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WW1. Surrey Remembers. Original Print Edition.

The project To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Great War, APS (Arts Partnership Surrey) has commissioned Ochre Print Studios to produce four original screen prints. In response, Ochre Print Studios invited artists from across Surrey and beyond to submit designs for consideration as an edition of 40 prints. Artists were asked to consider […]

Can you help? Surrey Firemen in the Great War

The Surrey Fire Museum Trust located at the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in Reigate are researching information on any Surrey firemen who went on to serve in the armed forces during the First World War and who were sadly ‘killed in action’ during their service. To date only 6 firemen have been identified […]

First World War – Frith Hill internment camp – image gallery

May 14, 20153:25 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey Heath Museum hold an amazing collection of paintings and drawings of the First World War Frith Hill internment camp, nearly Frimley. The German born artist, George Kenner, had lived and worked in Britain before the outbreak of war in August 1914. Along with many other alien civilians, he was arrested under the Alien Restriction […]

Fire at Clandon Park – Surrey Infantry Museum" href="https://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/fire/">Fire at Clandon Park – Surrey Infantry Museum

May 9, 20158:03 pmLeave a Comment

“From the images of the fire yesterday the damage was clearly widespread and news agencies are saying that one wing of the building is completely destroyed. I am sure that we all extend our sympathy and best wishes to all of the staff. Thank heavens they are safe and all accounted for.” Barrie Higham, Heritage […]

Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers Project Newsletter – May 2015

Welcome to the very first newsletter for this exciting Surrey Heritage project. It may seem that all has gone quiet since the announcement of our HLF funding success back in January, but we have been very busy behind the scenes setting everything in place for the project to get into full swing very soon. To […]

One Hundred Year Old Photograph Reunites Family

May 8, 201511:23 amLeave a Comment

William Edward Medhurst was a 1st class Petty Officer on HMS Cornwallis during the First World War. A few weeks short of his 40th birthday, on April 25th 1915, he was shot and killed whilst rowing soldiers across to V Beach on Cape Helles at the start of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. His photograph was […]

National Libraries Day on the 7th February 2015,

February 5, 201511:59 pmLeave a Comment

The Cranston Library Founded by Rev Andrew Cranston (d.11 December 1708) on the 14 March 1701, the Cranston Library is the oldest public lending library in England. The library was originally intended for the clergy of the Ewell Archdeaconry. It is situated in a small chamber above the vestry in the parish church of St […]

LGBT History Month 2015

January 12, 20159:28 pmLeave a Comment

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Surrey and elsewhere. LGBT History Month celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and […]

Heritage Lottery Fund support for major Surrey-wide First World War commemoration project

Surrey Heritage, part of Surrey County Council, has been awarded £458,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its ambitious project ‘Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers’. The project is at the heart of the county’s commemoration of the First World War and the quest to understand how the war changed the face […]

Surrey Electoral Registers 1832-1945 Online

December 19, 20142:59 pmLeave a Comment

A further 4 million Surrey records online! Over 14 million Surrey Electoral Register entries from 1832 to 1945 can now be searched online on the family history website Ancestry.co.uk.  For delving back even further into your family history, you will also find 1.9 million Surrey land tax records 1780-1832. You can search for your Surrey […]