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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 […]

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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 LGBTQ+ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]