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.

LATEST NEWS and information

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

Wednesday, 21st February 2024

Dream Factories and Picture Palaces: Hollywood on Thames in History and MemoryA talk by Simon Brown

Dr. Simon Brown, Associate Professor of Film and Television at Kingston University, will talk about the early history of film-making at the Hepworth Studios in Walton-on-Thames. Simon will draw upon people’s memories of cinema-going in the area to celebrate one of the greatest cultural pastimes of the last century.

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

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

Membership renewal

A reminder that membership renewal will be due after 1st January 2024 and will remain at £7 for the year. It is preferable for this to be done online following this Link. Click on the orange – Join us / Renew – in the top right of the page and follow the instructions. It is simple!

However, there will be the facility to make payment at the next meeting.


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.