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Sources for researching LGBTQ
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) history in Surrey

October 9, 20145:16 pmLeave a Comment

Surrey Heritage is committed to developing the diversity of its collections and access to them. Through events such as LGBT History Month we are able to bring the stories of the county’s LGBTQ community, past and present, to a wider audience. This encourages further records to be placed with us, stimulates interest and promotes research. […]

Articles Relating to Surrey War Memorials

October 2, 20148:39 amLeave a Comment

The act of remembrance can be seen reflected across the County of Surrey through many different memorials. Information on all the currently recorded war memorials in Surrey has recently been added to the Historic Environment Record. This has highlighted the men and women of Surrey who travelled far from the county and around the world. […]

Surrey Remembers: First World War Constabulary

August 1, 20143:01 pmLeave a Comment

The gallery below has been created from pictures which have been given to the Surrey History Centre by the Police Headquarters, the photograph was taken during the Great War (1914-1918). The photographs record some of the men from Surrey who served in the First World War. Click on one of the thumbnail images to open […]

Private Edward George Cutt (1896-1915), of Shalford, Surrey

July 25, 20145:05 pmLeave a Comment

Edward (Teddy) Cutt was a private in the 9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment (Regt no. 5765). Teddy was killed at the Battle of Loos in September 1915 and his First World War story is told through a small collection of papers kept by his fiancée, Ellen (Nellie) Dabbs (1889-1971). A little red notebook chronicles the […]

19 July – Surrey Communities – Researching and Commemorating the Great War in Surrey

July 2, 20141:13 pmLeave a Comment

July 19 2014 1pm to 4pm An event celebrating the research being undertaken by groups and communities around Surrey into the Great War 1914-1918. Representatives from three fascinating projects will discuss their research into the stories of their communities in the Great War and how they shared their research with audiences across Surrey and beyond. […]

3 June to 2 August: Display: The Last Summer: Surrey on the Eve of the Great War

June 19, 20142:31 pmLeave a Comment

Display runs from 3 June to 2 Aug At Surrey History Centre On 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. The First World War had begun and life would never be the same again. Using archives and local studies materials from Surrey History Centre, this exhibition provides a snapshot of Surrey in the last […]

Surrey’s D-Day Connections

June 4, 20141:08 pmLeave a Comment

On 8th June 1944, two days after D-Day, the 1/5th, 1/6th and 1/7th Battalions of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment (fighting as the 131st Brigade), landed in France. After heavy fighting round Caen and Villers Bocage, they pursued the Germans to the Seine and swept across north east France. Funded by the Heritage Lottery […]

15 May: Surrey Land Tax 1780-1832 and more – Now Online

May 15, 20149:00 amLeave a Comment

Over 2 million more records can now be searched online on the family history website Surrey Land Tax Returns 1780-1832; Surrey Licensed Victuallers Registers 1785-1903; and Surrey Jury-Qualified Freeholders and Copyholders Lists 1696-1824. These new record sets were all kept by Surrey’s Clerk of the Peace. At a time when political rights were far […]

LGBTQ history in Surrey: crime and punishment

May 2, 20145:17 pmLeave a Comment

Homosexual acts were illegal in England until 1967. Early punishments ranged from fines, imprisonment for up to two years in a house of correction, with or without hard labour, hanging, and the pillory – a wooden frame with holes for the head and hands, in which offenders were placed and exposed to public abuse. The […]

26th June : Talk – Polish Refugees in Post-War Surrey

May 2, 201412:52 pmLeave a Comment

The story of the Polish wartime displaced community at Tweedsmuir Camp by Wies Rogalski Thursday 26th June 2014 at 7.30pm Born in Guildford to Polish parents, Wies Rogalski (right), spent the first six years of his life in Tweedsmuir Polish Resettlement Camp, near Thursley.  This talk is an illustrated presentation about his life there and […]