WONERSH
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HISTORY SOCIETY
FUTURE MEETINGS (Unless stated, all meetings will be held in Lawnsmead Hall, Wonersh) Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 8pm Rod Weale ‘Researching the names on Cranleigh War Memorial’ Saturday 16 March 2019 at 2.30pm Michael Miller ‘The Tillingbourne Valley in old photographs’ SAVE THE DATE Saturday 10 November 2018 In conjunction with the Memorial Hall Committee we are planning an event for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Great War Armistice
Work   on   planning   and   preparing   for   this   event   has   been   progressing   in   recent   months.   While   the   main exhibition   will   take   place   in   Wonersh   Memorial   Hall,   we   have   also   secured   the   involvement   of   St   John’s Parish   Church,   the   United   Reformed   Church,   and   St   John’s   Seminary.         All   three   locations   will   be   open   on the   day   and   will   be   hosting   activities   related   to   the   centennial   event.      We   have   also   received   indications   of involvement   from   Church   Green   Trust,   Wonersh   &   Shamley   Green   School,   Wonersh   Players,   the   Scouts, Guides   and   Brownies   and   discussions   with   others   are   ongoing.      We   have   secured   a   display   of   clothes   from the   1914-18   period,   and   Surrey-based   film   footage   relating   to   the   1914-18   period   from   Surrey   History Centre. The   event   will   cover   both   World   Wars   and   in   addition   to   displaying   photographs,   maps,   documents   and artefacts   from   our   own   archive,   we   have   also   been   promised   private   documents   (photographs,   letters, postcards   etc.)   belonging   to   a   family   whose   relative   is   among   those   listed   as   killed   on   the   WW1   memorial plaque   in   St   John’s   Church.   The   History   Society   has   been   busy   researching   not   only   those   who   fell,   but   also those    who    served    and    survived    which    research    will    be    included    in    the    Memorial    Hall    exhibition    on November 10th. While   we   are   very   pleased   with   the   degree   of   interest   already   shown   in   the   Armistice   Event   we   are   still looking   for   items   to   include   in   the   display.   We   would   also   like   to   hear      from   people   willing   to   help   on   the day, or who would be willing to participate in some other way in this community event.