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Panel 1: The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote

December 5, 20183:28 pmLeave a Comment

2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which first gave women of property over the age of 30 the right to vote in national elections. Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Surrey Heritage’s project ‘The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote’ sought to discover […]

The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote – online exhibition

December 5, 20183:27 pmLeave a Comment

2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which first gave women of property over the age of 30 the right to vote in national elections. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, this exhibition produced by Surrey Heritage as part of their project ‘The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to […]

A rare find from the Great War in Surrey

November 29, 20183:46 pmLeave a Comment

The Portable Antiquities Scheme doesn’t often record items from the last century, except when they turn out to be something quite special, or have considerable historic interest. One such item from Surrey which was recorded recently, is a rare example of an object which tells a story of the patriotic fervour and intense social pressures […]

From Surrey to Budapest: where volunteering has taken me!

October 30, 20185:07 pmLeave a Comment

Guest blog: Jackie Palmer, retired teacher and volunteer newspaper indexer for ‘The March of The Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote’ project On Tuesday 19th June 2018 as part of the research project entitled ‘The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote’, I was working on indexing articles about women’s suffrage from The […]

Kings, Bishops, and Robins: a tour of two Surrey castles

August 24, 20185:33 pmLeave a Comment

The following has been written by a guest blogger; Brandon Robins, the SCC Heritage Conservation Team’s admin assistant and a big fan of medieval castles. Brandon is leaving us to go to university very soon, where he will no doubt develop and deepen his interest in castles and all manner of other things to do with archaeology and history. We […]

Vive la France et le Surrey!

July 20, 20184:39 pmLeave a Comment

The Heritage Conservation Team’s wall chart for the men’s football World Cup may now be in the recycling bin, but the home country of the new world champions, France, continues to be enjoying a bit of a moment right now. It celebrated Bastille Day last weekend, and the Tour de France cycle race is currently making its way through the Alps. So, […]

Suffrage in Surrey: Mary and George Watts

April 26, 20182:17 pmLeave a Comment

Guest blog: Dr Lucy Ella Rose, Lecturer in Victorian Literature at University of Surrey The suffrage centenary this year calls for a remembrance of the founders and roots of feminism. The lives of artists Mary and George Watts coincided with the rise of the women’s movement, from its embryonic stage in the mid-nineteenth century to the […]

Sir Barnes Wallis: a Surrey Genius

April 18, 201811:45 am

Text by Marion Edwards Barnes Wallis in Surrey By the time he moved to Surrey from Howden, Yorkshire, in 1930, the first part of Barnes Wallis’ career in aviation, his design for the airship R100 (sister to the R101), was effectively over. But it was while living in Surrey at White Hill House, Effingham, that […]

RMS Titanic, sources at Surrey History Centre

April 13, 20182:53 pm

The RMS Titanic, owned by the White Star Line, was 882 feet/ 268 metres long, the largest steamship in the world. Weighing over 46,000 tonnes she took 3 years to construct in Belfast. Titanic was the grandest ship of her time, offering the ultimate in luxury to her passengers, and was thought by many to […]

Surrey women in local government 100 years later

February 19, 20184:32 pmLeave a Comment

6th February 2018 marked the centenary of the Representation of the People Act being passed which first gave women of property, over the age of 30, the right to vote in national elections. To mark this important anniversary and to launch the Vote 100 programme, Rosie, our Project Archivist was invited to the Houses of […]