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The Society meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Surbiton Library Annexe, located behind the war memorial on Ewell Road.  Teas and coffees are available at 7:30pm with the talk starting at 7:45.

Our next evening:

Tues 5 November 2019 –  ‘Christmas on the Home Front’ by Mike Brown
Interesting excerpts from his book of the same name. The outbreak of war in 1939 saw the disappearance of many traditional British celebrations. Guy Fawkes’ Night went immediately – gunpowder production was needed for the war effort and bonfires contravened the blackout. Summer holidays became a thing of the past and Easter all but disappeared as chocolate – and even real eggs – went ‘on the ration’. In spite of this the nation remained determined to celebrate Christmas as a time of family and community; a time when war could be set aside, if only for a day.

**STOP PRESS**
Tues 3 Dec – Christmas Event – a talk by Sharon Wright on her new book, The Mother of the Brontes, (with a book signing too) plus our usual food & festivities!
The Daily Telegraph gave it five stars and called it ‘a fine bit of detective work’.
Follow this link to Sharon Wright

 

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

The Society also run a number of outings in the year; email lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com

or surbitonhistoricalsociety32@gmail.com

for more information or enquire at any of our meetings.