

Surrey Museums i-spy Challenge!

August 4, 201710:18 amLeave a Comment

If you are looking for great days out with your family, then why not visit one of Surrey’s fantastic museums or galleries and get involved with hands-on workshops, activities or events. The challenge runs every year from April to September, always with a different trail theme. This year is all about Surrey Super Women, celebrating just some of the many women who have […]

Seeking Surrey Ancestors! New Blog

July 27, 20179:49 amLeave a Comment

Hello, and welcome to the Seeking Surrey Ancestors Family History Blog. My name is Jane Lewis and I am a qualified genealogist working at Surrey History Centre, the county archive and local studies library for Surrey. With thousands of enquiries and visitors every year, we can advise and assist with all aspects of family history […]

The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the vote!

June 9, 201710:01 amLeave a Comment

Surrey Heritage is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of almost £100,000 for a project to commemorate Surrey’s role in the fight for women’s right to vote! The project, called ‘The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote’ will culminate next year to mark the centenary […]

Surrey Museums Month 2017

March 7, 20173:26 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey Women Each April, the Surrey Museums Partnership works with 43 of Surrey’s museums and galleries to celebrate the hidden history of our county. The theme for Surrey Museums Month 2017 is ‘Surrey Women’. You will discover events, exhibitions and activities related to Surrey Women from April and throughout the year – as well as […]

February is LGBT+ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans +) History Month 2017

January 27, 20175:05 pmLeave a Comment

LGBT+ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans +) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. The theme for LGBT+ History Month 2017 is Citizenship, PSHE and Law, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. You can […]