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Woking Palace and its Park Spring/Summer Talks Programme

The Friends of Woking Palace are delighted to announce details of the Woking Palace and its Park talk programme for this Spring/Summer.  The talks are varied, and will celebrate the Tudor period and archaeology as part of the Woking Palace and its Park, a 3-year Heritage Lottery Funded community-based project, led by the Friends of Woking Palace, which aims to cast light on the development of Woking Palace and its surrounding 590 acre deer Park, from its earliest days right through to modern times, including its glorious Tudor heyday.

  • Thursday 20 March 2014 "From manor to Palace - excavating the moated site at Woking".  Rob Poulton, Surrey County Archaeological Unit.  7.30pm at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND. Tickets free but please book
  • Saturday 26 April 2014 "Richard III in Surrey: A Drama in Four Acts".  Mike Page, County Archivist, Surrey County Council.  2.30pm at The Lightbox, Woking GU21 4AA. Tickets £5.00 each.
  • Friday 9 May 2014 "Archaeology without Digging: Aerial Photography, LiDAR and Geophysics".  Richard Savage, Vice President Surrey Archaeological Society, former Chairman Friends of Woking Palace.  1.00 pm at The Lightbox, Woking GU21 4AA. Tickets free but please book.
  • Saturday 14 June 2014 "The Game of Kings: A rich history of Real Tennis - its origins, equipment, courts and colourful exponents through to the present day".  Lesley Ronaldson, Hampton Court Palace Lecturer and Real Tennis Professional.  2.30pm at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND. Tickets £5.00 each

Booking is essential for all these talks.  A booking form can be found at the bottom of this page, or email or phone 01483 518737 and ask for Rebecca Doorbar.

Education in Surrey - Surrey Archaeological Society Local History Committee Annual Symposium on 5 April 2014

Terrific Transport

Saturday 5 April – Thursday 17 April 2014 during our normal opening hours

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

Come along to Surrey History Centre to find out about the history of Surrey transport and enjoy fun crafts, a quiz and other activities.

Free drop in family activities!

Parents/Guardians are responsible for supervising their children

Family History Research Made Easy

Six Workshops with professional genealogists and archivists

10am - 1pm at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND

  • Tuesday 29 April 2014 An introduction to family history
  • Tuesday 6 May 2014 Crofts, castles, trades and professions
  • Tuesday 13 May 2014 Schools and workhouses
  • Tuesday 20 May 2014 Fighting talk: an introduction to military records
  • Tuesday 27 May 2014 Mad, bad and sometimes sad: hospitals, asylums, prisons, courts, institutions
  • Tuesday 3 June 2014 Moving on: immigration, emigration and transportation

Booking is essential. Please book at Surrey History Centre or phone 01483 518737

£12 per session (£60 if you book all six sessions)

Polish Refugees in post-war Surrey: A story of a displaced wartime community

A talk for Refugee Week by Wies Rogalski

Thursday 26 June 2014 7.30pm - 8.30pm

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

Tickets £5 each.  Please Book Online or at Surrey History Centre.

Wies Rogalski was born in Guildford to Polish parents who were displaced to Britain in 1947. For the first six years of his life he lived in a disused Canadian army base called Tweedsmuir Camp which stood near Thursley Village in Surrey. The camp, rather than being demolished after the war, was used to house Polish ex-service men and women who had been demobilised in Britain. This talk is an illustrated presentation about Wies’ life at Tweedsmuir and his family’s integration into British society. Wies and his brother Zen, have lead an HLF project to capture the memories of those who lived at Tweedsmuir Camp. The project DVD and book will be available to purchase at the talk (correct money or cheques only please). The Polish Community in Tweedsmuir Camp in Surrey after World War Two is priced £12, and the DVD In Their Own Words - Members of Tweedsmuir Camp community talk about life in a Polish Resettlement Camp, is £9.99. All proceeds go to the maintenance of the Tweedsmuir Camp Exhibition at the Rural Life Centre, Tilford.

Woking Palace Excavations September 2014

We Will Remember Them - First World War family history workshops in Surrey Libraries September 2014

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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