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HISTORY SOCIETY

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The society was originally formed in 1975 for the village of Send only and in 1982 Ripley was included in the name as it was originally part of the ancient parish of Send.

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The Society is very active, run by a committee of volunteers, many of whom have been involved with the history of the villages for over 40 years. Its aim is to to educate the public in the history of the ancient parish of Send and Ripley and of any nearby parishes. Considerable research has been conducted over the years and is fully documented by way of the many articles, which have been written by members.

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Current Events

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‘Save our Museum’ Raffle

Many local people, members and non-members, will know by now that the museum is suffering from serious structural issues due to damp getting in over a prolonged period and not being detected due to the internal cladding. It was only when some of the Society’s books got damp were we alerted to the seriousness of the situation.

We were lucky enough to get the original investigation work done ‘pro bono’ and the two quotes from specialists in the field, both confirmed that work to rectify the damage to the front and to explore further damp issues will amount to around £6000

Of course we could have recommended to members that we give up the museum and revert to being just a local history group. We hope you agree with us that would have been sad. The building is clearly ‘loved’, not just by members but by local people. The museum gives a focus to what we do and enables us to show off many of the artefacts and photographs that local people have donated over the years.

As we did not feel it was responsible to use all our reserves we have asked local businesses to come to our rescue and there has been an amazing response..

THANK YOU SEND AND THANK YOU RIPLEY

The raffle tickets are now available from the Museum (open every Saturday morning 10 -12.30) and from some local businesses so please get on board and join in the chance to win one of the fantastic prizes.

First prize of £100.

Other prizes (in no special order) include:

A one night stay in Broadway Barn B&B
A rug from the Ripley Carpet Company
A free MOT from ACK
2 X breakfast voucher from Astalet
A voucher from The Ripley barbers
£50 vouchers from Ripley Farmers Market
Voucher for tour for 4 backstage at Surrey History Centre
A beautiful glass Bowl from Jo Downs
Dinner for 2 at the Talbot
Tasting lunch for 2 at The Clock House
A voucher for £30 from The Jovial Sailor
A bottle of wine from Patel’s papershop in Send
A Family ticket from Brooklands
A voucher from the New Inn
£100 voucher from The Anchor in Ripley
A bottle of Fizz!
2 bottles of wine from Wills and Smerdon

The draw will take place on 22nd July at the Ripley Summer Event so plenty of time to buy tickets

Please pop in to see us any Saturday morning from 10-12.30. (PLEASE NOTE REMEDIAL WORK WILL REQUIRE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM FOR AT LEAST ONE WEEKEND MAY 20TH) A NEW EXHIBITION WILL FOLLOW –HOPEFULLY ON MAY 27TH

Museum temporarily closed the weekend of May 20th for repairs. The new exhibition will be delayed and will open as soon as possible after that. Dates to be advised.

Send May Fair 2017

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Surrey History Centre

Qur’an, Islam and a message of Peace

Wednesday 3 May – Wednesday 31 May, in the foyer during normal opening hours.

This free display will feature all you need to know and more about the Woking Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, including translations of the Qur’an. It will give a basic insight of Qur’anic teachings and Islam. There will be displays of the Holy Qur’an in various languages and free literature will be available covering on a range of issues that include loyalty, FAQ’s, women’s rights, tolerance and equality.

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Stand and Deliver! Highwaymen Tales – Free Drop In Family Activities

Tuesday 30 May – Saturday 3 June during normal opening hours.

Join us at the Surrey History Centre as we explore the lives of highwaymen and women and get creative with our free arts and crafts family drop in activities.

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The Rise and Fall of the English Switzerland

Thursday 22 June, 7pm – 8.30pm.

Talk with Dr Marion Dell.

Hindhead was once known as a bleak and dangerous place, best avoided. From the mid-nineteenth century that reputation began to change. Its Romantic isolation, idyllic beauty and reputation for clean air, attracted writers, artists, scientists and other eminent Victorians. It was re-invented as The English Switzerland and from about 1875 to 1905 it flourished as a bohemian retreat and health resort. But Hindhead became a victim of its own success. Its popularity with increasing numbers of property developers, new residents, hotel owners and tourists caused its downfall. It was no longer desirably tranquil and exclusive and people moved elsewhere.

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Can you help?

The Society is always looking for new information, photographs, documents and articles which relate to Send and Ripley.
If you can help, please contact us.

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Movies and Films

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We have recently started to add some old archives to our site and this will be developed over the coming year.

See examples

journal

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Every two months the Society produces a Journal.
Here is one of our journals as an example.
To take a look, just click here.

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