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HISTORY SOCIETY

previous exhibitions

The Sixties – The Rock and Roll Years

The exhibition showcases a small part of a 1963 project, in which Society member Bernard Watts photographed many of the local Ripley buildings. We have tried to focus on some buildings that are no longer there or else local businesses that have gone. In addition there is a small homage to Ripley’s most famous son, […]

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Fire! Fire!

Fire! Fire! Send and Ripley Fire Brigades

Fire! Fire! Send and Ripley Fire Brigades Ripley museum, Next to Ripley Village Hall,GU23 6AF We have a new exhibition entitled Fire! Fire! relating to local fire brigades and featuring some original artefacts, including a splendid helmet. We are also participating in Surrey Museums’ Month, which despite its name, runs until September! Visitors can pick […]

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HISTORY UNDER YOUR FEET.

Local finds-Senda nd Ripley

A DISPLAY of LOCAL FINDS
The current exhibition entitled History Under your Feet is a chance to showcase some of the amazing things that have been found by local gardeners, and metal detectorists – in particular the North West Surrey Searchers.
The exhibition will run from JAN 23rd TO APRIL 2016 and is open every Saturday from 10 -12.30.

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The Homefront

HOMEFRONT in World War II - Ripley museum

The new exhibition at the museum is about the HOMEFRONT in World War II. The thinking behind this is both to acknowledge the 70th anniversary of the end of the war and to launch the Society’s little bomb shelter as an ‘experience’.

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Surrey’s Hunter Gatherers

The Society borrowed some interesting panels from the archaeological service and displayed locally found flints. We were also fortunate to have the loan of finds from one of our members as well as some of his remarkable reproduction tools and weapons.

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Seeds to Secretts

An exhibition that concentrated on the tradition of market gardening in Send and Ripley. It looked at the role of seasonal gypsy labour before the war and the contribution of the land girls in World War II.

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Just Visiting

This was a fun exhibition as it looked at many of the famous people who have come to Send and Ripley over the years. It was an exhibition that ‘grew’ as it went along, with many stories emerging as it went along.

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What the Doctor ordered

This exhibition featured two local medical ‘celebrities’ – Dr Richard Stoughton, who is buried in Send and invented a cordial Elixir and Kenneth White, the Ripley pharmacist during the last war. He was probably the first man to produce penicillin for civilian use.

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