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
Send & Ripley History Society
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.
CONTENTS | No. 278
Coach Outing to Wannock Gardens, Polegate, East Sussex Alan Cooper 6
The Creation and Restoration of Painshill Gardens Cameron Brown 8
Obituary – Arthur and Beryl Andrews 11
Charting the Beginnings of the Surrey Police Force Part Three Ditz Brown 12
Ripley Fire Brigade in Action Alan Cooper 18
The Westons of Ockham Gillian Lachelin 20
The Surrey Hills Society Cameron Brown 26
Charles Baigent, Gardener of Send Angela Blaydon 28
plus regular features including: Editorial, 40 Years Ago, Letters, Museum News, Where Is It? / What Is It? and more.
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The exhibition looks at the rise in popularity of tea and takes a tour from Burnt Common to The Hut at Wisley showing the various coffee houses and teashops that have existed over the years -particularly before the second world war. There is a brief mention of Send but sadly we have only found two cafes so far and one of those is Astalet. Visitors can claim a small discount of 50p on a £5 spend in three cafes when they visit the museum. Please note access is pedestrian only for the foreseeable future.
Sir Anthony Browne: The Man Who Was Given SEND and RIPLEY as a Present!
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
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.
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