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 and events in and 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 2022, we researched and presented a history of Tagg’s Island, and found so much information that our research will continue in 2023.

Regular newsletters keep 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.

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Our programme for 2024 is complete and details can be found at Events



Look out for our stall and please feel free to visit our small exhibition.


Wednesday, 12th June 2024

Terence Cuneo – a talk by Terry Johnson

Terence Cuneo was one of the most prolific artists of the 20th Century. In addition to numerous commissions, he had the great honour of painting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in Westminster Abbey. Cuneo lived in Molesey for 55 years and was an important figure in the local community.

Terry Johnson is a retired Police Superintendent. He has given over 300 talks and, in doing so, has raised over £25,000 for ‘Help the Heroes’

This meeting will be held at St. Lawrence School, East Molesey starting at 8pm.

£1 for Members and £3 for non-members.


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.