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Surrey Heritage Video and Podcast Gallery

May 27, 20203:54 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey Heritage has produced videos on a range of subjects, all available on YouTube. Click on the links below to view the videos. Jump to: Surrey Heritage Anniversary Videos Family History Videos Black History Videos LGBTQ+ History Videos Gypsy Romany Traveller Videos First World War Videos Second World War Videos Refugee Videos Sport Videos Talks […]

Stay Home, Save Lives, and discover more about the historic landscapes of Surrey

April 21, 202011:54 amLeave a Comment

In common with all non-essential workers, HER team members are now working from home or, in the case of one of the HER Assistants, in a redeployed role as part of Surrey County Council’s frontline response efforts to the Coronavirus outbreak (for further information and advice please see the dedicated pages on the Surrey County […]

A Few Famous and Interesting People in Victorian Surrey

April 8, 20209:58 am

Isabella Beeton grew up and married in Epsom. Mrs Beeton was famous for her book on how to run a Victorian household called ‘The Book of Household Management’ which was published in 1861. Lucy Broadwood, born on 9th August 1858 into the famous family of piano manufacturers, was a passionate collector of folk-songs and one […]

Findmypast for Surrey Residents

April 2, 20203:56 pmLeave a Comment

Important notice for Surrey residents. Family history website Findmypast is offering limited free access to its digitised records to Surrey residents confined to barracks so they can continue (or indeed begin) to explore their family’s history from home. Please note that the number of records that can be downloaded through this means is subject to […]

Re-opening of Surrey History Centre

March 19, 20206:30 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey History Centre will be opening its doors once again on 21st July 2020 to researchers wishing to access its unique archive and local studies collections. Please check the Surrey History Centre website (https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyhistorycentre). For further information and updates see: Visiting Surrey History Centre and Surrey History Centre Opening Hours We are still asking people […]

Surrey Women in ‘The Gentleman’s Magazine

March 6, 20202:51 pmLeave a Comment

With a name like ‘The Gentleman’s Magazine’ you’d be forgiven for thinking that this publication was designed solely for a male audience, or that only men contributed their knowledge, articles and trivia to its pages – but that would be a misconception! Women from all walks of life, from the most humble to great ladies, […]

Having a field day with Lidar in the Surrey HER

February 28, 20207:50 pmLeave a Comment

Since the start of the year, the Surrey HER has been involved with some exciting endeavours in addition to all of the usual public queries and recording tasks, including producing a presentation that can be delivered at public meetings and events, and writing up a landscape survey project based on Lagham Park at South Godstone […]

What goes into Surrey HER’s records: navigating further through Coxes Lock on the Wey Navigation

December 2, 20197:02 pmLeave a Comment

Are you curious about the information held in the Historic Environment Record (HER), the most comprehensive database of Surrey’s historic environment? The HER and the team are here to help you understand the whos, whats, whens, wheres, and whys of the county’s archaeology. Last month’s post, ‘What the Surrey HER could do for you’, recounted […]

The Anti-Suffrage Campaign in Surrey

November 27, 20193:05 pmLeave a Comment

As the Women’s Suffrage movement strengthened in Surrey so did the Anti-Suffrage campaign, which included many women, campaigning against women gaining the right to vote. Prior to 1918, women were already able to vote in local government elections and could be elected to local boards and councils. For anti-suffragists this showed that women did not […]

What the Surrey HER could do for you: digging deeper for answers in Horsell

October 30, 20196:44 pmLeave a Comment

What does the Surrey Historic Environment Record team do all day? Answer: all sorts! Undoubtedly the biggest chunk of our day-to-day activities relates to work undertaken as part of the planning process. This encompasses the supply of HER data to commercial consultants to inform reports, assisting our Planning Archaeologist colleagues with queries, and adding the […]