Surrey History Centre

Surrey History Centre
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Surrey History Centre collects and rescues archives and printed materials relating to Surrey's past and present, so that they can tell the story of the County and its people to future generations. We can help you discover your family history
learn about famous Surrey people, buildings, businesses and organisations
trace the history of your house, street, town or community
or research a school or university project. We are based in Woking, where you can consult original documents which date from the 12th century to the present day and refer to our collections of printed books, local newspapers, directories, maps, ephemera and illustrations.
Throughout the year, we host lots of events and exhibitions details of which can be found on our website - www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Venue Type:

Archive, Library

Opening hours

Normal opening hours:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday - 10.15am - 5pm
Thursday - 9.30am - 5pm
Friday - 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday - 9.30am - 4pm

Closed Mon Sun & bank holiday weekend Sat

Admission charges

Free

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Family History

Six Week Family History Course

  • 20 October 2017 10am-1pm
  • 27 October 2017 10am-1pm

Surrey History Centre’s very successful Family History Course is back for 2017! Run by professional genealogists and archivists this 6 week course will cover all you need to know to enhance your research as well as providing many tips of the trade.

Spring 2017 (10am–1pm):10 March, 17 March, 24 March, 31 March, 7 April, 21 April (2 week break for Easter).

Autumn 2017 (10am–1pm): 22 September, 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 27 October.


1) An introduction to Family History
2) Crofts, Castles, Trades and Professions
3) Schools and Workhouses
4) Fighting Talk: An Introduction to Military Records
5) Mad, Bad and Sometimes Sad
6) Moving On: Immigration, Emigration & Transportation

For more information about each session and to book visit:
www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Tel: 01483 518737 Email: shs@surreycc.gov.uk

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND

Admission

£60 includes refreshments Please book a place online at www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents, in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.

Website

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

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West Surrey Family History Society Open Day & Family History Fair

  • 4 November 2017 10am-4:30pm

Featuring a research are packed with stands and display, various talks and several specialist help desks, this event is full of interest for those researching their family's history in Surrey and beyond. Surrey in the Great War will host a stall showcasing the project's findings, answering queries and showing how you can contribute. More information can be found at http://wsfhs.co.uk/pages/openday.php

Location: Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9BA

Where

Woking Leisure Centre
Kingfield Road
Woking
Surrey
GU22 9BA

Website

http://wsfhs.co.uk/pages/openday.php

Portcullis Trust

Portcullis Trust Event: Music, Remembrance and the Great War

  • 9 November 2017 7-8:30pm

Remembering War
Alwyn Turner, author of The Last Post: Music, Remembrance and the Great War will give a talk about the significance of the lone bugle call The Last Post and its relationship with the history, remembrance, and legacy of the First World War in today’s culture.
(www.alwynwturner.com).

Thursday 9th November 2017
Queen Charlotte Hall, RACC, Parkshot, Richmond
Street food available from 6.30pm. Door and bar from 7pm
Talk starts at 7.30pm


Tickets are £10 and can be purchased here or bought on the door.

Where

Queen Charlotte Hall
RACC
Parkshot, Richmond

Admission

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased online or bought on the door
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/remembering-war-a-lecture-by-alwyn-turner-in-commemoration-of-ww1-tickets-36723498974

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/remembering-war-a-lecture-by-alwyn-turner-in-commemoration-of-ww1-tickets-36723498974

Photographing the Fallen

Photographing the Fallen: A War Graves Photographer on the Western Front 1915-1919

  • 10 November 2017 7:30-8:30pm

Jeremy Gordon-Smith will be giving a talk with a small exhibition following the release of his latest book Photographing the Fallen: A War Graves Photographer on the Western Front 1915-1919. Come and hear about a lesser known aspect of the First World War through the lens of Jeremy's great great Uncle Ivan Bawtree.

Friday 10 November 2017 at 7.30pm. The venue is St Stephen's Church, Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2PD.

To view on Facebook visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/119144538793951. All are welcome so do share with any contacts who may be interested.

Where

St Stephen's Church
Richmond Road
Twickenham
TW1 2PD

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/119144538793951

The Road to Passchendaele book cover

The Road to Passchendaele

  • 11 November 2017 2-3:30pm

The Road to Passchendaele is the next volume in the highly-regarded series of books from the best-selling First World War historian Richard van Emden. Once again, using the winning formula of diaries and memoirs, and above all original photographs taken on illegally-held cameras by the soldiers themselves, Richard tells the story of 1917, of life both in and out of the line culminating in perhaps the most dreaded battle of them all, the Battle of Passchendaele. The viscous mud in which these men fought has come to symbolise the horror of the Great War.

Richard van Emden has interviewed over 270 veterans of the Great War and has written nineteen books about it including The Trench, The Last Fighting Tommy and The Soldier’s War, (all top ten bestsellers), Boy Soldiers of the Great War, Prisoners of the Kaiser, and, most recently, The Somme. His books sales now exceed 650,000 copies. Richard has worked on more than twenty-five television programmes on the Great War, including Britain’s Last Tommies and the award-winning Roses of No Man’s Land, Britain’s Boy Soldiers, War Horse: the Real Story and Hidden Histories: WW1's Forgotten Photographs.

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND
£5 includes refreshments.
Please book a place online www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.

Admission

£5 includes refreshments.
Please book a place online www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library or phone 01483 518737.

Website

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/heritageevents

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
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Journey’s End: RC Sherriff Learning Resource for KS4 English and History and Drama

http://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/sherriff-learning/

The RC Sherriff learning resource is based on the archives of Surrey author and playwright, RC Sherriff (1896–1975), whose First World War experiences led him to write the highly successful play Journey’s End. This free online resource is for secondary schools was funded by the HLF as part of our project 'To Journey's End and Beyond: the life and legacy of RC Sherriff'. It incorporates the three collections of Sherriff’s papers held at Surrey History Centre in Woking, which are now fully catalogued and accessible. The resource, featuring letters from the trenches, photographs and video, and a copyright-free script for a specially commissioned drama based on Sherriff's experiences, will enable teachers of KS4 English and History to involve Sherriff’s extraordinary story in their World War One, literature, creative writing, or drama lesson plans.

Creator

  • This online learning resource was created by Surrey History Centre as HLF as part of our project 'To Journey's End and Beyond: the life and legacy of RC Sherriff'

How to obtain

The online resource is free and available to all.

Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6ND
England

Website

www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyhistorycentre

E-mail

shs@surreycc.gov.uk

shs@surreycc.gov.uk

Telephone

01483 518737

01483 518737

Fax

01483 518738

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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