BOOK NEWS! Medieval historian Julia Hickey has published a new book “The Son that Elizabeth the First Never Had”, on Robert Dudley’s illegitimate son. Buy it (£6 off!) at: Pen and Sword Books: Titles by Julia A Hickey (pen-and-sword.co.uk) More on Julia at http://thehistoryjar.com
You are warmly invited to the Dorking Society AGM which this year will be held at Dorking Library on Tuesday 10th May. The Dorking Society is the governing body of the DLHG. Please arrive after 7pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm. We will conduct the business… Continue reading Dorking Society AGM
Some DLHG members will be going to see two history-related local plays in the spring. On Monday March 14th, Guildford’s Mil Theatre (next to the Yvonne Arnaud) delves into some murky German family history with a one-woman musical, “Dispatches on a Red Dress”. See http://www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/whats-on/dispatches-red-dress… Continue reading Two Local Theatre Trips!
If you haven’t booked already, please book soon, places are limited on both trips. The coach trip to Weald & Downland Living Museum is on Thursday 16 June 2022, tickets £22 eachThe “Lewis Carroll & Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” walk around Guildford is on Sunday… Continue reading Booking for Coach Trip and Lewis Carroll Walk
Four short talks by DLHG members.
The spread of the Omicron variant is a bit worrying. We are keeping an eye on the figures and will decide whether January’s talk on “Dorking Music Hall” by Brian O’Gorman (Official Historian of the British Music Hall Society) will be live at Junction Road… Continue reading Covid Considerations, 2022
We’ve got a bonus Zoom talk on November 8th this year – “Remembering the heroes from all over the Commonwealth: BlackPoppyRose Campaign” by Selena Carty, on the important contribution made by black servicemen from the Caribbean, Africa & elsewhere in WW1, WW2 & other wars… Continue reading More Events, 2021 & 2022!
On 10th Nov 2021, 15 DLHG members enjoyed an guided walk around Godalming following the story of Jack Phillips, chief radio operator of the Titanic, and a true local hero. See “Some DLHG Event Pictures” (under “More” on the main menu) for some pix
The DS AGM 2021 will be held on 9th September 2021 19:30 at Dorking’s Crossways Community Baptist Church.
AGM papers are at https://dlhgorguk.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/dorking-society-dec-20-accounts-with-owen-russ-signed.pdf
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. Want to learn more? Click post heading.
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