previous exhibitions

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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A Toast to Baking

This exhibition was part of the Surrey Museums’ trail which had a theme of food. In conjunction with Ripley Farmers’ Market, the Society took this exhibition ‘al fresco’ and ran children’s workshops –making muesli and bread rolls.

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The Last Summer

This was an exhibition that focused on life in Send and Ripley in 1914 before the outbreak of war. It was put on as part of the History Centre’s museum trail to encourage people to visit Surrey museums.

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Seasons and Storms

Seasons and Storms As part of the Society’s work with local schools, we have mounted an exhibition focusing on the seasons. It has given us a chance to focus on the Tulip festival at Dunsborough Park, local market gardening and the unique agriculture that used to exist on the Broadmead, as well as to show off some of the Society’s photographic collection.

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