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

Details can now be found in our latest Newsletter available to members


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

Monday 13 May 2019, 2pm (Doors open at 1.30pm)

The Story Behind – Who Do You Think You Are?

Talk by Patricia Mitchinson

As part of a month-long programme to relaunch the Refresh Centre, following its expansion and refurbishment, members of the MLHS are invited to a talk giving a ‘behind-the-scenes’ glimpse into how the first series of this popular BBC programme got of the ground and how ‘celebrity’ family history has led to the growing interest in family history today.

Being held at The Refresh Centre, 129/131 Walton Road, East Molesey

A report will be available in our next Newsletter.

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. 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.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Molesey Carnival

The Society will have a stall at the local carnival. Photograph’s from ‘The 1968 Floods Exhibition’ will be on display.

Tuesday 16 July 2019, 8 pm

Brooklands into the 2nd Century

Talk by Tim Morris

St PAUL’S CHURCH, Church Road, KT8 (This is a NEW venue)

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 August 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