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 Programme of Events 2017-2018

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Thursday 21 September 2017, 8 pm
Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers – Life on the Home Front
Talk by Imogen Middleton, Hurst Park School, Hurst Road, KT8 1QS.

This talk by Imogen Middleton, Surrey Heritage WW1 Project Officer at Surrey History Centre will provide a brief insight into the ‘Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers’ project, interspersed with archival sources and discoveries. Then, discover more about how WW1 affected the local area, through stories about people, places and wartime activity, all of which has been uncovered and shared with us by volunteers and researchers.

The talk will now be given by Kirsty Bennett. Kirsty works with Imogen Middleton on the Surrey in the Great War project team at Surrey History Centre and is stepping in for Imogen, who is unable to give the talk as planned.

Tuesday 26 September, 7.15 pm

Molesey Then and Now
Molesey Library, Walton Road

On Tuesday 26 September at 7.15 pm, Jenny Wood will be giving a talk at Molesey Library as part of the Friends series of author events. The talk is entitled ‘Molesey Then and Now – a Journey of Discovery’ and will describe how our recent book was researched and written.

Tickets are £5 on the door or in advance from the library.

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 8pm

Educating Molesey: Memories of Schools and Schooling in Times Past

St Lawrence School, Church Road, KT8 9DR

Events for 2018

The programme of event for 2018 is in the process of being finalised. Further details will be placed on this page in due course. However, in the interim please note:  

The AGM is a confirmed arrangement for Wednesday, 7th February 2018 when, after the formal part of the meeting, we shall be having a talk by Dr. David Taylor.


David has written several books on the history of Cobham, Surrey as well as contributing to a variety of other publications such as the Surrey Archaeological Society Collections and Country Life magazine. It was David’s early passion for local history that led him to research the history of the now internationally famous eighteenth century landscape garden at Painshill. (See Talk by Cherrill Sands - Wednesday 26 April 2017, 8 pm)

A particular interest in the 17th century has led David to make a study of the life and times of Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers, a nationally important revolutionary group which sprang up in the local area at the time of the English Revolution. It is this subject that will be the theme of his talk, so put the date in your diaries now.