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Cranleigh Local and Family History Centre
Cranleigh Local and Family History Centre is based in Cranleigh Library, and you can use the local history centre resources at any time that the library is open.
Even better, you can arrange an appointment to visit when a volunteer is available to help you use the resources and equipment.
To arrange an appointment phone Enquiries Direct on 01483 543599 or contact the Surrey Libraries online enquiry service. Please phone at least two working days in advance of your proposed visit.
The local and family history centre exists to encourage interest in local and family history in the parishes of Cranleigh, Shamley Green, Ewhurst, Dunsfold, Alfold and Bramley.
We offer an extensive range of resources including census records, parish registers, and directories.
We provide a microfilm and microfiche reader and there is access to the internet on the library computer terminals.
If we can't answer your question, we can refer you to local experts or Surrey History Centre. When the centre is not staffed you can leave a written enquiry.
Cranleigh Local and Family History Centre is a partnership between Surrey Libraries, Surrey History Centre and Cranleigh History Society.
See also Cranleigh's History, on Cranleigh Village Community Website and Ewhurst History Society
Judith Kinghorn and Elizabeth Speller: Two Fictional Voices
- 12 November 2014 7:30-8:45pm
Judith Kinghorn and Elizabeth Speller explore the impact of the war and its lingering aftermath in their three war-based novels. Their fictional characters must cope with loss, hidden truths, love, regret and the heightened emotions created by a level of conflict never before experienced by soldiers or civilians.
Elizabeth’s book, The Return of Captain John Emmett, was chosen as a Richard and Judy Summer Pick in 2010.
In the aftermath of the war Laurence Bartram has withdrawn from the world but a well-timed letter draws him into a mystery surrounding the apparent suicide of a former soldier.
At Break of Day is set on 1st July 1916 as the lives and hopes of four very different men intertwine on what turns out to be a calamitous day in British military history.
Judith’s first book, The Last Summer, opens in a country house near Guildford. The story follows the love affair between Clarissa and Tom as they face not only the trauma of war but also the changing nature of class-ridden England. Judith has long been fascinated with the social changes associated with the Edwardian period. The book was chosen for Surrey Libraries’ New Titles promotion in 2012.
Judith is also the author of The Memory of Lost Senses.
This is part of Surrey Libraries’ War and Words programme of commemorative events for the First World War.
Tickets, including refreshments, £5 until 31 August, thereafter £6.