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SurreyHeathMuseum

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SURREY HEATH MUSEUM

Knoll Road, Camberley GU15 3HD

01276 707284

www.surreyheath.gov.uk

 

Surrey Heath Museum is part of the Leisure Services Division of Surrey Heath Borough Council, and is located within the Council Offices in Camberley.

 

SURREY HEATH MUSEUM ILLUSTRATED TALKS

 

The Museum staff can provide a number of talks for local groups and societies. All are illustrated with slides and can be adjusted to run from 50 to 70 minutes, depending on the time available. No formal charge is made but a donation is appreciated (suggested level £ 15). The speaker can provide their own projector and extension lead, and a screen by arrangement.

 

Please note that, due to the level of demand, Museum talks get booked up many months in advance, so good notice is advisable. For talks highlighted with asterisks * transport is required.

 

Topics currently available are listed here. To arrange a booking or obtain more information, please contact:

SURREY HEATH MUSEUM

Knoll Road, Camberley GU15 3HD

01276 707284

www.surreyheath.gov.uk

Surrey Heath Museum is part of the Leisure Services Division of Surrey Heath Borough Council

 

"CAUGHT IN TIME"*

A visual history and tour of the Borough from 1865 to the present day, drawn from the Museum's extensive photographic collections.

 

ASPECTS OF VICTORIAN CHILDHOOD *

The life of a child in the Victorian and Edwardian period varied greatly according to family circumstances. This talk looks at that varied existence with reference to the home, schooling and toys. Local images are included wherever possible.

 

LEISURE & PLEASURE *

Pastimes & hobbies, sports, music and drama, outings, high days and holidays: a wealth of slides to illustrate how we made our own amusements in Surrey Heath in times gone by.

 

SHELTERS QUEUES AND HOME-MADE JAM *

A look at life on the Home Front and the days of "shelters, queues and home-made jam" in the Borough through the eyes of some of its residents, using their photographs and memories.

 

WEST END IN HISTORY *

A look at this historic Surrey Heath village, which developed from a collection of scattered hamlets, each with its own character, into a tightly-knit community in its own right.

 

BISLEY BITS *

A glimpse at life in the remote heathland village of Bisley and the features that gave it such a distinctive quality in days gone by.

 

FRIENDS IN DEED! *

The museum's art collection has been greatly enhanced over the last decade by the work of its Friends organisation and has many attractive local works both old and new, as this talk illustrates.

 

THE POULTER DRAWINGS *

Reginald and Bryant Poulter were Camberley's most prominent architects in the early twentieth century, responsible for some of our best-known buildings. Illustrated with their drawings and photographs, this talk also tells the history of some of those buildings.

 

THE FABULOUS FIFTIES

Based on images from our popular 1950s exhibition, this slide show illustrates the influence of the growth in population, popular culture and the new industries on life in Surrey Heath.

 

FLORAL GLORIES

A fascinating insight into the history of the local nursery industry and the lives of those who owned and worked in them, together with an overview of how Surrey Heath fitted into and influenced the story of nursery gardening nationally.

 

BUlLT TO SERVE

An outline of the development of Camberley and Yorktown, which emphasises the role of the Royal Military College and the Staff College in the formation of these settlements. The talk also illustrates changes that took place up to the late 20th century.

 

ARMY, ARMY EVERYWHERE

This talk covers the development of the Borough in the 20th century including the villages of Bisley, Deepcut and Mytchett.

 

THE 1853 CAMP ON CHOBHAM COMMON

The north-west Surrey heathland was used for military camps for centuries but this was probably the most famous example, visited by Queen Victoria and many tourists. This talk looks at the background to the camp and assesses its impact on the area.

 

WINDLESHAM - A VILLAGE IN VIEW

The history of Windlesham' s development- its people and places.

 

ROAD, RAIL AND ROYALTY IN BAGSHOT

How the village of Bagshot developed because of its position on a major coaching road to the West Country, the importance of Bagshot Park and the coming of the railway.

 

CHOBHAM AND BURROWHILL

A brief history of the village and some of the men who set up in business there, many of whom have left their mark in local site names associated with them or their trades across the centuries.

 

THEY LIVED THEIR LIVES IN FRIMLEY & FRIMLEY GREEN

Based on a Museum exhibition this talk explores the way of life of the inhabitants of these historic villages

 

THE MANOR OF FRIMLEY

A brief history of Frimley and Frimley Green from the time when Chertsey Abbey owned the manor to the villages of the present day.

 

FAITH IN FRIMLEY

A history of churches and chapels in the Frimley area from the tiny 15th century "Chapel of Ease" of St Mary to the churches of the present day.

 

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES

What the Museum's records can offer for those interested in house and family history research within Surrey Heath. -Please note - this is not a slide talk

 

TRADITIONAL VILLAGE CRAFTS & TRADES

Find out about traditional types of employment in Chobham and Windlesham -which trades flourished and why.

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