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.

NEXT EVENT is our AGM followed by An illustrated talk by Nick Pollard see 2020 events

The thirteenth Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on

Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 8 p.m.

at St Lawrence School, Church Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9DR


1. Apologies for absence

2. Approval of the minutes of the AGM held on Thursday 31 January 2019

3. Matters arising

4. Chairman’s report

5. Financial report and approval of accounts

6. Appointment of Independent Examiner

7. Election of Committee

8. Open forum

The business part of the meeting, which will be kept to a minimum, will be followed by a talk by Nick Pollard on The Story of Queen Mary Reservoir.

If any member wishes any motion to be considered for discussion at the meeting they should forward such motion in writing to the Secretary of the Society at 110 Buckingham Gardens, West Molesey, Surrey KT8 1TN so that it is received at least 14 days prior to the meeting.

Nominations for committee members or officers, with proposer’s and seconder’s signatures and that of the accepting nominee, should be sent to the Secretary at the address given above or may be processed orally at the meeting.

Doors open 7.30pm, and it will be possible to renew your membership during the evening. Refreshments will be available before the meeting and talk.

AGM Wednesday 29th January – St Lawrence School

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