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Surrey Hills AONB Board – Annual Review 2020

31/12/2020

The Surrey Hills AONB Board Annual Review looks back over 2020 on the achievements of the Surrey Hills Board and Family, whose purpose is to encourage coordinated action by all organisations, agencies and individuals to protect and enhance the natural Read on! →

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Society Catch-up by Zoom on 28 November 2020

01/12/2020

Due to the current pandemic, the trustees decided to delay the Society’s formal AGM until the beginning of next year.  However on 28 November 2020 we held a Zoom event where our Chairman, Gordon Jackson and our Treasurer, Martin Cantor, Read on! →

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Chairman’s Views

25/11/2020

The rollercoaster continues! What a disruptive time we’ve had – but we have still managed to achieve a lot. Here we update you with some successes, plans for future activities and some exciting projects working with Surrey Hills Arts. Read on! →

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The Society, Events and Walking Festivals

25/11/2020

Walking festivals form an important part of our activities and support the “public benefit” which underpins our charitable status. Here we explain how such events benefit the participants, the wider public and us as a Society. Read on! →

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Famous Surrey Victorians

25/11/2020

There are many prominent Victorians with links to the area: including writers, artists, social reformers and scientists. In this article we have picked out a number of them who may be of interest to you and could even elicit the response of “I didn’t know that!” Read on! →

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Cycling in Victorian Surrey

25/11/2020

The increased popularity of cycling over recent years is just a re-emergence of an activity which started back in the 1870s. Many businesses thrived as a result of this new form of transport. Here we take a look back at that first blossoming of cycling as a leisure activity. Read on! →

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Victorian Artists of Surrey

25/11/2020

Surrey has been the home or the inspiration for numerous artists over the years and the Victorian era was no exception. In this article, we highlight a number with local links – including some you may not be aware of. Read on! →

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How the Victorians Influenced our Local Gardens

25/11/2020

In Victorian times, gardening became extremely popular and had its own particular styles. The wealthy had the space and money to create large, lavish landscapes and the middle class were also able to create beautiful gardens many of which are to be found in Surrey. Read on! →

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Surrey’s Canals and Railways

25/11/2020

The 19th century saw the demise of canals and the explosive growth of railways across the country. Here we take a look at the development of Victorian rail transport in Surrey from the first steam railways to their becoming the mainstay of leisure travel for the masses. Read on! →

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Surrey – a county of rural peasants?

25/11/2020

19th century rural Surrey was characterised by a peasant lifestyle which had been relatively unchanged for centuries. Little of farming’s wealth fed through to the rural labourer. This article looks at the wide-scale poverty of Surrey’s agricultural labourers and their families throughout the Victorian era. Read on! →

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