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The Surrey Local History Committee of Surrey Archaeological Society exists to foster an interest in the History of Surrey, both directly and in co-operation with other bodies. It aims to discover the past and to maintain the heritage of Surrey, in history, in architecture and in landscape. It fulfils these objects by encouraging local history societies and individuals within the County, by the organisation of meetings and by publication.

Individuals are encouraged to join their local society, but additionally are invited to belong to Surrey Archaeological Society for £25.00 (associate member £2.00, junior member at same address free, student member £12.50). For this they will receive one copy of Surrey History, Surrey Archaeological Collections and regular issues of the Surrey Archaeological Society Bulletin, and may attend meetings and buy publications at member's rate. Members also receive copies of local studies from the Village Studies Project.

The annual subscription for Institutional membership of Surrey Archaeological Society is £30.00 (overseas £40.00). In return for this they receive a copy of Surrey History, Surrey Archaeological Collections, regular issues of the Surrey Archaeological Society Bulletin and copies of local studies from the Village Studies Project . Their members may attend the Symposium and other meetings at a reduced ticket price and obtain publications from the Honorary Secretary at a reduced rate. Societies may also exhibit at the Symposium and sell their publications there.

The meetings organised by the Committee include an annual one-day Symposium in November, with a series of speakers on a topic of interest and an exhibition. In recent years the topics chosen have included 'The Houses we live in', 'Royalty in Surrey', 'Fire', 'Picture Postcards', 'Victorian Celebrations', 'Water' and for 2002 'Surrey and the 1950s' . The exhibition enables Societies and individuals to show their recent work and sell publications. The next symposium will be on 'Bridges an Tunnels in Surrey'.

There is also a half-day Spring Meeting, which enables more specialist subjects to be explored and these have included 'Elections', 'Hospitals and Nursing' and 'Surrey Maps'.

E-mail enquiries should be made to g.p.moss@qmul.ac.uk or by post (please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for a reply) to Dr G.P. Moss, 10 Hurstleigh Drive, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2AA.