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Surrey History Trust

 Inaugurated by HRH The Prince of Wales

Shaping the future of Surrey's Past

A vast treasury of irreplaceable records of Surrey's proud past have been brought together at the Surrey History Centre in Woking, in a building designed to provide the highest standards of conservation for present and future generations to enjoy.

Interest in the past has never been greater but we need to

  • locate documents which are at risk, often because their owners are not aware of their importance
  • identify and preserve key records of our own time which exist in electronic formats
  • capture the interest of schoolchildren and students in these unique windows into the past
  • step up the work of repairing fragile and vulnerable items
  • make old film more accessible by copying onto video
  • increase public awareness by putting more of our catalogues and indexes onto the world wide web

Much has been achieved by Surrey History Centre, funded by Surrey County Council. But so much more remains to be done.

How can you help?

By supporting the trust you will help it to:

  • raise funds to secure the purchase and conservation of collections
  • sponsor exhibitions and events
  • promote links with schools and universities
  • work with Surrey businesses to ensure the preservation of important business archives

Benefits of Trust membership

As a member of Surrey History Trust you will know that your contribution is helping to rescue and promote Surrey's history.

You will also

  • receive a regular newsletter and the Trust's annual report
  • be invited to events at Surrey History Centre, including private views of exhibitions
  • have the opportunity to volunteer for special projects

Members of the Trust will elect their own Members' Committee, which will

  • work with the Trustees to promote the aims of the Trust
  • organise events for members, including visits to places not normally open to the public

Joining the Trust

Membership is open to individuals, families and corporate bodies.

Local history and other interested groups are invited to affiliate to the Trust. Affiliated groups will receive regular information about the Trust's activities but affiliation does not confer membership rights.

Please click on the link below for a Membership Application Form with current subscription rates

Alternatively, please contact:

  • The Secretary, Surrey History Trust, Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
  • Telephone: 01483 518737 Fax: 01483 518738
  • Email:

Registered company no: 3661474

Registered charity no: 1076586

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