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Surrey Heath Museum

February 9, 201511:19 amLeave a Comment

Surrey Heath Museum is a local museum telling the stories of the area’s past – covering the Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman times, Medieval Surrey Heath, Early Transportation, Highwayman, Coaching Inns, The Royal Military College, the Area’s Agricultural and Horticultural past, the Development of Camberley and much more It opened in the 1930s and the […]

Surrey Museums

February 9, 201511:14 amLeave a Comment

Information about Surrey’s museums and some of the exciting, special and interesting parts of their collections are being added to the website. Use the links on the left hand side to explore the heritage on your doorstep.

Surrey in the Age of Magna Carta

January 29, 20159:40 amLeave a Comment

On 15 June 1215 a Surrey meadow by the Thames was the setting for one of the defining events in English history, when King John gave his grudging assent to a Charter of Liberties curbing royal power. The Charter, now known throughout the world as Magna Carta, was the product of neither a backward nor […]

Heritage Lottery Fund support for major Surrey-wide First World War commemoration project

January 7, 201510:47 amLeave a Comment

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 […]

In the Bleak Midwinter: the 1914 Christmas Truce and
the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment

December 17, 20148:59 amLeave a Comment

The Christmas Truce enjoyed by the 2nd Battalion of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment was a far cry from the chocolate, football, booze and carols which some other units shared with the Germans elsewhere on the Western Front. The 2nd Battalion was in the line around La Boutillerie, just north of Fromelles and a […]

Surrey Heritage and the Arts Award

October 16, 201410:55 amLeave a Comment

Arts award is a great way to have creative skills recognised through national qualifications. To find out more about Arts Award visit www.artsaward.org.uk Surrey Heritage is an Arts Award Centre that can offer Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award. Discover and Explore Arts Award We can help with the following parts of Arts […]

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 […]

The Last Summer: Surrey on the Eve of the Great War

October 13, 201410:08 amLeave a Comment

‘We cannot know, each of us, what our own positions will be when it is all over, and only one thing seems certain; that nothing will be the same’. Letter to Baron Thomas Cecil Farrer, 10 August 1914, signed T.F.A. On 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany. The First World War had begun […]