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 Programme of Events 2017-2018

 
 
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Events for 2018

The programme of event for 2018 is now finalised. Further details will be placed on this page after the details have been sent to members. However, in the interim please note:

The AGM will be on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at 8pm at St Lawrence School. As well as the formal part of the meeting, a talk will be given by our Chair, Jenny Wood. The talk is entitled ‘Molesey Then and Now – a Journey of Discovery’ and will describe how our recent book was researched and written.

This is following several requests by local organisations to hear this talk and the success of that given at the Library in September. It is felt the Society should hear this before other local people hear.

The talk by Dr. David Taylor, has been postponed and will now be on Thursday, 18th October 2018.
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.