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The women’s suffrage movement in Surrey

April 7, 201610:59 am

“If the law denied a vote to all but the possessors of £5,000 a year, the poorest man in the nation might — and now and then would — acquire the suffrage; but neither birth, nor fortune, nor merit, nor exertion, nor intellect, nor even that great disposer of human affairs, accident, can ever enable […]

History of Disability and Mental Health in Surrey

January 8, 20162:23 pmLeave a Comment

The histories of mental illness and disability are closely linked. This is because our understanding of conditions such as epilepsy, depression, insanity, cerebral palsy, speech problems and learning disabilities was different in the past. Most early county asylums received patients presenting a wide range of these conditions as doctors and attendants tried to identify the […]

Asylum: A Vision of Utopia. Exhibition at Surrey History Centre

September 2, 20152:59 pmLeave a Comment

The closure of Britain’s last Asylums in the late 1990s and early 2000s marked the end of an era in the history of medicine/psychology/psychiatry/mental health. These institutions had become notorious for ill-treatment and over-crowding, and conjuring images of ‘Bedlam’ in the popular imagination. This was a world apart from the Utopian visions with which the […]

A Black Poppy: Pte Harold Brown, of the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment

August 27, 201512:41 pmLeave a Comment

Black History Month October is Black History Month and Surrey Heritage has marked this international campaign for many years. For centuries Black people have lived and worked in Surrey, or passed through it en-route to London or the coast. The Black History theme pages on our Exploring Surrey’s Past website feature stories that cover all […]

Building/estate history at UCA (Surrey)

August 25, 201511:15 amLeave a Comment

Information on the history of the buildings of the University for the Creative Arts and its previous component institutions, in Surrey.

Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers Project Newsletter – Summer 2015

August 19, 20152:38 pmLeave a Comment

A huge hello from the Surrey in the Great War project team, Kirsty Bennett and Imogen Middleton! The team has been in place for only three months, and it is all systems go, working with Surrey schools, local history groups and individuals to collect stories of Surrey on the home front during the 1914-18 conflict. […]

Surrey in the Great War: Showcase Events 19th September and 7th November

August 18, 20152:10 pmLeave a Comment

One hundred years ago, Surrey was playing its part in the first global war between modern, industrial nations. It was a conflict which called for previously unthinkable sacrifices by the county’s people, young and old, rich and poor. How did Surrey respond? Surrey Heritage, through its four-year Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project Surrey in the Great […]

Surrey Heritage Showcase, 2015

July 23, 20153:46 pmLeave a Comment

Discover history right on your doorstep Saturday 3rd October 2015 Venue: Shere Village Hall, Gomshall lane, Shere, Guildford, GU5 9HE 12 – 4pm Free Entry The Surrey Heritage Showcase is back! This year’s event will take place on Saturday 3rd October at Shere Village Hall from 12pm – 4pm. The event will focus on Shere, […]

3rd October, Surrey Heritage Showcase, 2015, Shere

July 23, 20151:30 pmLeave a Comment

Discover history right on your doorstep The Surrey Heritage Showcase is back! This year’s event will take place on Saturday 3rd October at Shere Village Hall from 12pm – 4pm. The event will focus on Shere and surrounding area. This will be our forth Heritage Showcase in the county which is a unique event that […]

WW1. Surrey Remembers. Original Print Edition.

June 22, 20151:27 pmLeave a Comment

The project To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Great War, APS (Arts Partnership Surrey) has commissioned Ochre Print Studios to produce four original screen prints. In response, Ochre Print Studios invited artists from across Surrey and beyond to submit designs for consideration as an edition of 40 prints. Artists were asked to consider […]