The original medieval settlement and manor of Albury, in Albury Park, is well-known for its displacement by the local lord(s) of the manor in the late 18th and early 19th century and re-location a kilometre away, to the present-day village, formerly the manor of Weston. Little is known of its earlier history, including its precise extent and any evidence of medieval activity beyond its Domesday ‘Old Saxon’ church (TQ 0631 4785) and mill along the banks of the Tillingbourne.
The River Wandle has long been an attraction to individuals and their families. Some have come to work and have their business on the banks of the river others have decided to live by the river. This talk tells the story of some famous names and those lesser known people who have lived and worked in the Wandle Valley. This talk will be given by Mick Taylor, Volunteer/General Manager at the Wandle Industrial Museum.
Ships like HMS Victory remained in active service for more than 50 years. Battleship development was so rapid post HMS Warrior most battleships were obsolete after only ten years and few had a service life of more than seventeen years. This talk will be given by Bob Bryson, Chairman SIHG.
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William Blake famously wrote about the 'dark satanic mills'of Victorian Britain, but was this really the case? In this talk we will explore what it was like to work in Victorian factories and the relationship between the workers and the factory owners. We will discover why trade unions were formed and what they achieved. Find out more as we go through the Victorian factory gates with Richard Mark, freelance professional historian.
The illustrated talk covers the history of the railways coming to Guildford in 1845 and its impact on the town to the various forms of traction from steam to diesels and electrics of present day. A tremendous selection of unseen photographs will be included. The talk will be given jointly by David Rose, Local historian & writer and Geoff Burch, ex-railwayman and author.
The Heritage Lottery funded a community project, run by Nigel Randall, investigating Reigate Fort on Colley Hill. Surrey Archaeological Society was asked to survey the bank and ditch feature in Margery Wood, for which there was no funding. A pdf of the full report is attached.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation we have decided to cancel this event on 21 March. Hopefully it will be scheduled for a later date.
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The newly renovated Providence Chapel in Charlwood will reopen on 6th April. This unique Grade II* listed building was originally built in Horsham in the late 1700s and moved to Charlwood in the early 1800s. It has now been renovated with help from a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and other donors and will now be available as a local community building and opened on regular occasions to the general public.
Details of the opening event are on the attached pdf
Georgian Surrey– the age of enlightenment - ONLINE BOOKING NOW CLOSED
at Surrey History Centre 130, Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND
9.55 Chairman’s introductory remarks
10.00 Catherine Ferguson (University of Roehampton) : Introduction
10.20 Hilary Ely (Trustee of the Cranston Library) : Cranston Library
10.50 Coffee and tea
11.20 David Brookes (Bourne Hall Museum) : Epsom as a Spa Town