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.
- February 18, 2020
- March 10, 2020
- April 21, 2020
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 ListRead More
‘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.’Read More
Video filmed with a drone at St Nicholas & Wisley Church by 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.
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