Personal Histories

History doesn’t just mean looking at the Egyptian Mummies at the British Museum. Or watching Time Team on the television. History is happening every day and Dorking Museum really wants to have a part of it.

All the photographs that you snap on a day to day basis are capturing a piece of history.

The following links are photographs that have been recently added to our collections

Workmen at the Furnace of the Dorking Foundry.
Workmen working at the Dorking Foundry (now the Museum building)
Photograph Lent by Paul Chandler
Photograph Lent by Paul Chandler

Old Paulionians Cycle Club

Herbert Mason and Nellie Spencer
Herbert Mason and Nellie Spencer

Nellie Spencer

Dorking Fire Brigade
Dorking Fire Brigade

Fireman Jack Neville Presland

Denbies House circa 1900
Denbies House circa 1912. Photograph donated by Simon Jervis

Scout Meeting

Herbert Mason and Nellie Spencer
Herbert Mason and Nellie Spencer

Nellie Spencer

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