Saturday 25th March 2017
ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – ‘Feeding the County – Agriculture in Surrey’
The Local History Committee will be holding their Annual Symposium on Saturday 25th March at The Surrey History Centre, 30 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND.
The symposium will cover various aspects of agricultural 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.
Catherine Ferguson, Surrey Archaeological Society
Welcome to the Morning Session & Chairman’s introductory remarks
Professor Peter Edwards, University of Roehampton
Agriculture and Rural Society in Surrey in the Early Modern Period
Clues to our Agricultural Past - Three short presentations
Dr. Judie English, Surrey Archaeological Society
Agricultural lime burning in South-West Surrey and the Low Weald
Sue Jones, Research Student, Continuing Education Department, University of Oxford
When shall we marry? Marriage seasonality and agriculture in Early Modern Surrey.
Janet Balchin, Surrey Archaeological Society
Agriculture in the mid 19th century – information in Tithe Maps and Census
Gerry Moss, Surrey Archaeological Society
Introduction to the Afternoon Session
Dr. Judith Hill
Agricultural poverty and unrest in the early 19th Century
Jane Lewis, Professional Genealogist, Surrey History Centre
Life and Labour in a Country Village
Presentation of the Gravett Award
Professor Brian Short, University of Sussex
The Battle of the Fields in Surrey: the county 'War Ag' in the Second World War
The cost will be £12.00 if registered in advance. Places can be booked online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritage-culture-and-recreation/archives-and-history..., or phone 01483 518737. It is advisable to book early as places are limited.
Tickets will not be sent out – please pay on the day.
Morning and afternoon refreshments are included. It is recommended to bring a packed lunch as there are no cafes near the Surrey History Centre.