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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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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