26th June : Talk – Polish Refugees in Post-War Surrey

May 2, 201412:52 pmLeave a Comment

The story of the Polish wartime displaced community at Tweedsmuir Camp by Wies Rogalski Thursday 26th June 2014 at 7.30pm Born in Guildford to Polish parents, Wies Rogalski (right), spent the first six years of his life in Tweedsmuir Polish Resettlement Camp, near Thursley.  This talk is an illustrated presentation about his life there and […]

Family History Course 29 April to 30 June

May 1, 20142:52 pmLeave a Comment

Introducing a complete family history course, run by professional genealogists and archivists, at Surrey History Centre. Take the opportunity to explore the methods and techniques used by experienced genealogists to enhance your family history research. You’ll not only learn many ‘tips of the trade’ but also experience handling original historical documents, navigate online resources and, […]

Woking Palace and its Park – Talks

May 1, 20142:24 pmLeave a Comment

The Friends of Woking Palace are delighted to announce details of the Woking Palace and its Park talk programme for this Spring/Summer. The talks are varied, and will celebrate the Tudor period and archaeology as part of the Woking Palace and its Park, a 3-year Heritage Lottery Funded community-based project, led by the Friends of […]

14th May : Launch Event – The History of Disability in Surrey

April 30, 201412:19 pmLeave a Comment

A collection of short films documenting and inspired by stories of people and disability in Surrey from over 100 years ago. At this special launch event, staged in conjunction with the Surrey History Centre, the films will be introduced by the filmmakers themselves, members of The Freewheelers’ Media Group. The screening will be followed by […]

National Apprenticeship Week 3-7 March 2014

March 5, 20142:18 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey Heritage’s four apprentices have been celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. The scheme has given them the chance to learn new skills, be involved in a dynamic team and enjoy Surrey’s heritage in the process. The apprentices feature on the Surrey Heritage Facebook page and have been Tweeted about.

5th April: Annual Symposium – ‘Education In Surrey’

March 4, 20149:34 amLeave a Comment

LOCAL HISTORY COMMITTEE OF SURREY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BE. The Local History Committee Annual Symposium theme this year is ‘Education in Surrey’. There will be a full and varied programme with some excellent speakers which will be of great interest to local historians across the county. The cost […]

February 8th: National Libraries Day 2014

February 4, 201411:00 amLeave a Comment

To mark this year’s National Libraries Day here are some images held at Surrey History Centre showing the old Guildford Library in the High Street, c.1950s. All the above images are stamped ‘ W.Dennett, 21 Church Road, Guildford’ on the back.

February 20th to 22nd: Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

February 4, 201410:08 amLeave a Comment

It’s back! The world’s largest family history show. The annual genealogy event, sponsored by, returns to London’s Olympia. Surrey Heritage will be at Olympia again this year along with Visit Surrey and Surrey Registration Service. This year Surrey Heritage will be promoting a major Surrey-wide First World War commemoration project, exploring all aspects of […]

LGBT History Month 2014

January 10, 20144:49 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. This year Surrey Heritage has teamed up with Surrey Libraries […]

Surrey Heritage wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for major countywide First World War commemoration project.

January 9, 20149:00 amLeave a Comment

Surrey Heritage is delighted to announce that it has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its ambitious project ‘A County Remembers: Surrey in the Great War‘. 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 […]