Dorking Local History Group

Founded by Society members in the 1970s, Dorking Local History Group:

  • Arranges monthly meetings with guest speakers, members’ evenings and guided walks
  • initiates research into the history of Dorking and surrounding villages, and works with Dorking Museum to support members in carrying out their own research
  • arranges outings to museums, galleries and other places of interestissues two newsletters a year
  • publishes an annual journal, Dorking History
  • publishes books and pamphlets on the history of the area
  • sends delegations to academic symposia and is involved in local history events throughout Surrey
  • keeps members informed of history-related events and initiatives in Dorking and the wider area.

Members range from those who actively research and publish, to those who simply attend monthly meetings. All are welcome.To find out more about the Local History Group and its current programme or to join, please click here.

Harry Baxtead says hello as he nears the top of St Martin's spire to fix the cockerel up there, in April 1986
You probably don't believe it, but this was an egg-vending machine outside a chicken farm in Charlwood... and the writing at the top says... '6 eggs for 2/-'
The happy crush as the Olympic torch creeps past Woolworths in Dorking High Street, in 1948
The 2nd battalion London Scottish on the road towards Westcott - and then Guildford for the Portsmouth train, in February 1915
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Other Local History Groups in our area

Dorking Local History Group has strong links with other local history groups in our area: