Saturday, 28 November 2015

Woking History Society AGM

The WHS AGM will take place on Monday 7th December at the Hilton Hotel, Woking at 8pm.
It will be followed by a short talk by Kayt Marter-Brown, from the Surrey County Archaeological Unit, about finds from this year’s dig at Woking Palace.
Festive refreshments and a Quiz will follow.

SURREY IN THE GREAT WAR NEWSPAPER INDEXING PROJECT

A message from Kirsty Bennett:


YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU! 

We need volunteers to index 12 digitised local newspapers for the war years.  A number of volunteers are already doing fantastic work. Would you like to join them?
 

The indexes will be used to identify stories about Surrey during the war which can be followed up and added to the bespoke Surrey in the Great War website; as well as identifying information about Surrey people to add to the Surrey in the Great War database.  In addition, the indexes will be published on the Surrey in the Great War website. 

This indexing can be done at home at convenient times for you, or you can work in the search room at Surrey History Centre.  The amount of time you spend indexing per week is flexible.  A template is ready to use and guidance notes are provided.   

We are indexing the Surrey AdvertiserSurrey MirrorSurrey and Hants NewsFarnham Herald,Middlesex ChronicleSurrey HeraldSurrey Times and County ExpressSurrey CometSussex Agricultural ExpressWoking News and MailEpsom and Ewell Advertiser and Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser. 

Please contact the project team on 01483 518239 / 518238 or surreyinthegreatwar@surreycc.gov.uk