Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Alchemist Theatre Company

To commemorate the centenary of WW1 a new musical is being researched, written and performed at the Surrey History Centre in November 2014.
We are looking for forty volunteers to join us at the Centre as we unearth untold stories of Surrey’s home front. You will be trained how to research through old newspapers, files, diaries and field logs. Together we will piece together the story of Surrey’s home front and under the leadership of writer Luke Clarke, shape the story of the musical.
This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in their county’s heritage to get involved and discover for themselves what a rich past there is to find at the Surrey History centre. This opportunity is open to all, both in and outside of Surrey. For those passionate volunteers that would like more involvement there will be opportunities to be involved with the project beyond the research day.
No matter your age or background, if you’re a budding historian, interested in writing or just a musical enthusiast, if you can offer a couple of hours of your time, we’re looking and calling for you!


The History of Disability In Surrey

The Freewheelers Theatre Company present a collection of short films documenting and inspired by stories of people and disability in Surrey from over 100 years ago.

At this special launch event, staged in conjunction with the Surrey History Centre, the films will be introduced by the filmmakers themselves, members of The Freewheelers’ Media Group. The screening will be followed by questions and answers. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday 14 May at 3pm
Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road Woking, GU21 6ND
This is a FREE event, but places should be booked in advance through Surrey History Centre, in person or on 01483 518737

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Meetings in 2015

Following consultation with Society members, the Committee have decided that meetings in 2015 will be held in the Holiday Inn, Woking. Meetings from September to December 2014 will be held in Mayford Village Hall to fulfil our contract with them.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Story of the People's Cathedral

Between 1952 and 1961 200,000 brick-givers made the construction of Guildford Cathedral possible. With the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Cathedral is hoping to bring the stories of the brick- givers to life. They are looking for people who are willing to have their memories recorded, and also volunteers to record these memories. Appropriate training will be given.
If you are interested, please contact Helen Ellis at  01483 547888

Woking Palace

Excavations will take place from Wednesday 10th September until Friday 26th September. If you are interested in taking part in the dig, please contact the Friends of Woking Palace via their website (linked to the right of this page) or at