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 Programme of Events 2018

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There is a charge of £1 for members to attend our meetings. Guests are welcome and there is a charge of £3. There will be advance booking for the event at the Clore Centre on Wednesday 23 May and the visits to Imber Court Museum, which will initially be open to members only. Details will be announced.

Events for 2018

Saturday 9 June 2018
Molesey Carnival

We will be at the Carnival as usual and hope you will drop into our tent to see the displays and have a chat.

Wednesday 25 July 2018, 10.30 am
Wednesday 29 August 2018, 10.30 am
Visit to Imber Court Museum
Ember Lane, KT8 0BT

Police horses are a familiar sight around Molesey and this is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, with a guided tour of the stables and the museum at Imber Court. Numbers are limited, so please email Doreen Freeman on or, telephone 020 8979 0059 to book a place.

Tuesday 18 September 2018, 8 pm
Archaeological Treasures of the Thames – a talk by Malcolm Head, Dredger Master
St Lawrence School, Church Road, KT8 9DR

Thursday, 18th October 2018
The Weybridge Diggers – a talk by David Taylor
Hurst Park School, Hurst Road, KT8 1QS

David has written several books on the history of Cobham, Surrey as well as contributing to a variety of other publications such as the Surrey Archaeological Society Collections and Country Life magazine. It was David’s early passion for local history that led him to research the history of the now internationally famous eighteenth century landscape garden at Painshill. (See Talk by Cherrill Sands - Wednesday 26 April 2017, 8 pm).
A particular interest in the 17th century has led David to make a study of the life and times of Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers, a nationally important revolutionary group which sprang up in the local area at the time of the English Revolution. It is this subject that will be the theme of his talk, so put the date in your diaries now.

Friday 23 November 2018, 8 pm
‘1968 and All That’ - A History of Flooding in Molesey
Imber Court, Ember Lane, KT8 0BT