Welcome

Welcome to Molesey Local History Society

East and West Molesey 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 try to 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. During 2020, all of our meetings were suspended although, we did hold some ‘Zoom’ presentations, details of which can be found under ‘Past Events’.

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

We shall be at Molesey Carnival on Saturday, 11th June – please visit us

Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 – A talk by Pieter Morpurgo – Bushy Park and the Restorations of the Diana Fountain and the Water Gardens (for more info go to our Events page).

Details of proposed meetings for the rest of 2022 can be found on our Events page.

Bushy Park. It has a 4000 year history, a unique Water Garden, and some of Christopher Wren’s work. 

St Lawrence School, East Molesey – 8pm

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For our research project this year, we are looking at – Tagg’s Island – your items of memorabilia could be of interest to us, so please contact us.

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We are aware that since Covid, many people have moved to the cashless society. If you wish to make ANY payment by card we can now accommodate this form of transaction.

Please email us at: website@moleseyhistorysociety.org  and we will respond as soon as possible, should there be any comments that you wish to make.