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War & Words Surrey Libraries Commemoration of the First World War 2014 – 2015

October 15, 201410:21 amLeave a Comment

Surrey Libraries along with Surrey Heritage have complied a 2014 – 2015 War and Words brochure which contains a great range of: Author Talks Exhibitions Family History Workshops Music Events Short Story Competition Click Here to Access The War & Words Brochure If the above link isn’t working please copy and paste the following into […]

Surrey History Centre features in national archive campaign

October 14, 20141:52 pmLeave a Comment

For the second year, The National Archives has launched the ‘Explore Your Archive’ campaign, which aims to increase public awareness of the essential role of archives in society. The campaign takes place from 10th-16th November throughout the UK and Ireland. The posters for the campaign are designed to inspire the public to explore the treasures […]

25th October: Heritage Showcase 2014, Chertsey, Free Event: 12pm – 4pm

August 12, 20149:10 amLeave a Comment

This year Surrey Heritage and a variety of partner organisations will be taking the Heritage Showcase to Chertsey. The Showcase will be held at the Chertsey Hall on Heriot Road in Chertsey and will include: Illustrated talks and presentations Family history zone Archaeology and local history group stands and displays ‘Ask the expert’ drop-in sessions Free children’s activities […]

2 August: Event: First World War Commemoration, Nutfield Village Hall

July 28, 20142:10 pmLeave a Comment

11:00 Doors Open 12:00 Talk by Blue Cross (Animal Charity) 13:00 Talk by East Surrey Museum 13:30 Talk by SSAFA (National Armed Forces) 14:00 Talk by Salvation Army 15:00 Talk by Cross Cockade (Aviation Society) 15:30 Talk by Royal British Legion 16:00 Choir Medley 17:00 Doors Close  Artefacts, memorabilia and informative displays will be available […]

19 July – Surrey Communities – Researching and Commemorating the Great War in Surrey

July 2, 20141:13 pmLeave a Comment

July 19 2014 1pm to 4pm An event celebrating the research being undertaken by groups and communities around Surrey into the Great War 1914-1918. Representatives from three fascinating projects will discuss their research into the stories of their communities in the Great War and how they shared their research with audiences across Surrey and beyond. […]

3 June to 2 August: Display: The Last Summer: Surrey on the Eve of the Great War

June 19, 20142:31 pmLeave a Comment

Display runs from 3 June to 2 Aug At Surrey History Centre On 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. The First World War had begun and life would never be the same again. Using archives and local studies materials from Surrey History Centre, this exhibition provides a snapshot of Surrey in the last […]

Surrey’s D-Day Connections

June 4, 20141:08 pmLeave a Comment

On 8th June 1944, two days after D-Day, the 1/5th, 1/6th and 1/7th Battalions of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment (fighting as the 131st Brigade), landed in France. After heavy fighting round Caen and Villers Bocage, they pursued the Germans to the Seine and swept across north east France. Funded by the Heritage Lottery […]

11 to 14 November: School Event: First World War Guildford Cathedral

May 20, 201410:33 amLeave a Comment

School Event: First World War We Will Remember. 11 November 2014 – 14 November 2014. 10 am – 2pm at Guildford Cathedral. Click on the image to download a pdf copy of the poster

New Online: First World War Galleries of Images

May 16, 201411:11 amLeave a Comment

During the Great War (1914 -1918) local newspapers carried stories of local men and women affected by the conflict. In the early days of the War it was not unusual to see letters from the Front appearing in print, some even hint at the horrific conditions that servicemen and women would face later in the […]

15 May: Surrey Land Tax 1780-1832 and more – Now Online

May 15, 20149:00 amLeave a Comment

Over 2 million more records can now be searched online on the family history website Ancestry.co.uk: Surrey Land Tax Returns 1780-1832; Surrey Licensed Victuallers Registers 1785-1903; and Surrey Jury-Qualified Freeholders and Copyholders Lists 1696-1824. These new record sets were all kept by Surrey’s Clerk of the Peace. At a time when political rights were far […]