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Woking Centre

Woking Methodist Church Hall, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LH

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Co-ordinator Chris Leech

Second Thursday in month
Doors Open at 7.15pm. Meeting starts at 7.50pm.


Date Time Title Speaker
Thu10 Jun7.50 pm for 8.20 pmThe Plant Nurseries of Woking Now Zoom meetingDavid Rose
Thu9 Sep7.50 pm for 8.20 pmMoving Forward How to bring your research up to date and find those elusive living relativesAntony Marr
Thu14 Oct7.50 pm for 8.20 pmChildhood MemoriesInformal Meeting
Thu11 Nov7.50 pm for 8.20 pmResearch and records using CGWC ArchivesCWGC Speaker
Thu9 Dec7.50 pm for 8.20 pmChristmas Food and Drink through the AgesSimon Fowler and Sylvia Levi


Date Time Title Speaker
Thu13 Jan7.50 pm for 8.20 pmGetting OrganisedLes Mitchinson
Thu10 Feb7.50 pm for 8.20 pmResearching the History of HousesPhilip and Sally Gorton
Thu10 Mar7.50 pm for 8.20 pmHit a brick wall? Where do you go next?Elizabeth Owen
Thu14 Apr7.50 pm for 8.20 pmMy recent researchInformal Meeting
Thu12 May7.50 pm for 8.20 pmLand of my Father's Father. Welsh ResearchJane Lewis
Thu9 Jun7.50 pm for 8.20 pmSarah Wells, the worst housekeeper.Bob France

Forthcoming Meetings

June 10 2021

David Rose - The Plant Nurseries of Woking Now Zoom meeting
David Rose is a local historian and writer who specialises in this history of Woking, Guildford and surrounding villages, mainly from Victorian times up to the present day. He has a large collection of vintage photographs on the subject and also collects related items such as old bottles and pots, tins, packaging and advertising items.
His illustrated talk, The Plant Nurseries of Woking, focuses on a selection of the garden horticultural nurseries that were established in the area and which flourished for many years. Specialising in varieties that grew well on the sandy soils of the area, such as rhododendrons, azaleas, roses and clematis, these family run firms included the Waterers, Slococks, Cobbetts, Jackmans, and others.

September 9

Antony Marr - Moving Forward How to bring your research up to date and find those elusive living relatives
Looking at moving your existing family research forward through the C20th, finding lost family and missing relatives through the use of the records of civil registration, probate, electoral registers and other on-line searches. The talk will look at methods of research and also the ethical and practical issues you may encounter in this sensitive area.

October 14

Informal Meeting - Childhood Memories
Come and share your memories with the other members of the group - use a memory stick, a photograph album, a sheaf of papers - or just talk about them.

November 11

CWGC Speaker - Research and records using CGWC Archives
To be added

December 9

Simon Fowler and Sylvia Levi - Christmas Food and Drink through the Ages
Join us as we explore what Surrey's residents rich and poor would have eaten and drunk over the Christmas period. Would they have eaten turkey and furmity? Or drunk Smoking Bishop. And would the paupers in local workhouses been allowed a pint of beer? All will be revealed. Then, if we are meeting in person, enjoy some eighteenth century mince pies.

January 13 2022

Les Mitchinson - Getting Organised
To be added

February 10

Philip and Sally Gorton - Researching the History of Houses
To be added

March 10

Elizabeth Owen - Hit a brick wall? Where do you go next?
To be added

April 14

Informal Meeting - My recent research
The last couple of years have been strange ones. Did you have more time for your research? Come and share your discoveries with other members of the group.

May 12

Jane Lewis - Land of my Father's Father. Welsh Research
To be added

June 9

Bob France - Sarah Wells, the worst housekeeper.
To be added

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