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

Outing to Munstead Wood. A Gertrude Jekyll’s Garden.

May 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 14th May Trip to Munstead Wood Godalming – A Gertrude Jekyll Garden – starts 2pm...

Guided tour of Blackheath with Sara Sullivan

June 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Wednesday 5th June Guided Tour of Blackheath Surrey with Sara Sullivan. Starts at 10.30 am.


July 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Members BBQ at Cricketshill House. Starts 6.30 pm
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Journal No. 264 - January 2019

In this journal:
Editorial- Cameron Brown
Send and Ripley 100 Years Ago – Jan and Phil Davie
Armistice Day 2018 – St Mary Magdalen, Ripley – Alan Cooper
The Armistice Commemorations in Send 2018 – Clare McCann
Clandon, The Fire and The Future – A Talk by Paul Cook – Cameron Brown
Where is It? – Alan Cooper
The Broad Ditch at Wisley – Ditz Brown
A Tale of Two Necklaces – Ditz Brown
The Strachey Willing Badge Dr. Simon Maslin and Dr. Kirsty Bennett with an introduction by Cameron Brown
Social Stigma and Alienation – Alan Cooper.
The Watson Family of Sussex Farm – Alan Cooper
Dr. Ralli Alfred Frank Creet MRCS, LRCP – John Slatford
An Incident in Ripley – Mr. Blaxland, Schoolmaster with an introduction by Clare McCann
Museum News and Forthcoming Events – Clare McCann
SRHS Publications List
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Current exhibition


Our latest exhibition is entitled THE WANDERING WEY.

This exhibition focuses on the historical changes evident in our section of the Wey from Sutton Green to the M25. It covers the original development of the Navigation by Richard Weston of Sutton Place. The natural changes including the formation of meanders and eventually Ox Bow lakes of which there are several examples locally. The man-made changes including the original development of the navigation, subsequent improvement of flood management and the building of Broadmead Cut in the 30s. The moat at Old Woking Palace and the drainage around Newark Priory are also covered. We show the common knots used by barge users and invite visitors to try out some of the knots themselves. Rope and a convenient post are provided!. We also have a DIY barge model and would like to try and encourage any young visitors to make up a barge from the kit available and then bring it back for inclusion in the exhibition.

Finally, we cover changes in wildlife on the Wey including the impact of invasive, non-native species such as Signal Crayfish and Floating Pennywort. The taxidermy birds are to show people, close up, some of the birds which might be seen along the Wey.
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Latest NEWS

Video filmed with a drone at St Nicholas & Wisley Church by Mr. Sean Hickey

St Nicholas’ and Wisley Church are part of the Parish of Wisley with Pyford and the two chapels are located within a few miles of each other. Under the careful care of the Parish, local history is well preserved and protected for future generations.

Special thanks to Mr. Sean Hickey.

Ripley Museum has been given official accreditation on 12 July 2018


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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