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ROUND-UP: More graduates to Youth Engagement Scheme; Visitors to Surrey could benefit from virtual reality

More graduates to Youth Engagement Scheme Eleven more young people have completed Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s Youth Engagement Scheme to learn a range of key skills to help them in the future. The latest course took place at Walton Fire Station and means that more than 600 young people aged 14 to 17 with … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Surrey History Centre archive chronicles real people and events behind new Journey’s End film

A treasure trove of letters and photos chronicling the real people and events behind the major new British film Journey’s End is accessible to everyone through the Surrey History Centre. The archive documents the life of RC Sherriff, who drew on his experiences serving in the First World War to write the renowned 1920s play … Continue reading

Surrey history treasure trove achieves national accreditation

Surrey County Council’s History Centre has been accredited for its care in preserving nine centuries of Surrey’s heritage. The centre in Woking was awarded Archive Service Accreditation by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee for demonstrating high standards in looking after records and making them accessible to the public. Surrey History Centre is the county’s record office and … Continue reading

Surrey’s role in the fight for women’s voting rights to be celebrated thanks to £100,000 National Lottery grant

A project to commemorate Surrey’s role in the fight for women’s right to vote has won a National Lottery grant of almost £100,000. Surrey County Council’s History Centre has been awarded the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore and chronicle the contributions that local people made to the cause of women’s suffrage. Surrey … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Fostering event in Surrey; Workshop to divert youngsters from crime; Dementia carers’ coffee mornings

Fostering event in Surrey Potential foster carers can find out more about the role at an event being held this month by Surrey County Council. The open evening at Cranleigh Library will be opened by Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement Linda Kemeny. It will see people who foster, children they look after and … Continue reading

Call for volunteers to unearth the story of Wilfred Owen’s military training camp

An army of volunteers is needed to help uncover the secrets of a former Surrey military camp where renowned war poet Wilfred Owen penned a prelude to his famous ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’. A century after Owen trained for First World War service at the camp near Godalming, Surrey County Council’s archeological unit is leading … Continue reading

ROUND UP: BBC historian to give Magna Carta talk; Nominate your unsung hero; Learn new digital skills at Guildford Library

BBC historian to give Magna Carta talk Historian Dr Nick Barratt, who has made regular appearances on BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, will give a talk in Surrey on the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. The ‘1215 And All That’ talk takes place at Surrey History Centre, Woking, on Saturday … Continue reading

Surrey History Centre to feature in BBC documentary on Alice author Lewis Carroll

A groundbreaking BBC documentary on Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll draws heavily on extensive collections of letters and photos housed in Surrey. Surrey County Council’s History Centre holds several significant Carroll archives featuring many of his original photos, sketches, notes and letters to family and friends. Filming at Surrey History Centre in Woking forms … Continue reading

VIDEO: Earliest recorded reference to baseball features Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales played baseball in Ashley Park in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, in 1749, it has emerged. That is six years before William Bray described playing the game near Guildford in Surrey in a handwritten diary entry that has been verified as the earliest known manuscript reference to the game in the world. The latest discovery … Continue reading

Surrey’s history goes digital

Surrey County Council has teamed up with family history website Ancestry.co.uk to publish thousands of historic documents online from as far back as the Tudor period. The records will bring to life the lives of millions of people who have lived, worked and died in Surrey. They include Church of England baptism, marriage and burial … Continue reading

Surrey History Centre scoops national award at the Who Do You Think You Are Live event

Surrey County Council’s History Centre won the Archive of the Year Award at Who Do You Think You Are Live in London’s Olympia. The national award was voted for by readers of Your Family History Magazine who were impressed with the quality of Surrey’s archive, its ease of access and friendly, professional service. Julian Pooley, … Continue reading

Visions of Surrey’s past

A free exhibition of watercolours is giving gallery-goers a fascinating glimpse into Surrey’s past. Artworks by father and son John and Edward Hassell are on display at the Lightbox in Woking until 19 February. The pair produced more than 2,000 watercolours of Surrey during the early 1800s. This exhibition, organised with Surrey County Council’s History … Continue reading

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