Surrey Local History Committee

Hot off the Press - Digital Newspaper Archives


Surrey Local History Committee and Surrey Heritage present:

                                 Hot Off The Press:
         Digital Newspaper Archives and Local History

Saturday 7 October 2017  at Surrey History Centre 130, Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND

10.45 Registration and coffee

11.15-12.00   Dr Gerry Moss, Surrey Archaeological Society    Local History from Digital Newspapers

12.00-12.30  Seth Caley, Gale Cengage Learning  The 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspaper Collection: A New Digital Resource

Annual Local History Symposium - Change and Continuity in Surrey Churches and Chapels


The Local History Committee will be holding their Annual Symposium on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at The Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BE. The symposium will cover various aspects of church history and also look at useful sources for historians.

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.


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