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.


Send and Ripley

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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


Send & Ripley History Society


Journal November 2018


Journal September 2018


Journal July 2018


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

CONTENTS | No. 276

Editorial Cameron Brown

Memories of the 1st Ripley Cubs Tony Milton.

The Lockdown of 1208 Cameron Brown

Covid Christmas Sheila A J Brown

ʻEnnyʼ Pullen, The Send Butcher Alan Cooper

Charting the Beginnings of the Surrey Police Force Ditz Brown

Polesden Lane – Homes for Heroes and Surrounding

Industry of the Last 100 Years Chris Lee

Loelia, Duchess of Westminster – Later Loelia Lindsay Clare McCann

plus regular features including: 40 Years Ago, Letters, Museum News, Where Is It? / What Is It? and more.

This is a new feature to enable the journals to be searched using keywords. With over 273 journals available, it is a huge task to index them all so only 300 words have been uploaded so far to try it out. If we receive positive feedback then more keywords and links will be added.

Please email us and let us know your thoughts:

Current exhibition

‘I would ask members to contact me (Clare McCann 01483 728546 or for an appointment (this does not have to be a Saturday or a morning). The main room of the museum will be solely for those visiting and the steward will either be outside or in the library area, which is now cordoned off. Could you please bring a mask (although masks are available for a small donation if you forget).Sanitizer is available and I will allow time between appointments to clean surfaces.

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Due to the Covid 19 restrictions on the museum, please also see MOVIES & FILMS



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.



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.

Ripley Museum has been officially Accredited.

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