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Marvels of the month

Pages and photograph from an Admission Register for the Royal Philanthropic School in Redhill.  George Henry Lambert had been sent to the school following a conviction for stealing a copper urinal!  In 1906 he emigrated to Canada.  According to the Canadian Passenger Lists (www.ancestry.com) he arrived at Halifax Nova Scotia on route to Winnipeg on 19 March 1906.  We lose sight of him in Canada and this may have been because he changed his name.  Despite the glowing testimonials from the letter books, many children who emigrated to Canada suffered from the stigma of being a 'Home Child' and did their best to hide their origins. (SHC ref 2271/10/23)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".

For our April Marvel of the Month, we discover how a reformatory farm school in Surrey sought to improve the lives of young criminals.

For our March Marvel of the Month, we showcased artists, photographers and poets who found inspiration in the Surrey landscape.

For our February Marvel of the Month, we commemorated the lives and achievements of the LGBT community in Surrey.


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