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

Details of proposed meeting for the rest of 2022 can be found on our Events page. We shall also be displaying some of our findings from our recent research project – Inclosures Act 1821

Our next meeting is on – WEDNESDAY, 26TH JANUARY 2022

Our AGM followed by a talk by Norma Millard on The First World War Inscriptions on the war memorials in Molesey.

The AGM will be kept as short as possible to allow Norma time. She will have her records with her at the meeting to help with any specific queries.

St Paul’s Church, Church Road, East Molesey – 8pm


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.


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.