The Dorking Local History Group (DLHG)holds monthly talks with guest speakers on history, local and not-so-local, at Dorking, and has recently branched into holding Zoom lectures with guest speakers from around the country. It also organises several outings a year for members.
DLHG also initiates research into the history of the area and works with Dorking Museum to support research. A few of our members actively research and publish, but most just attend meetings and events, and enjoy the twice yearly newsletter and annual journal.
For many years the Dorking Society has sponsored the placing of Blue Plaques in Dorking and its surrounding areas to commemorate people who have lived locally and played an important part in society whether within the UK or globally. To take this initiative into the 21st century and make it ever more relevant we are looking for someone who will undertake some research and development for us. The purpose of this will be to:
- Establish what criteria we should adopt for selecting the people we wish to commemorate.
- Create a process by which potential candidates can be agreed by the trustees of the Dorking Society.
- Create a delivery process so that once an individual has been approved their plaque can be funded, erected and publicised.
This is a voluntary role for which no particular skills or past experience is needed other than enthusiasm and a willingness to be creative! If this appeals to you Penny Tompkins: email firstname.lastname@example.org would very much like to hear from you for a chat.
c/o Dorking Museum, The Old Foundry, 62 West Street
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