Vintage Local History Magazines

Dorking Heritage Magazine – Autumn 2017

The Membership magazine for Museum and History Group members

  • Current exhibition: Dorking 1917   
  • Planning ahead for our temporary exhibitions   
  • Dorking art influence crosses the world   
  • South Street Caves: TV cameras, spooks and 800 candles   
  • Coming through the door …   
  • The Pethick-Lawrences: Local Heroes 
  • Walks team: A walk on the dark side 
  • DDPS: Notes from the DDPS Chairman 
  • Dorking Local History Group 
  • WW2: Dorking men lead the Normandy invasion on D-Day 
  • WW2 tank at Denbies 
  • Return of the town crier 
  • Still looking for the South Street boat?
  • Coffee, bacon and a tale of riches to rags
  • Oral histories: Keeping the memories alive 
  • Meet the team: Robin Cooper 
  • Then and Now 

The booklet is 21 pages with colour photographs. 

Priced at £1.00

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Dorking Heritage Magazine – Spring 2018

The Membership magazine for Museum and History Group members.

SPRING 2018

  • Letter from the Chairman   
  • Current exhibition: A New View of Dorking   
  • Future exhibitions: Coming to a Museum near you   
  • The Rob Walker Centenary Festival
  • And the winner is …
  • Passchendaele poppy for a Dorking soldier   
  • Education: Reaching out to the young  
  • More hats to try on  
  • Living History: The WeAreDorking Quilt   
  • DDPS: Letter from the DDPS Chairman and AGM Agenda
  • Dorking Local History Group 
  • Centenary of Votes for Women – Special Feature:
  • The Pethick-Lawrences of Holmwood
  • ‘Local Heroes’ 15
  • The Hills were alive …
  • Suffrage walks and tours 
  • Museum Visitor Survey: The voice of the visitor
  • WW2 plane crash too close to home
  • Meet the team: Jayne Kemp
  • Then and Now 

The booklet is 21 pages with colour photographs. 

Priced at £1.00

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Dorking Heritage Magazine – Autumn 2018

The Membership magazine for Museum and History Group members

AUTUMN 2018

  • Current exhibition: The Rob Walker Racing Team – Dorking’s Part in
    Motor Racing History   
  • The Rob Walker Centenary Festival – 21st October   
  • Future exhibitions: Coming to a Museum near you – Dorking Home Front 1914-1916: A Dorking Museum exhibition at St Martin’s Church                        
  • Dorking celebrates a musical giant   
  • Dorking Society: Letter from the Chairman
  • Family Activities: Museum Explorers
  • Dorking Local History Group
  • Dorking Caves a filming location
  • A tale of two blue plaques 
  • Oral History Team: Capturing memories of World War Two
  • Working in partnership: eye-to-eye at the Museum
  • Walks team: Great-great-grandson follows his relative’s beat
  • Meet the team: Graham Speed, Bobbie Rounthwaite 
  • Then and Now

The booklet is 21 pages with colour photographs. 

Priced at £1.00

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Dorking Heritage Magazine – Spring 2019

The Membership magazine for Museum and History Group members.

SPRING 2019

  • Letter from the Chairman   
  • Current exhibition: Lord Ashcombe’s Minerals – the gentlemen 
    collectors and the advance of science   
  • Our next exhibition: The Days of King Dor   
  • Good family fun
  • Listening to memories                      
  • Want to get Spooky?   
  • 2018 – that was a year that was!   
  • Quite a year of … Suffrage   
  • Quite a year of … Motorsport   
  • Dorking Society: Letter from the Chairman 
  • Dorking Local History Group 
  • Two important diary dates
  • Reaching out across the world
  • Arrivals at the Museum
  • One woman’s contribution to victory in WW2
  • Oral History team: Collecting memories of life during WW2
  • Meet the team: Jackie Rance
  • Bookcase
  • Then and Now 

The booklet is 21 pages with colour photographs. 

Priced at £1.00

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Dorking Heritage Magazine – Autumn 2019

The Membership magazine for Museum and History Group members

AUTUMN 2019

  • Letter from the Chairman   
  • Current exhibition: You, Me and Those Who Came Before   
  • Future exhibitions: Coming to a Museum near you   
  • Preparing for Mayflower 400   
  • Dorking Caves: It all happens in the Caves!   
  • The Cockerel Press: Plenty to crow about!   
  • Dorking Society celebrates 90 years 10
  • Dorking Society: Letter from the Chairman
  • Dorking Local History Group
  • The signs are on the wall!
  • Walking in Dorking: More local insights into the past
  • Family Activities: Summer activity hits the high spot
  • Meet the team: Peter Sturge
  • Then and Now
  • Plane down in Holmwood
  • Oral History Team: Capturing memories of World War Two 

The booklet is 21 pages with colour photographs. 

Priced at £1.00

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Surrey History Vol. V No. 4

The magazine from Surrey History Centre

  • Rose Hill: adapted from nature (The making of a new townscape – the first residential estate in Dorking)
  • From the origins of Parliament to the Reform Act: Surrey M.P.s & elections
  • A fearless & unsparing hand (& a cautious defence of ‘Innovation or Inconsistency’ as exhibited by Mitcham Church)
  • New material for Surrey historians.

Priced at £1.00

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Local History News – Number 126 – Winter 2018

The magazine of the British Association for Local History.

Contents

  • DI Crosby on the case 
  • WWI Conscription, Conscience and Courage in Herefordshire 
  • The Yorkshire Historic Dictionary 
  • Searching for Theatrical Ancestors 
  • Bob Read ‘Our genial historian’ 
  • David Sankey A ‘cornerstone of the community’ 
  • Personal Achievement Award ‘commended’ 
  • Methodist Records and the Local Historian 
  • CELEBRATING CIVIC LIFE 
  • Public Art in the Landscape 
  • Strange spellings and scribal errors: difficulties encountered when transcribing wills  
  • Film and local history 
  • Proposing a county societies network 
  • GDPR AND LOCAL SOCIETIES:GENERAL ADVICE 
  • The happiest place for local history? 
  • Mary Brown’s story 
  • Societies News 
  • Archives News 
  • Museums News 
  • Libraries News 
  • Education News 
  • Guided Walks 1 June 2018 YORK 
  • Trustees’ Report 2017 
  • BALH Trustee profile – Jonathan Mackman 
  • Yorkshire Dales Life and Tradition: a Celebration 
  • Jane Austen and Southampton Spa 
  • Local history en vacances 
  • Minutes (abridged) of the Annual General Meeting 
  • Notes / News / Issues 

The booklet is priced at £1.00

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The Local Historian Magazine. January 2018

Journal of the British Association for Local History88 page journal

  • Local societies on the move in the middle ages: migration and social mobility in England 1100-1500ages: migration and social mobility in England 1100-1500
  • Parish bede rolls during the English Reformation 
  • Witchcraft and evidence in a Somerset parish in the seventeenth century 
  • The bewitching of Emma Smith 
  • Evacuation to Northallerton in 1939-1940: a community divided? 
  • Review article: books on the local history of drink, drinking and public houses 

Reviews

  • PEOPLE, PLACES AND CONTEXT: essays in local history in honour of Joan Dils 
  • JONAS MOORE’S MAP OF THE GREAT LEVELL OF THE FENNS1658 edited 
  • THE FIGHTING ESSEX SOLDIER Recruitment, war and society in the fourteenth century edited 
  • FARMERS, CONSUMERS, INNOVATORS The world of Joan Thirsk edited 
  • BIRMINGHAM WILLS AND INVENTORIES 1512-1603 edited 
  • HISTORY IN THE SOUTH PENNINES The legacy of Alan Petford edited 

Priced at £1.00

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Dorking History – No. 1 – Spring 1989

Dorking Local History Group’s Journal.

  • All Lit Up by Electricity Alan A Jackson
  • More on ‘Dorking Abbey’ Michael Elphick
  • New Archeological Finds Vivien Ettlinger
  • Powell Corderoy School During World War II Edwin Sykes
  • Royal Occasions Patricia Bennett
  • The 1851 Census: A Window on Early victorian Dorking Vivien Ettlinger 

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 2 – Autumn 1989

Dorking Local History Group’s  Autumn 1989 Journal.

  • Dr Susan Beattie – Alan A Jackson
  • Henry Talbot of Chart Park (1700-1784) – Edith & Doris Mercer
  • The Last Otters in Dorking? – David Knight
  • The Mickleham Connection – Patricia Bennett

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 3 – Spring 1990

Dorking Local History Group’s  Spring 1990 Journal.

  • A Wedding to Remember 100 Years Ago – Victoria Houghton
  • Belladonna Farming in dorking, in World War I – David Knight
  • Digging in Dorking – Vivien Ettlinger 
  • Medicine in the 18th Century – Brian Overell
  • Nathaniel Wix, An 18th Century Dorking Worthy – Frances Mountford
  • Recent Acquisitions of Dorking Museum –  AAJ
  • The Reigate & Dorking Bank – David Harding
  • The Westcott Road on Saturday Night – David Knight
  • Who was Lady Dorking? – AAJ

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 4 – Autumn 1990

Dorking Local History Group’s  Autumn 1990 Journal.

  • Bookham – Another Brixton?
  • July Jaunt or Time Tripping – Patricia Bennett
  • Radiation in Dorking – David Knight 
  • The Great By-Pass Controversy – Alan A Jackson
  • The Reigate Road – Walter Moore
  • Unwelcome Travellers – Robert Humphreys

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 5 – Spring 1991

Dorking Local History Group’s Spring 1991 Journal.

  • A Skid on Pebblecombe – John Day
  • History and the Mobile Library – June M Spong
  • J. Beetham Wilson, Chemist Extraordinary – Mary Day, John Callcutt
  • Little Known Dorking Streets and Courts – Alan A Jackson
  • No. 7 Junction Road, Dorking – Victoria Houghton
  • Not so Bright – Vivien Ettlinger
  • Our Cottage Hospitals – Carole Townsend
  • Pilgrim Cottage, South Street – Beryl Higgins, Vivien Ettlinger
  • Roman Dorking – Vivien Ettlinger
  • The Youngest Army Casualty in WWI

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 6 – Autumn 1991

Dorking Local History Group’s Autumn 1991 Journal.

  • But What About Mr Powell? – Edwin Sykes
  • Discovering Dorking – Vivien Ettlinger
  • Dorking’s Last Duke – Alan A Jackson
  • Dorking’s Shrove Football – Graham Walker
  • Hanging out the Washing – Vivien Ettlinger
  • Poverty in Dorking 1909-10

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 7 – Spring 1992

Dorking Local History Group’s Spring 1992 Journal.

  • Arthur Joseph Munby at Dorking – Alan A Jackson
  • Arundel Walk; Chop-Stick Place, Vincent Walk – Alan A Jackson
  • Coinage of Dorking – Ted Molyneux
  • Conkers, Cordite and Powell Corderoy School – Edwin Sykes
  • Dorking Defences – Alan A Jackson
  • Dorking: A Surrey Market Town through Twenty Centuries: errata – Alan A Jackson
  • Hampstead Lane Cottages – Ted Molyneux
  • John Edward Nowell Walker – Violet Whitehead
  • Myrtle House – Ted Molyneux
  • Sounds & Smells of 19th Century – Dorking Graham Walker

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 8 – Autumn 1992

Dorking Local History Group’s Autumn 1992 Journal.

  • A Bridge Too Much – Alan A Jackson
  • A Tenement Called Godfreys – Beryl Higgins & Vivien Ettlinger
  • Dorking Tradesmen 1: John Thomas Maybank – Alan A Jackson
  • Impressions of Dorking Fair – David Knight
  • Mrs Belloc Lowndes at Dorking
  • Saved by Mother -in-Law – Alan A Jackson
  • Surrey at Work
  • Townfield – Alan A Jackson

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 9 – Spring 1993

Dorking Local History Group’s Spring 1993 Journal.

  • Bridge Guards at Deepdene – Alan A Jackson
  • Chitty’s Shop & Slaughterhouse – Mary Day
  • Curiosities from the Vestry Minutes
  • Sir Arthur & Dorking Water – Graham Walker
  • The Treasures of Dorking Museum (1): Newspaper Cuttings
  • The Treasures of Dorking Museum (2): Not only for the Children – Patricia Bennett
  • The Trial of Dorking Rioters – Mary Day
  • Walter Godfrey – V. Whitehead
  • Wotton House Fifty Years ago – V. Whitehead

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 10 – Autumn 1993

Dorking Local History Group’s Autumn 1993 Journal.

  • Crime & Punishment in Nineteenth Century Dorking – Alan A Jackson
  • Dorking Cinemas
  • Dorking Tradesmen 2: T. H. Sherlock & Son – Alan A Jackson
  • Eating in Dorking 230 and 160 years ago – Eric J Mansfield
  • The Rickman and Marsh Families in Dorking
  • Visit to the Minet Library – Sue Tombs

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 11 – Spring 1994

Dorking Local History Group’s Spring 1994 Journal.

  • Cricket in Dorking – Kenneth Cole
  • Taking a Census, or Censor-ship? – Patricia Bennett
  • The House at Pump Corner – Vivien Ettlinger, Victoria Houghton, Beryl Higgins
  • The Maltings that Never Was – Vivien Ettlinger

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 12 – Autumn 1994

Dorking Local History Group’s Autumn 1994 Journal.

  • A Brockham Brickmaker – Victoria Houghton
  • Dorking in New Zealand
  • Dorking Tradesmen 3: Geo J Arthur & Sons Lts (1) – C. R. Arthur
  • Dorking’s Victoria Cross – Bob Miller
  • Early Dorking Cricketers (1) – Kenneth Cole
  • Just Before D-Day in Dorking – Paul Rammage
  • NEWRA – Mr Layton

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges, and has a name written in the inside cover – but the articles are completely readable.

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Dorking History – No. 12 – Autumn 1994 with Index

Dorking Local History Group’s Autumn 1994 Journal.

  • A Brockham Brickmaker – Victoria Houghton
  • Dorking in New Zealand
  • Dorking Tradesmen 3: Geo J Arthur & Sons Lts (1) – C. R. Arthur
  • Dorking’s Victoria Cross – Bob Miller
  • Early Dorking Cricketers (1) – Kenneth Cole
  • Just Before D-Day in Dorking – Paul Rammage
  • NEWRA – Mr Layton

Includes an index to issues 1 – 12

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 13 – Spring 1995

Dorking Local History Group’s Spring 1995 Journal.

  • A Late Use of a Horsebox on the Railway – Maureen Cole
  • David Knight N.E.C.M.
  • Early Dorking Cricketers Part 2 – Kenneth Cole
  • George Bernard Shaw at Dorking – AAJ
  • On the Buses around Dorking
  • The Army at Holmwood in 1876 – Maureen Cole
  • The Puttock Family – AAJ
  • We Have Them All – Victoria Houghton

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges, and has a name written in the inside cover – but the articles are completely readable.

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Copy of Dorking History – No. 14 – Autumn 1995

Dorking Local History Group’s Autumn 1995 Journal.

  • Dorking Riflemen – N.E.C.Molyneux
  • Dorking Tradesmen 3: Geo J Arthur & sons Lts (2) – C. R. Arthur
  • Nearer to Heaven: Leith Hill Tower 1910-1920 – Patricia Bennett
  • Provident Dorking – Bob Humphries

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges, and has a name written in the inside cover – but the articles are completely readable.

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Dorking History – No. 15 – Spring 1996

Dorking Local History Group’s Spring 1996 Journal.

  • An Old Map – AAJ
  • Gilliam & Sons
  • The Deepdene Organ Lives!
  • The Sad Tale of Richard Uwins – Mary Turner
  • William Usherwood: An Internationally Famous Dorking Photographer – Brian Overall
  • Woodcock’s Pharmacy – Allan Woodcock

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges, and has a name written in the inside cover – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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Dorking History – No. 16 – Autumn 1996

Dorking Local History Group’s Autumn 1996 Journal.

  • Changing Fortunes of a Small Westcott Farm – Audrey Seeley
  • Dorking Artists 
  • Jane Austin in the Mole Valley – Vivian Waymouth
  • Pixham: Ripples on the Stream (1) – Patricia Bennett
  • Road Work in Progress – Patricia Bennett
  • Some Cuttings from Dorking Advertiser – AAJ

Donated by a Museum supporter. It is a little scruffy around the edges, and has a name written in the inside cover – but the articles are completely readable.

Priced at 50p.

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