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Photographic exhibition celebrating the work of the Victorian Society

January 7, 20145:35 pmLeave a Comment

Exhibition opens: 7 January 2014 Saving a Century shows the Victorian Society’s most remarkable campaigns, among them the battles for Liverpool’s Albert Dock, St Pancras station, the Foreign Office and the much-regretted Euston Arch. The exhibition’s curator is leading architectural historian, Gavin Stamp. Using archive photographs and material from throughout the Victorian Society’s fifty years […]

Holocaust Memorial Day: Surrey as a place of refuge

January 3, 20142:15 pmLeave a Comment

On 27 January, Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, through Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides. In January, we also remember those who were able to escape oppression and make a new life for themselves in this country. Some of the refugees who came to Britain found shelter in […]

January 25th – Quarter Sessions and Assize Records

January 2, 20145:29 pmLeave a Comment

A Saturday workshop with Dr Catherine Ferguson Presented by Surrey Local History Committee. The Tudors transformed Justices of the Peace from simple law enforcers to key administrators of local government. Together with the Assize records the documents reveal a wealth of local information from murder, theft and rape to bridge repairs and religious reform.  This […]

Surrey Heritage pre-1801 library holdings searchable on British Library catalogue

December 23, 20134:24 pmLeave a Comment

The Local Studies Library at Surrey Heritage has many rare and interesting books and pamphlets, all of which appear on the Surrey Libraries Catalogue. In 2013 these pre-1801 library holdings were added to the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) hosted by The British Library. This specialist catalogue covers early English language printed books, pamphlets and […]

NEW: Surrey Electoral Registers 1918-1945 Online

December 13, 20138:00 amLeave a Comment

Over 10 million Surrey Electoral Register entries can now be searched online on the family history website Ancestry.co.uk.  Beginning in 1918, when women were first given the vote, they are a crucial source for family historians trying to find where their interwar ancestors lived. You can search for your Surrey ancestors on Ancestry free of […]

To Journey’s End and Beyond: the Life and Legacy of R C Sherriff

December 5, 20133:30 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey History Centre has won a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £56,900 to commemorate the First World War’s greatest playwright. The First World War commemoration project entitled To Journey’s End and Beyond: the Life and Legacy of R C Sherriff will focus on Sherriff’s great play ‘Journey’s End’, set in a British dugout on the […]

7th to 10th May 2014: First World War Battlefield Tour

December 5, 20133:20 pmLeave a Comment

Friends of Surrey Infantry Museum have organised a Battlefield Tour between 7th and 10th May 2014. This tour is to commemorate the sacrifice made by the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Queen’s Royal (Royal West Surrey) Regt. and the 1st Battalion of the East Surrey Regt from August until December 1914 starting with the […]

Job Opportunity: Surrey Heritage IT Apprentice

November 11, 201311:03 amLeave a Comment

The Surrey Heritage IT Apprentice will work on the Exploring Surrey’s Past website. This is a flagship website for Surrey’s heritage service and for the wider heritage community. The website offers a range of accessible pages on Surrey’s People, Places and Times, using material from various collections. In addition users can search the collections of […]

2 December 2013 – World Kindertransport Day

November 8, 201312:04 pmLeave a Comment

On 2 December 2013, commemorate World Kindertransport Day, the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Kindertransports to Britain. Click here to find out more about Surrey’s involvement with the Kindertransport.

30 November – Talk: Richard III in Surrey: A Drama in Four Acts

October 30, 201312:36 pmLeave a Comment

A talk by Mike Page, Heritage Stewardship and Preservation Manager at Surrey History Centre England’s most controversial king is not normally associated with Surrey. This talk explores how the dramatic events of his reign affected the county and its leaders, drawing on Surrey’s experiences to shed light on the reasons for his downfall. 2:30pm – […]