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 different 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 2018, we remembered the calamitous flooding in 1968 and this year we are researching the aftermath and the measures taken to prevent a recurrence.

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.


Wednesday 25 September 2019, 8 pm

Merton Priory – A New Chapter
A Talk by John Hawkes of Merton Priory Trust

More details here


We published our first book in 2017 and have sold over 1,000 copies. We have only a few copies remaining.

If you would like a copy please email: chair@moleseyhistorysociety.org or telephone Doreen on: 020 8979 0059 to order your copy or for further details

The video was uploaded to YouTube by Steve Field on 29 Apr 2017 and is based on old postcards of Molesey and Hampton Court.