Surrey Local History Committee

Death, Disease and Damnation


The theme for the Local History Committee’s annual symposium next year will be 'Death, Disease and Damnation' exploring attitudes to death and its causes, belief, burial and commemoration. It will be attended by local historians from across Surrey and local history societies put on displays.The Gravett Award will be presented to the group presenting the best display.

If you would like to reserve display space (which is free) please contact Glenys Crocker,6 Burwood Close, Guildford GU1 2SB; 01483 565821;

Surrey Woodlands

The Local History committee's spring meeting will have the theme of Surrey Woodlands.  Rob Davies from Surrey Wildlife Trust will speak about ancient woodland and how tithe maps and other historical sources have been an invaluable resource for updating the Surrey ancient woodland inventory.  He will be followed by Chris Matcham , also from Surrey Wildlife Trust, who will give a talk about traditional woodcrafts.  After tea we will have a talk on Conservation and Management of Historic Woodland by Sean O'Kelly, a ranger from Ashtead Common.

Surrey and the First World War


10.00 a.m.           Coffee. Exhibits ready for viewing

10.25 a.m.           Morning Session. Chair Alan Crocker (Chair SLHC)

10.30 a.m.           Jane Furlong (United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials, Imperial War Museum): How we Remember - Commemoration in the UK and the work of the United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials

11.30 a.m.           Carol Brown (Guildford Museum): Women in Wartime

Surrey History

Individuals who wish to submit articles to Surrey History should write directly to the Hon. Editor, Mrs A McCormack, Castle Arch, Guildford GU1 3SX

Each volume of Surrey History is composed of a number of separate issues which are individually priced as below.



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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.


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