Talks start at 8pm (doors open 7:40pm)


2018 The Gallery, Christ Church, Jubilee Square, Woking GU21 6 YG

2019  Hall 2, Maybury Centre, Board School Road, Woking GU21 5HD

2018 Programme

Monday October 1         
Woking in the 50s and 60s. (David Rose)

Monday November 5 

50th anniversary party with committee talks on various topics

Monday December 3 

AGM and members’ evening. Richard Langtree will talk on William Hamilton

2019 Programme

Monday  February 4th
'Cannabis, combined with a stimulant in large doses, rather than small ones, may be given'. A look at drug use in Victorian Asylums (Helen Gristwood)

Monday March 4th
Heroes and villains of the Basingstoke Canal (Roger Cansdale)

Monday April 1st
Women and the Victorian Army (Dan Allen)

Monday June 3rd
Painshill: the restoration (Cherrill Sands)

Monday July 1st
Visit to St Nicholas Church, Pyrford. Members only.

Monday September 2nd
History of Ottershaw (Hannah Lane)

Monday October 7th
Caring for 'those that pinch and suffer want.' The treatment of the poor in post-Restoration Woking (Catherine Ferguson)

Monday November 4th
The 1911 Census - progress so far (Helen Gristwood and Dick Carpenter)

Monday December 2nd
AGM and members evening

There is an opportunity to socialize over refreshments before and after each talk.

Non-members are welcome at meetings at a cost of £3.   No need to book, just turn up

Any queries about the meetings please email the Society on

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