Welcome

Welcome to Molesey Local History Society

East and West Molesey (‘Molesey’ for short) lie south of the River Thames close to Hampton Court Palace in North East Surrey (see map). The Mole and Ember rivers flow through Molesey before joining the Thames. All three rivers have played an important part in shaping the area’s rich history.

The main aim of the Society is to awaken and foster an interest in the history of Molesey. We hold a wide variety of talks at venues around Molesey, including Hampton Court Palace.

We conduct our own research and hold at least one meeting a year based on work carried out by members.  In 2019, we researched the flood alleviation scheme after the Great Flood of 1968 and this year we are researching renowned architects of East Molesey.

A regular newsletter keeps our members informed of all our forthcoming events as well as giving other interesting information about our local history.

We would be delighted to hear from anyone with an interest in the history of Molesey. You can get in touch by clicking contact us.

If you would like to join the Society, click membership for details.

LATEST NEWS and information

Although, we are unable to provide events that people are able to attend, we are trying to provide items of interest. We have three ‘virtual tours’ on our EVENTS 2020 page and an interesting article by Rosemary Searle on our RESEARCH Online Collections page. We are always interested to receive your stories!

History is being made as you read this item and you are part of it.

We would be interested to receive pictures and / or a brief synopsis of how you have dealt with the Covid-19 crisis. This will not be published but will be kept for future historians to use. We want to build up records so as to answer future generations when they ask questions.

Please email us at: website@moleseyhistorysociety.org  and we will respond as soon as possible.

Presentation of Victory Day celebrations in Molesey 75 years ago.

We have collected several pictures of how VE Day and VJ Day was celebrated in Molesey 75 years ago. These have been placed in a small presentation with this link to download here: ‘How Molesey celebrated VE Day 75 years ago’. (The Society would like to thank all the owners of photographs for permission to reproduce them. We have made every effort to check the permissions given but would like to apologise should there have been any errors. If this is the case, please get in touch so that we can rectify the matter.)

This is a link to an online version.

We are also on Facebook.

NEXT EVENT

DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS

ALL SCHEDULED MEETINGS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

WE WILL POST REVISED DATES WHEN THEY ARE ARRANGED AND NOTIFY WHEN OUR SCHEDULE RECOMMENCES.