Personal Histories

Personal Histories

History doesn’t just mean looking at the Egyptian Mummies at the British Museum. Or watching Time Team on the television. History is happening every day and Dorking Museum really wants to have a part of it.

Workmen at the Furnace of the Dorking Foundry.

Workmen working at the Dorking Foundry (now the Museum building)

All the photographs that you snap on a day to day basis are capturing a piece of history.

 

 

 

 

 

The following links are photographs that have been recently added to our collections

Lent by Audrey Sawyer

Lent by Audrey Sawyer

 

 

1948 Olympics and 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

 

 

 

Photograph Lent by Paul Chandler

Photograph Lent by Paul Chandler

 

 

– Old Paulionians Cycle Club

 

 

 

Herbert Mason and Nellie Spencer

Herbert Mason and Nellie Spencer

 

Nellie Spencer

 

 

 

Dorking Fire Brigade

 

 – Fireman Jack Neville Presland

 

 

Denbies House circa 1900

Denbies House circa 1900

This photograph was donated to the Museum by Simon Jervis.

Taken at Denbies around 1900.

It is not known what the occasion was – but looks like a conference of medical staff or the like.

 

 

 

Photo Lent by John Molyneux

Photo Lent by John Molyneux

 

– Leith Hill and District Women’s suffrage society. Waste paper collection.

 

 

 

Dorking 1919 Suffrage
Dorking Suffrage Postcard