FUTURE MEETINGS(Unless stated, all meetings will be held in Lawnsmead Hall, Wonersh)Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 8pmAlan Turton‘The Mary Rose’Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 8pmRod Weale‘Researching the names on Cranleigh War Memorial’Saturday 16 March 2019 at 2.30pmMichael Miller‘The Tillingbourne Valley in old photographs’SAVE THE DATESaturday 10 November 2018In conjunction with the Memorial Hall Committee we areplanning an event for the 100th anniversary of thesigning of the Great War Armistice
Work on planning and preparing for this event has been progressing in recent months. While the main exhibition will take place in Wonersh Memorial Hall, we have also secured the involvement of St John’s Parish Church, the United Reformed Church, and St John’s Seminary. All three locations will be open on the day and will be hosting activities related to the centennial event. We have also received indications of involvement from Church Green Trust, Wonersh & Shamley Green School, Wonersh Players, the Scouts, Guides and Brownies and discussions with others are ongoing. We have secured a display of clothes from the 1914-18 period, and Surrey-based film footage relating to the 1914-18 period from Surrey History Centre.The event will cover both World Wars and in addition to displaying photographs, maps, documents and artefacts from our own archive, we have also been promised private documents (photographs, letters, postcards etc.) belonging to a family whose relative is among those listed as killed on the WW1 memorial plaque in St John’s Church. The History Society has been busy researching not only those who fell, but also those who served and survived which research will be included in the Memorial Hall exhibition on November 10th.While we are very pleased with the degree of interest already shown in the Armistice Event we are still looking for items to include in the display. We would also like to hear from people willing to help on the day, or who would be willing to participate in some other way in this community event.