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HISTORY SOCIETY

Send & Ripley History Society

See photos and read the story of how our museum was literally picked up by crane and moved along Ripley High Street to its final resting place where it is today.

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The opening day with Lord and Lady Forte.

Our John Slatford explaining to Lady Forte about an aspect of the museum.

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Lord and Lady Forte at The Museum

Our John Slatford with his back to the camera, Les Bowerman in the doorway and Lord and Lady Forte discussing the opening of the museum.

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An exhibition of local pubs.

These photos were taken inside our museum showing an exhibition of local pubs.

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Background of the Museum

The building seen above was for many years the local National Westminster Bank situated in Ripley High Street opposite Sage Antiques. Following its closure it was given to Send and Ripley History Society subject to its removal from the site.
Under the direction of John Slatford ably assisted by Derek Bromley, Ted Goldup, and many others this was achieved and moved in one piece to its present position near Ripley Village Hall on 25/26th April 1992. Following a period of minor repairs and redecoration, the Send and Ripley History Society Museum, was officially declared open on Saturday afternoon, 25th September 1993 by Lord Forte of Ripley.

Location

In the courtyard of the village hall.
Send & Ripley Local History Museum
High Street,Ripley, Woking,Surrey
GU23 6AF

Opening times

Saturday mornings: 10am-12.30pm throughout the year (Check bank holiday opening times).

Also open on 3rd Sunday of each month, to coincide with Ripley Antiques Fair in the Village Hall.

x Other times for school groups and small parties by arrangement – contact us, click here

What is on display?

On display among other things are numerous artifacts; a few geological specimens (with local connections) and a WW2 locally made air-raid shelter and a selection of old photographs. There is also a members’ library for reference purposes.

Always welcome are donations of items, which have local connections and add to and help preserve our local heritage. Themed exhibitions are also arranged from time to time.

Please contact us if you require further information or wish to help in the museum.

Ripley Bank becomes museum.

The former NatWest bank in Ripley Surrey is moved to a new site to be converted into a local history museum for the Send & Ripley History Society.

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