Saturday, 17 April 2021

Family history and the media

 Nick Barratt will talk to us about 'Family history and the media' on Monday 10th May at 8pm on Zoom. You need to be a member of Woking History Society to enjoy this talk, but annual membership costs only £10 for a single and £15 for 2 people living in the same household. Membership entitles you to a monthly talk and an e-journal published every 6-8 weeks. If you would like to join us, please either reply on or directly to the treasurer who's details can be found on the 'membership page.

Thursday, 4 March 2021

The golden age of postcards

 Michael Miller will give a talk on The golden age of postcards on Monday 12th April. The talk will be on Zoom and will commence at 8pm. Our society is thriving and if you would like to join us, please email us on 

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

What we do

 Woking History Society is active and thriving. We hold monthly talks, via Zoom, and produce an electronic journal on a 2 monthly basis. Admittedly, Zoom meetings have been forced upon us but they are proving extremely popular, with an average of 45 people attending each meeting!

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

The aristocrat, the able seaman and the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic.

 Our next talk will be by Angela Young on March 1st at 8pm via Zoom. She will be speaking about 'the aristocrat, the able seaman and the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic'. 

How to join us and the Programme for 2021


If you would like to join our Society, Annual Membership costs are £10 for an individual or £15 for 2 people living in the same house. For all payment methods and details, please send us an email on  

Scheduled talks for this year include:

March 1st Angela Young - The aristocrat, the able seaman and the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic.
April 12th Michael Miller – The golden age of postcards.
May 10th Nick Barratt – Family history and the media
June 7th Carol Rahn – Growing up in wartime Battersea .
Jul 5th Alan Wright - Moving On - the Gypsy experience in Victorian and Edwardian Surrey.
Sept 6th Talk on John Lewis/ Waitrose history and archives
Oct 4th Dan Allen – Women in World War I
Nov 1st Emma Warren - Chertsey Abbey 

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

 Meetings on Zoom

All meetings are being held on Zoom for the time being. A full programme for next year is listed under 'Talks'.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

WHS e-journal

We have replaced our Newsletter and e-bulletin with an e-journal. The first edition went out on April 14th and we are delighted with the response from our members. Here are a selection of comments:

I thought a really good job was done, and in the most trying of circumstances. I was especially struck by Jan Mihell’s piece on the hazards of mooring large vessels to the load-bearing structures of riverside pubs in the 18th Century.

Well done with the e-journal. Very interesting articles.

Thank you for all your hard work. The e-journal is much appreciated and very professionally done.

An excellent read.

Super newsletter. I found all the articles informative.

This is great.

Looks good.

It looks splendid.