previous exhibitions

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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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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Lest We Forget

This exhibition carried on from where The Last Summer finished. It examined the numbers who went to war and those who perished, including Robin Skene the first casualty of the war.

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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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