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Marvels of the month

Residents of Trinidad, c.1880s. From an album of the 31st Regiment of Foot, later the East Surrey Regiment (SHC ref ESR/2/13/4 p.75)Every 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 "Marvels of the Month".

Our October Marvel of the Month celebrates the histories of black communities and individuals who have made their home in Surrey.

For our September Marvel of the Month, our March of the Women team told the story behind the bombing of David Lloyd George's house in 1913.

Our August Marvel of the Month described the discovery of Neolithic Peterborough Ware by Surrey County Archaeological Unit (SCAU) during excavations at a site near Staines.

For our July Marvel, to mark the centenary year of the death of Sir Hubert Parry, the Lushington family's friendship with the great British composer was revealed in family papers held at Surrey History Centre.

Our June Marvel told the story behind two First World War photographs from the Surrey Regiment collections.

Our May Marvel revealed the restoration of Sir William More's journal from the Loseley Manuscripts.

Our April Marvel explored the growing popularity of cycling in the county since the 1870s.

Our March Marvel revealed extraordinary First World War training notes and hand-drawn plan of Deepcut and Blackdown Camps.

Our February Marvel examined one of the most infamous icons of Victorian Britain.


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