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Mickleham & Westhumble Local History Group

Past events


Thursday 11th October 2018

Visit to The Spike, Guildford ( Old Vagrants and Casual Ward of Guildford Workhouse ).

Please join us for a guided tour of the Guildford Spike on Thursday 11th October. We will meet in the car park for a 2 p.m. start. The Spike was built in the grounds of the Guildford Union Workhouse as a Casuals Ward, providing accommodation for the vagrant poor. It is the only one of its kind remaining in the country. During the tour we will explore the lives of the Casuals, see the original cells where they slept and discover how they earned their keep.

Wednesday 6th June 2018              Visit to Abinger.  Please join us for a guided tour of the Grade II* listed church of St James, Abinger Common. We will meet outside the Church for an 11  a.m. start. After lunch at the Abinger Hatch, we will have a tour of Goddards at 2 p.m. Goddards is a country House, also in Abinger Common, built by Edwin Lutyens in the traditional Surrey style with a Garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll.

Friday 16th February 2018             AGM at Mickleham Village Hall followed by a talk " Time Gentlemen Please - the Story of Dorking Pubs"


Wednesday 27th September:  Guided tour of Dorking by volunteers from Dorking Museum Walks Team. 

Friday 8th September:          Guided Tour of St Michael's Church, Mickleham by Sue Tatham

Wednesday 7th June             Visit to Warren House, Kingston including guided tour of the gardens

Friday 24th February             AGM at Mickleham Village Hall. Talk about Betchworth Castle by Martin Higgins, Historic Buildings Officer at Surrey County Council

Sunday 22nd January           Guided Tour of St Michael's Church, Mickleham by Sue Tatham




Sunday 25th September   Guided Tour of St Michael's Church, Mickleham by Sue Tatham

Friday 26th February:       AGM followed by a presentation on his WW1 Group Photograph Project by Andrew Tatham in Mickleham Village Hall 

Saturday 16th July:           Westhumble Walk led by Ben Tatham


Monday 23rd February:   AGM followed by 'The Many Spies Training In Our Area During WW2' - a talk by Lorraine Spindler in The Stepping Stones, Westhumble

Monday 15th June:         Guided Tour of Shere Village and Museum Visit  

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September:  Heritage Open Days - War Memorial Display in St Michael's Church, Mickleham

Saturday 10th October:   Guided Tour of the Foundling Museum, London


Wednesday 15th January:    Tour of the Surrey History Centre followed by lunch at The Inn at Maybury 

Monday 17th February:    AGM followed by ‘Memories of Rose’s Stores’ by Mari Ottridge, a presentation on M&WLHG’s first oral history project, and ‘The History of Box Hill’, a talk by Ben Tatham 

Sunday 6th July:    Tour of Juniper Hill House  

Saturday 19th July:   Summer Walk: ‘London Road before the Bypass’  followed by refreshments at King William IV, Mickleham  

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September:  Heritage Open Days – War Memorial Display in St Michael’s Church, Mickleham  

Monday 13th October: ‘Effect of WW1 on the people of Newdigate' - a talk by John Callcut at The Stepping Stones, Westhumble


Saturday 2nd March:    Time & Tide Revue - fundraiser organised by Jo Brown in Mickleham Village Hall

Monday 8th April:     'Policing 19th Century Surrey and the Origins of the Surrey Constabulary' - a talk by Robert Bartlett in Mickleham Village Hall

Saturday 29th June:    Mickleham Summer Walk followed by tea at Mickleham Cottage

Tuesday 15th October:    'The Pethick-Lawrences and the Fight for the Vote in the Surrey Hills' - a talk by Kathy Atherton in The Running Horses, Mickleham


Tuesday 27th November:   Inaugural meeting of M&WLHG in St Michael's School, Mickleham, including a talk by John Callcut on how to set up and run a local history society


Our programme of events includes talks, guided walks and visits to places of historical interest.

We are always looking for ideas for future events so if you have any suggestions please contact Judith Long:  judith.long2@btinternet.com