Puttenham and Wanborough History Society

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

Puttenham and Wanborough History Society was formed in 1967 by a group of local people. At their first meeting on 7th July 1967 Jock Vevers proposed that the objectives of the Society should be “To promote and encourage the study, the preservation and the recording of the past and present history of the parishes of Puttenham and Wanborough.”

The Society grew, meetings and exhibitions were held in the Marwick Hall, Puttenham and outings were arranged. The society regularly published papers on local research and in 1972 Ruth Dugmore’s book ‘Puttenham under the Hog’s Back’ was published. Residents of the two villages began a collection of documents, photographs and pictures, which quickly grew, and were stored for several years in the village school.

Books by members of the society include Gillian Drew’s Wanborough, and Patrick Yarnold’s ‘Wanborough Manor – School for Secret Agents’ published (2009). Margaret Saunders used material from the archives in ‘Puttenham and Wanborough. The Past in Pictures’ (2000).

History Society 2021-22 Programme

The full 2021-22 meeting programme is listed here History Society Programme.

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Events

Oct
29
Fri
AGM followed by Talk: Hazel Morris – Bargate Stone: Its use over Eight Centuries in and around Godalming @ Marwick Hall Puttenham
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
26
Fri
Talk: Simon Maslin – The Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Wanborough Hoard @ Marwick Hall Puttenham
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
28
Fri
Talk: Patrick Yarnold – Whitaker Wright: The Witley Fraudster @ Marwick Hall Puttenham
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
25
Fri
Talk: Nick Bale – George Abbott: A Man of the World
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
25
Fri
Talk: Sue Jones – Life and death in Tudor and Stuart West Surrey @ Marwick Hall Puttenham
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
29
Fri
Talk: George Schmit – Panorama Mesdag: A Dutch Masterpiece @ Marwick Hall Puttenham
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm