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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 LGBTQ+ community. Discover more about Surrey’s LBGTQ+ Past and Present with events throughout February. Tues 2 February – Sat 27 February 2016 Edward Carpenter: A […]

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 […]

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 […]