20th century

1901-2000

Mad with Fright

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Talk with Dr Edward Madigan, Royal Holloway, University of London.

The First World War was the bloodiest conflict in British history. This talk will explore the nature of trench warfare and the ways in which soldiers responded to the demands of front line service.

Tickets £10: Surrey History Trust members £5

Book from: surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/history-centre/events

 

SIHG AGM and Conservation Award Ceremony

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Surrey Industrial History Group Annual General Meeting and Conservation Award Ceremony, 
Bluebird Room, Brooklands Museum.
The AGM will be followed by refreshmnets and a chance to visit the restored Aircraft Factory. 
Please contact Bob Bryson, 01483 577809 or meetings@sihg.org.uk, if you wish to attend, and he will provide further details.

Brookwood Open Days

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To celebrate Armed Forces Day, Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking will be holding two Open Days in partnership with the American Battle Monuments Commission and Brookwood Civilian Cemetery. These Open Days will be an opportunity to see the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and the UK's largest CWGC cemetery.

There will be multiple attractions, from historic guided tours and expert talks, to stalls from heritage organisations and a lifesize Spitfire exhibition. Entertainment will also be provided by a band and vintage singer.

The Epsom Riot of 1919

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On the night of 17th June 1919 a knock came on the door of 92 Lower Court Road. The messenger spoke and left. Thomas Green, Station Sergeant, Epsom Police Station, hurriedly put on his coat and when his daughter Lily asked where he was going, he explained he had just been told that Canadian soldiers were about to attack the police station. She told him to be careful and to be sure to wear his helmet, but he replied that he would go in his own clothes as that would be safer going through the streets. He put on his cap and left the house, never to return alive.

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