Social History

We are a group of amateur historians interested in how ordinary people lived rather than the great topics of national and political history. Each month we look at some aspect of social history from any era and place. Some meetings take the form of a talk prepared by a member, sometimes we watch a DVD and other times we have an outing to a place of interest either locally or further afield.

Day & Time

2nd Thursday Afternoon of the month at 2 pm

Venue Victoria Hall Ash

The Group is now run by a Small Committee of:

Anne Hill, Pat & Len Scott, Jill Townsend, Pam Jarmain and Peter Barker

Please contact Anne Hill for more information.

Tel:01252 687423


                Social History Programme for the Autumn Term

The subscription for the term is £3.00 to cover the cost of hiring the Victoria  Hall. with free tea/coffee with a selection of biscuits, and refreshments organised by Jill


12th September       Tracing the history of Sainsbury’s


(150 years old this year)




10th October          ‘How Geology has influenced Social History’

                                                 A talk by Rod Dengate

                                  Come & learn how the location we live in,

                               our homes, resources & agriculture, even what 

                               we grow in our gardens, are all influenced by geology



14th November               Outing to Guildford Cathedral


Car sharing will be needed more details to follow




12th December       Bring or tell us about a favourite Christmas 

                                      Toy/s, plus film clips ‘Christmas Under Fire’

                                      (War-time memories for some of us)



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If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact our Membership Secretary, Gay Buckingham, on 01252 656210,  or use our Contact Form , who will provide you with membership details. Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form.