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

Saturday, 2 April, 2016 - 09:15 to 17:00

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. We have a very full and varied programme with some excellent speakers which we are sure will be of great interest to local historians across the county. 


0915  Registration

0955  Chairman's Opening Remarks - David Calow, Surrey Archaeological Society

1000  Dr Catherine Ferguson, Surrey Archaeological Society Local History Committee  ‘The Long Reformation in Surrey 1530-1670’ 

1040  Liz Bradford Gibson, PhD Research Student, Bristol University  'The Parish, the People and the Powers That Be’ 

1110  Coffee

1140  David Robinson, Surrey Record Society  'Christianity in Victorian Surrey and the 1851 Religious Census’ 

1220  Dr. Gerry Moss, Surrey Archaeological Society Local History Committee  ‘Tin Tabernacles’ 

1300  Lunch

1400  Introduction to afternoon session - Dr Gerry Moss, Chairman, Surrey Archaeological Society Local History Committee 

1405  Julian Pooley Surrey History Centre  ‘Coarse in point of finish, but reliable for fidelity and local resemblance’: Antiquaries, draughtsmen and the representation of churches in Georgian Surrey

1440  Barbara Naylor, Church Recording Area Representative, NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies)‘The work of NADFAS Church Recorders’ 

1520  Tea

1550  Presentation of the Gravett Award   -  Dr Gerry Moss, Surrey Archaeological Society 

1555  Martin Higgins, Historic Buildings Officer, Surrey County Council  ‘Ringing the Changes in Surrey's bell towers’ 

1625  Helen Ellis, Project Manager ‘The People’s Cathedral’, Guildford Cathedral  ‘The People’s Cathedral Oral History Project’ 

1655  Chairman's Closing Remarks : Dr Gerry Moss, Chairman Surrey Archaeological Society Local History Committee 

1700  Close

The cost will be £12.00 if registered in advance.
Please register in advance with Gerry Moss by email
- or by post
10 Hurstleigh Drive, Redhill, Surrey RH1 AA
Applications will be acknowledged by email. Postal applications will be accepted, but only acknowledged if SAE included.
Tickets will not be sent out – please pay on the day.
Non-registered tickets will also be available on the day at £14.00.
The hall has a Pay & Display car park. Ashtead is also served by bus and rail.
Morning and afternoon refreshments are included. Please make your own arrangements for lunch Ashtead has a good selection of cafes and pubs, or bring a packed lunch. 

Postal Address: 
Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall
KT21 2BE