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.
Booking is essential for all these talks. A booking form can be found at the bottom of this page, or email email@example.com or phone 01483 518737 and ask for Rebecca Doorbar.
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
Six Workshops with professional genealogists and archivists
10am - 1pm at Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
Booking is essential. Please book at Surrey History Centre or phone 01483 518737
£12 per session (£60 if you book all six sessions)
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.
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
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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