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


Send & Ripley History Society


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.

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SRHS Journal 272



Robert Crause Baden-Powell,
3rd Lord Baden-Powell (1936 – 2019) Clare McCann

More on Sir Anthony Browne Clare McCann

An Edwardian Surrey Policeman’s Paraphernalia and Memorabilia Ditz Brown

The Kings of Ockham Park: Some Further Notes Clare McCann

Catholics in Send Clare McCann

The Hidden Road Signs of Ockham Alan Cooper

St Maryʼs, Farleigh Cameron Brown

The Seeing Eye: Ripley in 1974 Cameron Brown

Hope and Glory; filmed on Wisley Airfield Clare McCann

Life in Solitary; reflections on lockdown Tony Edwards

100 Years of Send Recreation Ground Linda Parker Picken

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

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In this journal:
Editorial – Cameron Brown
40 Years Ago – and Today Cameron Brown
Alfred David Balcombe – The Send Grocer Alan Cooper
Visit to George Abbot’s Hospital, Guildford Cameron Brown
Memories of Ryde House Commercial School and the Goodmans – Alan Cooper
Centenary of Send Recreation Ground – Linda Parker-Picken
Send and Ripley – 100 Years Ago Phil Davie
Bridget Gordon and the Rededication of the Bells of St Mary the Virgin, Send, Surrey
-As reported in the parish magazine of March 2019
Country Life Great Danes Article
Where Is It / What Is It? – Alan Cooper
Gold Treasures of the Kennel Club – Val Foss (of the Kennel Club)Letters
Museum News and Forthcoming Events – Clare McCann
SRHS Publications List
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Current exhibition

Life Below Stairs

‘Our new exhibition Life Below Stairs. It focuses on memories, mainly recorded in the eighties, locals who worked in the big houses of Send, Ripley and Ockham.

Come and see an Edwardian kitchen (well an approximation!) All visitors will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a Downton Abbey Cookbook.’

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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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