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Magna Carta Women Display

  • 1 – 7 July 2015 at Surrey History Centre, Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND
  • Free display in foyer during normal opening hours.
  • Artist, Tracy Satchwill has created a playful collage that captures the journey of British women over the last 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta. The 4-piece panel highlights some of the notable women and men that have had an influence on British women and their long and arduous journey towards individual rights and freedoms.

GIS-Enabled Tithe and OS maps of Surrey

  • A one day course at Surrey History Centre, Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND
  • The course is being run twice: Thursday 11 June 2015 and Saturday 25 July 2015
  • 11am – 3.15pm (Registration from 10.30am)
  • Tutor David Young
  • Fee £10
  • Surrey History Centre is launching a new range of 'seamless' GIS-enabled digital tithe and 25inch OS maps of Surrey. This course will provide an introduction to the maps and the software needed to use them.
  • For course details and more about the maps, please see the PDF at the bottom of this page
  • Please book online, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

The Lushingtons and their Circle

  • Monday 6 July 2015
  • Refreshments from 6.30pm, event 7pm - 9pm
  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • A talk by Dr David Taylor FSA based on his work researching and cataloguing the archive of the Lushington family of Ockham and Cobham. This extremely important archive provides insights into the lives of numerous well known figures from the Victorian period as well as wonderful snapshots of life in Surrey and London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Join David for this free talk which will follow the Surrey History Trust AGM.
  • To reserve a place please contact the Surrey History Trust at shs@surreycc.gov.uk or 01483 518737.


Digging The Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front - Andy Robertshaw

  • Saturday 11 July 2.30pm - 3.30pm
  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND
  • This talk, linked to the book of the same name examines the ways in which archaeology can inform the understanding and interpretation of the Great war. The presentation uses a number of case studies to explore how the remains of soldiers found during excavation can be identified after being missing in action for nearly 100 years.
  • Tickets £5
  • Please book online, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

Roobarb and Custard - Free Summer Holiday Drop In Activities!

  • Tuesday 4 August - Friday 28 August 2015 during normal opening times
  • Come along to the Surrey History Centre for our free drop in activities based on the popular cartoon - Roobarb and Custard. Enjoy fun crafts like creating your own story board, quizzes, colouring in, mask making and much more!
  • Parents/Guardians are responsible for supervising their children
  • Roobarb and Custard courtesy of A+Btv, Grange Calveley and Bob Godfrey Family

Family history research made easy!

  • Are you looking to research your family history but don't know where to start? Run by genealogists and archivists, this six week course will cover all you need to know to enhance your research, as well as providing many tips of the trade.
  •  For course details and dates please see the PDF at the bottom of this page.
     Fridays 10am - 1pm at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND
  • £60 for whole course
  • Six consecutive Friday mornings (10am - 1pm): 18 September, 25 September, 2 October, 9 October, 16 October and 23 October.
  • Please book online, in person at Surrey History Centre or in any Surrey Library, or phone 01483 518737.

Identification and recording of finds

Come along to Guildford Museum and see David Williams, Surrey Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. For people with metal detectors and other finders of objects of archaeological interest. Second Saturday of each month 11am to 1pm at Guildford Museum 01483 444750.

Surrey History Centre made easy

Why not join us at Surrey History Centre for an informal tour of the search room? This half hour informative tour includes an introduction to using the indexes and catalogues, how to explore the maps and library and how to order documents from the strong rooms. First Tuesday each month 10am to 10.30am. No need to book. Free of charge.

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  • Updated: 29 Jun 2015

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