The following events, whilst not organised by the Society, have been notified to us as of Surrey archaeological or historical interest.
AGM followed by “Science and archaeology: on site and in the laboratory” by
Caroline Cartwright to Richmond Archaeology Society at the Vestry Rooms, Paradise
Road, Richmond at 8pm. Visitors welcome by donation.
11th May 2013
"ULTIMATE ARMOUR" Discover the sharp edge of design as we explore the evolution of armour from the ancient Greeks up to the Tudors and the heyday of plate armour.
See amazing replica suits of armour and understand how their designs changed to defend the wearer against more sophisticated weaponry. Learn how armour had to look good and keep its wearer alive! Enjoy the opportunity to try on the armour and decide how effective and comfortable it would have been to wear and fight in. 1pm-2.30pm. Cost £4 per child
Further information is available from David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel 020 8394 1734. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual General Meeting followed by members’ short talks to Walton & Weybridge
Local History Society at Weybridge Library Lecture Hall at 3pm.
Creative Philanthropy and the Foundling Hospital.
A talk at Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford on Monday 13th May 2013 at 8.00, by the Director of the Foundling Museum, Caro Howell. Tickets £8, from the TIC, Guildford, and on the door. Part of the Trinity250 celebrations for the 250th anniversary of rebuilding Holy Trinity in 1763.
The Foundling Hospital was founded in 1739 by Thomas Coram, who was horrified by the number of new-born babies abandoned in London by parents who could not care for them. It was a pioneering model of a charity, and Coram began by asking ladies to subscribe. Lady Onslow was one of the first to sign up, and her cousin Speaker Onslow was a founding governor. The man who designed Holy Trinity church also supervised the building of the Foundling Hospital, free of charge. Many babies were sent to wet-nurses in Guildford (and to many other places).
An unusual aspect was the use of the Hospital as an art gallery and concert venue, where, for example Handel’s Messiah was performed regularly to raise funds.
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“The history of Quakers in Godalming” by Ruth Martin to Guildford Archaeology and
Local History Group in the Meeting Room of the United Reformed Church,
Portsmouth Road, Guildford at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £3. New members
“Excavations at the Royal Mint 1983-88, East Smithfield” by Ian Grainger to
Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society at The Housing Co-op Hall, 106 The
Cut, almost opposite the Old Vic theatre at 7 for 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £1.
Enquiries Tel: 020 8764 8314.
“The Pilgrim’s Way ; medieval holiday route or Victorian invention” by Elyot Turner to
Westcott Local History Group in the Westcott Reading Room, Institute Road,
Westcott at 7.45 for 8pm. Visitors welcome £1.
“The Constable and Grece families of Reigate” by Jennifer Smith (Claire Constable)
to Holmesdale Natural History Club at The Museum, Croydon Road, Reigate at 8pm.
AGM followed by lecture tba to Richmond Local History Society at the Duke Street
Church, Richmond at 7.30 for 8pm. Visitors welcome £1. Further information from
Elizabeth Velluet, Tel: 020 8891 3825 or www.richmondhistory.org.uk
“Surrey War Hospitals 1914-1918” by Laurence Spring to Woking History Society at
St Mark’s Church Hall, Westfield Road, Woking, GU22 9NG at 7.45 for 8pm. Visitors
AGM and Members; talks to Addlestone Historical Society at Addlestone Community
Centre, Garfield Road, Addlestone at 8pm. Visitors welcome £2.
“Excavations in Church Meadow 2012” by Nikki Cowlard and Frank Pemberton to
Epsom & Ewell History & Archaeology Society at St Mary’s Church Hall, London
Road, Ewell at 7.45 for 8pm.