Ephemera from Dorking and the surrounding areas

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic – we will only be sending items out once a week.

These items have been donated to the Museum or are duplicates from our Museum archive department.

Dinner Menu for the Dorking Report Centre – 1945

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

 A four page programme with a menu and a list of toasts.

There are Museum notations on the front.

The item is priced at £3.00 

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A Brief History of Coldharbour

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

An 8 page leaflet with 5 pages of (very) closely typed information about Coldharbour from the Iron Age to the 1950’s.

The item is priced at 50p

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Ralph Vaughan Williams Dorking Trail

A leaflet produced by the Museum, Surrey Performing Arts Library and MVDC.

A short walk through Dorking highlighting places where Ralph Vaughan Williams spent time.

The item is priced at 75p

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‘Songs of Praise’ Ticket and Timetable

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

 A small ticket for ‘Songs of Praise’ from St. Martin’s Church.

The timetable is on the back. 

There are Museum notations on the back.

The item is priced at £2.00 

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“Blitz” Party Invitation

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

 A small invitation to a party in Holmbury Saint Mary organised by the Royal Army Service Corps during WW2.

The item is priced at £2.00. See more images and buy it online here.

The Dorking Swimming Club – Challenge Cup Rules

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

 A small two page booklet with all the rules from the Dorking Swimming Club.

The Challenge Cup was a 1/2 mile race from Castle Mill to Boxhill Bridge and back again. 

The item is priced at £2.00. See more images and buy it online here.

Eighteenth Century Cricket in Dorking Programme

A programme to commemorate 225 years of cricket in Dorking. 

32 page booklet with black and white photographs and drawings. Including the history of cricket and life in Dorking in the 18th Century.

The booklet is priced at £2.00

To see more images and to buy it online here.

1984 Hut Foundation Westcott Silver Jubilee Programme

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

A programme of events for the 1984 Silver Jubilee of the Hut Foundation in Westcott.

A menu card for the Gala Dinner on Saturday 28th April 1984

There are Museum notations on the back of each item.

The item is priced at £3.00 

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Penny Readings from North Holmwood Schools

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

 A four page programme of readings by teachers from North Holmwood schools.

There are Museum notations on the front and back.

The item is priced at £2.00 

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The Silent Pool of Shere by Wilfred E. Dexter

The story of John Lackland.

A poem.

The staples are a little rusty.

The item is priced at £2.00. See more images and buy it online here.

Leith Hill facsimile from Voysey’s Rural Rambles

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive. 

A small modern 4 page reproduction taken from Voysey’s Rural Rambles published in 1939.

The item is priced at £1.00 

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Programme of Entertainment 1882

A duplicate item from the Museum Archive.

A concert taking place at the Parish Church Room – Monday May 1st 1882 8pm.

The 4 page programme has age spots along the top, and there are Museum stamps on the back.

The item is priced at £2.00. See more images and buy it online here.

Dorking & Horley Rural District Official Guide

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

A 34 page small booklet with adverts for local businesses and maps with descriptions of local villages.

The item is priced at £3.00 

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Dorking and Horley Official Map of the Rural District

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

A map of Horley with adverts from the time.

The item is priced at £2.00 

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O Be Joyful In The Lord by Ralph Vaughan Williams

A donation from a Museum supporter.

Vocal Score for “O Be Joyful In The Lord” (The Hundredth Psalm)

There is a name written across the cover – but the score inside is unmarked.

Item is priced at £3.50.

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The Brilliant and The Dark Programme by Malcolm Williamson and Ursula Vaughan Williams

A donation from a Museum supporter.

24 page programme commemorating the National Federation of Women’s Institutes production of The Brilliant and The Dark by Malcolm Williamson and Ursula Vaughan Williams.

Held at the Royal Albert Hall Tuesday June 3rd 1969. More images can be seen by clicking on the “Buy it online” link. The item is priced at £3.00

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The Brilliant and The Dark Libretto by Malcolm Williamson and Ursula Vaughan Williams

A donation from a Museum supporter.

20 page libretto of The Brilliant and The Dark by Malcolm Williamson and Ursula Vaughan Williams.

The item is priced at £3.00

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The Brilliant and The Dark Score by Malcolm Williamson and Ursula Vaughan Williams

A donation from a Museum supporter.

126 page music score of The Brilliant and The Dark by Malcolm Williamson and Ursula Vaughan Williams.

More images can be seen by clicking on the “Buy it online” link. The item is priced at £5.00

Buy it online here.

British Telecom Telephone Directory. Dorking and District May 1984

The front and back covers has a numbers written in pen and pencil.  

1984 telephone directory covering

  • Ashtead
  • Betchworth
  • Bookham
  • Capel
  • East Horsley
  • Forest Green
  • Leatherhead
  • Newdigate
  • Oakwood Hill
  • Shere

Priced at £4.00. Buy it online here.

Dorking Local History Group’s 2011 Journal.

Donation from a Museum supporter – showing slight signs of wear at the edges of the pages.

  • 19th century policing of Surrey before a paid police – Robert Bartlett
  • Charles Graham Robertson: a great eastern railwayman and holder of the Victoria Cross – Stephen Sellick
  • The Dorking Mendicity Society – Bob Humphreys
  • Transport of goods and personnel around nineteenth century mid Surrey – Bob Humphreys
  • Ascertaining the boundary between the manors of East Betchworth and Headley – 1801 style – Jane le Cluse
  • A child’s shoe – Kathy Atherton

52 pages. 

Priced at £1.00. Click here to buy it online

Dorking Local History Group’s 2011 Journal.

Donated by a Museum supporter. There is a mark on the front cover.

  • Retail changes since the mid nineteenth century – Bob Humphreys
  • Dorking in the news
  • Denham Jordon – Rod Cooper
  • Surrey Association of Church Bell Ringers; First World War Roll of Honour – David Underdown
  • The water engine house in Betchworth Park, Dorking – Alan Crocker
  • The Great Bridge at Brockham – Jane le Cluse
  • Mullins’ or Sheffield’s? – Vivien Ettlinger

Priced at £1.00. Click here to buy online.

Dorking Local History Group’s 2018 Journal

Dorking Local History Group’s 2018 Journal. Donated by a Museum supporter.

  • Here Runneth Under. Article 1 of Dorking’s hidden underground spaces
  • From Navvies’ Rest to Children’s Church: St Michaels Chapel Westhumble
  • Headley’s Lost Pub
  • The Lipscombe Family and the Plough, Coldharbour
  • A Dorking Common: Uses and Abuse through a Millenium
  • Fool’s Gold Under St Martin’s?
  • A Case of Blocked Drains

40 pages

Priced at £1.00. Click here to buy it online

Dorking Local History Group’s 2019 Journal.

A donation from a Museum supporter. In good condition.

  • Here Runneth Under. Article 2
  • Harry Daley: Policeman, Memoirist, Broadcaster
  • Sir John Norton-Griffiths
  • Rob Walker: Motor Racer
  • Hidden Residents: Three Servants in Mid-Victorian Dorking
  • Nathaniel Wix: An 18th Century Dorking Worthy 

44 pages. 

Priced at £1.00. Click here to buy it online

Village profile of Abinger and Merstham

A duplicate item from the Museum Archive.

A 8 page booklet from the (?) 1970’s.

4 pages dedicated to Abinger and 4 pages to Merstham.

A4 size and has been folded in half.

The item is priced at £1.00. See more images and buy it online here.

St. Martin’s Church – Festival Weekend Programme – 1987

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

An 10 page programme with the running order of the festival weekend – and a history of the church organ.

The item is priced at £1.00

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Medieval Betchworth and Brockham Booklet

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

An 20 page booklet which was printed alongside the exhibition of the same name.

The item is priced at £1.00

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Dorking Parish Magazine. January 1972

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

 January 1972 parish magazine. News from the churches plus adverts from the day.

The item is priced at £2.00 

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Dorking Parish Magazine. April 1972

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

 April 1972 parish magazine. News from the churches plus adverts from the day.

The item is priced at £2.00 

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Special Service to Commemorate the Death of George 6th

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

An eight page service printed to commemorate the death of George 6th – plus a insert titled “St. Martin’s Church. Dorking” with 4 hymns.

There are Museum notations on the front.

The booklet is quite delicate with a few rips around the spine.

The item is priced at £2.00 

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Mole Valley Countryside Guide

A duplicate item from our Museum Archive.

A fold out guide advertising all the things to do in Mole Valley 

The item is priced at £2.00 

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