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Surrey Heritage Showcase 2016

July 7, 20161:55 pmLeave a Comment

Discover history on your doorstep Saturday 8 October 2016 Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre High Street Lingfield RH7 6AB The Surrey Heritage Showcase is back! The year’s event will focus on Lingfield and the surrounding areas. This will be our fifth Heritage Showcase in the county which is a unique event that brings together not […]

Spelthorne Museum: Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2016

June 3, 20169:51 amLeave a Comment

Spelthorne Museum volunteers, based in Staines, have been recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016 The volunteers who run Spelthorne Museum have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Spelthorne Museum was founded in Staines in 1980, and since […]

National Libraries Day 2016

February 5, 20169:44 amLeave a Comment

Saturday 6 February 2016 is National Libraries Day. Surrey History Centre holds a local studies library collection as well as being a branch library and as a result has some unusual library related items. This year they’re featuring “Libraries under the hammer”. Libraries under the hammer at White and Sons, Auctioneers and Valuers of Dorking […]

LGBT History Month 2016

December 23, 201511:17 amLeave a Comment

Surrey History Centre celebrates LGBT History Month 2016 LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. Discover more about Surrey’s LBGT Past and Present with events throughout February. Tues 2 February – Sat 27 February 2016 Edward Carpenter: A Life […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

December 9, 201511:33 amLeave a Comment

Keeping the memory alive Tuesday 5 January – Saturday 30 January 2016 Free display in the foyer at Surrey History Centre during normal opening times. Each year, on 27 January, Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, through Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides. This year the display at Surrey […]

October is Black History Month!

October 1, 201512:01 amLeave a Comment

For this year’s campaign find out more about Black First World War soldier, Harold Brown, who fought with the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment at Polygon Wood in October 1917 and was later awarded a Military Medal. Read more amazing stories about the history of Surrey’s Black community and discover our Black History online research […]

Asylum: A Vision of Utopia. Exhibition at Surrey History Centre

September 2, 20152:59 pmLeave a Comment

The closure of Britain’s last Asylums in the late 1990s and early 2000s marked the end of an era in the history of medicine/psychology/psychiatry/mental health. These institutions had become notorious for ill-treatment and over-crowding, and conjuring images of ‘Bedlam’ in the popular imagination. This was a world apart from the Utopian visions with which the […]

RC Sherriff Study Day, October 24th, free tickets available now

‘To Journey’s End and Beyond’ Surrey Heritage is delighted to announce a free, full day of talks and discussion, covering every aspect of RC Sherriff’s life and career, from the trenches to the global success of ‘Journey’s End‘, and Hollywood. Sat 24th October, 9.30am-4.30pm at: Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND Tel: […]

Surrey in the Great War: Showcase Events 19th September and 7th November

One hundred years ago, Surrey was playing its part in the first global war between modern, industrial nations. It was a conflict which called for previously unthinkable sacrifices by the county’s people, young and old, rich and poor. How did Surrey respond? Surrey Heritage, through its four-year Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project Surrey in the Great […]

3rd October, Surrey Heritage Showcase, 2015, Shere

July 23, 20151:30 pmLeave a Comment

Discover history right on your doorstep The Surrey Heritage Showcase is back! This year’s event will take place on Saturday 3rd October at Shere Village Hall from 12pm – 4pm. The event will focus on Shere and surrounding area. This will be our forth Heritage Showcase in the county which is a unique event that […]