Personal Histories

The following links are stories and photographs that have been recently added to our collections. Click on each link for the story of each photograph.

Workmen at the Furnace of the Dorking Foundry.
Workmen working at the Dorking Foundry (now the Museum building)
Image : Dorking Museum

William Tyler

Early Memories of a Dorking lad.

Sent to the Museum by Ray Tyler

1948 Olympics and 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

Photograph lent by Audrey Sawyer

Old Paulionians Cycle Club

Image shows – Old Paulonians ‘Lardy’ Kirton. Photographs lent by Paul Chandler

Herbert Mason and Nellie Spencer

Herbert Mason and Nellie Spencer

Image shows Herbert Mason and Nellie Spencer on their wedding day on 15th May 1915.

Photographs lent by Jayne Simms

Jack Presland and the Dorking Fire Brigade

Photographs lent by Rose Scrivens.

Scouts Meeting at Denbies – February 1912

Photograph donated by Simon Jervis

Dorking Suffrage Postcard 1919

Photograph lent by Stanley Baj from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 

Dorking Nursery Quilt

Photographs lent by Kathy Kyle Bonomini

Tea on Leith Hill

Mrs Skilton’s Tea Rooms

An article from the Dorking Advertiser in 1889.

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