Marvels of the month

Seal of Priory of St Mary Overy Southwark 2609/11/3/2Every week, a wide assortment of archive documents and local studies material from a variety of sources passes through our doors to join the six miles of records in our strongrooms. Behind the scenes, we work closely with the records, diligently cataloguing, cleaning, conserving and packaging them so that they can be made available to the public. It's work that we thoroughly enjoy, and everyone here has a tale to tell: whether it's the story behind a favourite book, the background to an unusual collection, or how we repaired a very fragile document.

Each month, the Surrey Heritage teams showcase their own particular "Marvel of the Month".

For our March Marvel of the Month, we discover a wealth of early wax seals in the estate papers of a prominent Surrey family.

For LGBT+ History Month in February, we explored the little-known Surrey connections of Second World War codebreaker, Alan Turing.

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