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Our January DAYTIME talk on TUESDAY 24 January at Methodist Church Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton.
The Forgotten Boys of the Sea – by Caroline Withall
Talk starts 2.30pm
The Marine Society is well known for sending boys to the Royal Navy but, as this talk will show, supplying apprentices for merchant ships became the society’s main focus. Dr Withall will also address broader social and economic issues within British and maritime history, drawing upon data on over 22,000 of these ‘forgotten’ boys.
 
 
Our February EVENING talk is on TUESDAY 7 February at the CornerHouse.
The History of Cleaveland Road – by Bob Phillips
Find out about the history of a street full of workmen’s cottages, built in the 1850s – part of the early growth of Surbiton.  The study grew out of an interesting experiment in a “people’s museum exhibition” and is a prompt for some general thoughts about writing very local history.
 
We are holding 2 afternoon talks this winter due to popular demand! 
PLEASE NOTE: These will be at the Methodist Church Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton.
 
Tuesday 15 November – The History of Trafalgar Square by Trevor Strong
Tuesday 24th January – The Forgotten Boys of the Sea – by Caroline Withall
 
 
Evening Talks
The Society usually meets on the first Tuesday of every month.  We now have a new venue which is Covid safe and very friendly and social. It has a bar too!There is no need to pre-book a place but it helps to let us know if you are planning to attend.

 

Doors open 7pm.  Please follow the one way signs and enter through the bar area.

Talk starts at 7.30pm.

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The CornerHOUSE Arts Centre
116 Douglas Rd,
Surbiton
KT6 7SB

All are welcome to join and hear a variety of talks on historical topics. Visitors fee is £2, or an annual subscription of £15.

See our updated Programme 2022/2023 for the list of talks we have planned.

The Society also usually run a number of outings in the year but these are on hold until next year.

Email surbitonhistoricalsociety32@gmail.com

or our Membership Secretary Mrs Ann Glover ann.glover418@outlook.com

for more information or enquire at any of our meetings.