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Heritage events

Picture the Past - Half Term Activities

  • Tuesday 28 October – Saturday 1 November 2014 during normal opening hours
  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Come along to the Surrey History Centre and step back in time in our history scene. Make history props, dress up and add yourself to our great history picture. Try being a photo detective and other activities!
  • FREE
  • Parents/Guardians are responsible for supervising their children

The Quick and the Dead - A talk by Richard van Emden

  • The Surrey Heritage Annual Lecture
  • Saturday 8 November 2014 at 2.30pm
  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Tickets £10 each, including refreshments. Please Book Online or in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library.
  • The Quick and the Dead is the story not only of the soldiers who went to war and did not return, but also of the wives and children they left behind to mourn. This talk will look at how a whole nation came to terms with the devastating news of casualties at the front, and how a few unscrupulous individuals sought to profit from other people’s misery. It also examines the sometimes controversial subject of where the dead were to be interred, as well as how the fallen would be commemorated at the end of the Great War.

The Great War: From India to Woking

  • Tuesday 4 November – Saturday 29 November 2014 during normal opening hours
  • Free display in the foyer at Surrey History Centre , 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • More than a million Indian soldiers fought for Britain in the First World War. This display of images, produced by Woking Borough Council and the Shah Jahan Mosque, demonstrates the importance of Woking as both a site of worship and a final resting place for Muslim troops of the British Indian Army.  Discover the history of Woking’s Muslim Burial Ground, commissioned in 1915 and see the exciting new plans for this unique memorial.

Surrey Infantry’s World War One Victoria Crosses - A talk by Ian EJ Chatfield

  • Saturday 29 November 2014 at 2.30pm
  • At Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Tickets £5 each. Please Book Online or in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library.
  • This talk will tell the stories behind the award of the Victoria Cross to the 14 members of the Queen’s and East Surrey’s from the Defence of Hill 60 in the battle for Ypres to the capture of Turkish Guns in Palestine.  Private Dwyer at 19 years old was the youngest man to receive the award at the time and Private Jack Harvey who on his own captured an enemy dugout and compelled the 37 occupants to surrender are just two of the 14.

Family history research made easy!  Thursdays

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 PDF at the bottom of this page. 

Thursdays 5 February - 12 March 10am - 1pm £60 - can only be booked as a complete 6 week course

Please Book Online or in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library.

Family history research made easy!  Saturdays

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 PDF at the bottom of this page.

Saturdays 10am - 1pm £15 per individual session

10 January, 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 6 June. 

Please Book Online or in person at Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library.

Military Ancestry Roadshow

  • Saturday 18 April 2015 10.30am - 4.00pm
  • Andy Robertshaw at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Tickets, including refreshments, £5 until 31 August, thereafter £6.  Please Book Online.  Tickets can also be bought in person from Surrey History Centre or any Surrey Library. Credit card bookings can be made by telephone on 01483 543599, a small handling charge may apply.
  • Do you have medals, items of uniform, photos, letters or other ephemera from your family’s military past? Our panel of experts will help you identify them, guide you to further information sources and reveal what these items say about your relative’s military history.  No financial valuations will be given. Emphasis will be placed on the historical value of the items. You are welcome to bring along items from any military period although we would prefer you left live ammunition at home.
  • This event is part of Surrey Libraries’ War and Words programme of commemorative events for the First World War Centenary.

We Will Remember Them - First World War family history workshop in Surrey Libraries

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: 03 Jun 2013
  • Sally Jenkinson
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