Events for 2019

There is a charge of £1 for members to attend our meetings. Guests are welcome and there is a charge of £3. There will be advance booking for the event at the Clore Centre on Wednesday 23 May and the visits to Imber Court Museum, which will initially be open to members only. Details will be announced.

Thursday 31 January 2019, 8 pm


The Golden Age of the Postcard

Talk by Michael Miller

St Lawrence School, Church Road, KT8 9DR

Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, Michael was unable to attend, and his talk was postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 8 pm 

Suffragists, Suffragettes and Antis: Surrey’s Road to the Vote

Talk by Holly Parsons and Anthony Barnes

Hurst Park School, Hurst Road, KT8 1QS

Holly Parsons (The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote project) and Anthony Barnes (Molesey Local History Society) talk about the extraordinary women and men who campaigned for and against woman suffrage locally and across Surrey. They highlight key incidents such as the arson at Hurst Park in 1913 and discuss the exciting discoveries of the March of the Women project which comes to an end in April.


Friday 22 March 2019, 2 pm to 8 pm  and Saturday 23 March 10 am to 4 pm

‘1968 and All That’ – A History of Flooding in Molesey

Methodist Church, Manor Road

Flooding in Molesey from early times until the floods of 1968 – Photo displays, films and personal memories

Saturday 6 April 2019

Love Molesey

Molesey History Family Fun Afternoon

St Mary’s East Molesey, St Mary’s Road, East Molesey, KT8 0ST

Free! – Please drop in.

Come and join us at St. Mary’s Church for some local history family fun. You will be able to do the Bell Road picture trail and a quiz on what to look at in St. Mary’s Church. Volunteers from Molesey Local History Society will be on hand to tell you about the old village.

All materials provided.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, please.

The café will be open for refreshments.

Thursday 16 May 2019, 8 pm

Hampton Court Pleasure Palace

A Story of Two Palaces – Tudor and Baroque

Talk by Siobhan Clarke

Clore Centre, Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU

Booking details to be announced

The story of two palaces: a Tudor palace made magnificent by Henry VIII, alongside a Baroque palace built by William & Mary. Its buildings, grounds and artefacts express the image of a magnificent monarch. Yet, dig a little deeper and you will find hidden stories covering five hundred years of royal history.

We anticipate high demand for this meeting and numbers are limited. Details for booking are given at the end of this newsletter. Booking will initially be open to members only, but it may be possible to accommodate guests if all places are not taken. We will let you know nearer the date if there are spaces available.

Tuesday 16 July 2019, 8 pm

Brooklands into the 2nd Century

Talk by Tim Morris

St Lawrence School, Church Road, KT8 9DR

Tim Morris, Head Administrator of the Brooklands Trust, will be giving a talk on the history of Brooklands. In the twentieth century Brooklands was the birthplace of British Motorsport and the most prolific aircraft site in Europe. Racing took place at Brooklands from 1907 to 1939, and aviation developed at the site from 1907 to 1989. Brooklands Museum opened in 1991 to keep those twin histories alive and preserve the inventiveness, expertise and spirit of adventure which are Brooklands’ real legacy.

Thursday 1 July and Thursday 5 September

Summer Stroll – Brooklands

Brooklands Rd, Weybridge KT13 0SL

Our Summer Stroll this year will be a tour of Brooklands.  There is a charge of £20.50 per person (£19.50 over 60s), which includes a 90-minute guided tour, a cream tea and a voucher to buy a half price souvenir brochure.  After the tour, you will be free to explore further (excluding Concorde). The final date for booking is Tuesday 16 July, the date of the Brooklands talk. 

If you wish to reserve a place (payment required in advance), please contact:

Claire Annable – Tel: 07940 434156.

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 8 pm

Merton Priory – A New Chapter

Talk by John Hawkes

Hurst Park School, Hurst Road, KT8 1QS

Friday 15 November 2019, 8 pm

Après le Déluge –

What Happened after the 1968 Floods?

Imber Court, Ember Lane, KT8 0BT