Please note that due to the Coronavirus the History Society is currently unable to operate our schedule of events and exhibitions and so everything is currently cancelled. We will keep you informed once the situation changes.

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Dear neighbours,

Send and Ripley History Society have been publishing a bi-monthly journal about all sorts of aspects of local history for their members since 1975. The committee felt it would be appropriate to invite non-members to enjoy some of our journals during these difficult times. We will send out an electronic version of one of our journals each month for at least the next few months. As our members pay their subscriptions to receive the latest journals we felt it would be fairer to send non-members some past ones – they are not topical newspapers so will hopefully still be of interest.

The first one, attached, is from May 2018. I hope very much that you will enjoy it

 

Cameron Brown

Chairman

Send & Ripley History Society

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Journal September 2018

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Journal July 2018

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Journal May 2018

Who are we?

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.

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.

Our Events

Events have been cancelled until further notice.

CONTENTS | No. 273

Send’s Celebrating Blacksmith Ditz Brown
Street Names of Byfleet and West Byfleet Ditz Brown
A Prisoner in Ripley Cameron Brown
Ripley National School Group 1 Master and Pupil Alan Cooper
Ripley Church and National School Mauchline Ware Alan Cooper
Burpham – A Gateway to Guildford Moira Macquaide Hall
Where Is It? / What Is It? Alan Cooper
Memories of Ripley Green Clare McCann
Personal Protection Equipment – PPE Ditz Brown

plus regular features including: 40 YEARS AGO, LETTERS, MUSEUM NEWS and more.

Current exhibition

Due to the temporary closure of the museum we are concentrating on on-line exhibitions so please see MOVIES & FILMS below

MOVIES & FILMS

SNIPPETS

Sir Anthony Browne: The Man Who Was Given SEND and RIPLEY as a Present!

A loyal friend of Henry VIII, Sir Anthony was the beneficiary of multiple local land grants by the King.

 

The amazing story of GORDON STEWART and THE GREAT DANES OF SEND MANOR

Gordon Stewart made a fortune in the early 20th century running what became the largest car dealership in the UK. Amongst many other pursuits, he used this wealth to set up – in Send – the UK’s largest kennel for Great Danes.

Ripley Museum has been given official ‘Ripley Museum is an Arts Council England accredited museum’ on 12 July 2018

Ripley_Museum_accreditation-certificate

The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. It defines good practice and identifies agreed standards, thereby encouraging development. It is a baseline quality standard that helps guide museums to be the best they can be, for current and future users.

Ripley Museum has been officially Accredited.

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