The dreaded word 'highwayman' was first used in 1617. These robbers operated in Britain until the early 19th century and were the scourge of the roads. Meet a highwayman evading the law and hear their side of the story. Many came to a horrible end - including one from Epsom.
Details are on the attached pdf.
In 1997 Waverley Borough Council, the landowner, commissioned a preliminary survey into the historical and archaeological background of the land that forms the New or Little Park (now Farnham Park), just to the north east of the town of Farnham, in Surrey. The Park, which is a public open space, has been the site of a number of finds of important antiquities in recent years. As a result the Council felt that, for management purposes, it would be prudent to establish the range and degree of survival of historic landscape features and of archaeological sites within the boundaries.
Talk by Geoff Roles, SIHG, to Surrey Industrial History Group.
Discover what happened when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Probably in March 1605, the conspirators hired a cellar beneath Parliament.
A meeting of the Forum will take place in the Abraham Dixon Hall at the Leatherhead Institute. The morning programme includes a variety of speakers on topics related to research and fieldwork, which it is hoped members will find helpful in taking forward their projects. The afternoon is devoted to short presentations by members of the Forum on their particular research interests before a general discussion on what the Forum can offer in the future to assist members.
Details are on the attached programme.
Send and Ripley History Society have arranged a day dedicated to researching the history of your house with talks and displays. Ripley Museum will be open to visit as well.
Please pre-book for the day and lunch at: www.sendandripleyhistorysociety.co.uk/register
Free to members and £3 to non-members.
A pdf with details is attached
Saturday 25th March 2017
ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – ‘Feeding the County – Agriculture in Surrey’
The Local History Committee will be holding their Annual Symposium on Saturday 25th March at The Surrey History Centre, 30 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND.