Related Resources - Local History Societies
Many towns and villages in the South East region have local history society groups who study and take an interested in the history of their local area. The following provides selected links to local history societies and groups with web sites in the South East region
British Association for Local History
The British Association for Local History is the national charity which promotes local history and serves local historians.
Address: PO Box 6549, Somersal House, Asbourne, DE6 5WH
Tel: 01283 585947
The Ramsgate Society
The Ramsgate Society is both a civic society and historical group which aims to take care of the town and to help make it a better place in which to live, work and to enjoy leisure.
Address: 41 St Andrew's Road, Ramsgate CT11 7EQ
Tel: 01843 599302
Chatham Dockyard Historical Society
A society dedicated to upholding the memory of Chatham Dockyard's contribution to serving the Royal Navy over the past four centuries.
The Museum, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE
Tel: 01634 832028
Chatham Historical Society
The objects of the Society are to bring together all those who are interested in the history and the archaeology of the Medway Towns.
Tel: 01634 865176
The Romney Marsh Research Trust
Established to study the history, archaeology and landscape history (or 'geomorphology') of Romney Marsh.
The Sevenoaks Society
The Sevenoaks Society is concerned with the conservation and improvement of the town and the local surroundings.
The Shoreham and District Historical Society (Kent)
The society aims to promote awareness of Shoreham and district's history, organise meetings and visits, conserve archives and conduct and publish research.
Address: 79 High Street, TN14 7TB
Tel: 01959 522365
Sandwich History Society
The society provides conducted Historical Tours of the town, publishes books on the History of Sandwich and holds events and talks.
Tel: 01304 613476
Tenterden & District Local History Society
Tel: 01580 762147
Wye Historical Society
The objectives of the Society are to advance the education of the public in local history and historical issues of wider import.
1 Upper Bridge Street, Wye, Kent, TN25 5AF
Tel: 01233 813125
Beeding and Bramber Local History Society
The Beeding and Bramber Local History Society was formed in 1981 for people who have an interest in the past of the two villages, as well as Botolphs, Small Dole and Edburton.
Address: 53 Newland Road, Upper Beeding, West Sussex BN44 3JJ
Bognor Regis Local History information
A web site produced by a local historian on the history of Bognor Regis
The Cuckfield Compendium
A web site that aims to encourage and assist the study and research of Local History, Family History and Genealogy in Cuckfield.
Eastbourne Local History Society
The Eastbourne Local History Society was founded in 1970 as an organisation which pursues and encourages an active interest in the study of the history of Eastbourne and its immediate environs.
Lancing and Sompting Pastfinders Local History Group
A web site relating to the history of these two coastal villages in Sussex and the nearby hamlets of Cokeham & Coombes.
Lindfield Preservation Society
The Lindfield Preservation Society was founded in 1961 to promote and encourage the preservation and development of the West Sussex village.
Lindfield History Project
The Lindfield History Project was founded in 2003 as an independent local history group which undertakes research projects into all aspects of Lindfield parish.
The Surrey Local History Committee
The Surrey Local History Committee of Surrey Archaeological Society exists to foster an interest in the History of Surrey, and aims to discover the past and to maintain the heritage of Surrey, in history, in architecture and in landscape.
Their web site provides links to local history society web sites for towns and villages around Surrey.
Address: Castle Arch, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3SX
Addlestone Historical Society
This Society aims to bring together those interested in local history and to encourage research in Addlestone, New Haw, Row Town and Woodham areas.
Banstead History Research Group
BHRG undertakes research on local history and also publishes various books and booklets on local topics.
Tel: 01737 353082
The Bourne Society
The Bourne Society was founded in 1956 as the local history society Caterham, Chaldon, Chelsham, Chipstead, Coulsdon, Farleigh, Godstone, Kenley, Sanderstead, Whyteleafe, Warlingham, and Woldingham.
Tel: 01883 349287
Dorking Local History Group
Committed to the research and publication of history of Dorking and surrounding parishes.
Address: The Dorking Museum, The Old Foundry, 62 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BS
Egham-by-Runnymede Historical Society
Established to promote an interest in all aspects of local history.
Address: 3 Limes Road, Egham TW20 9QT
Tel: 01784 435301
Epsom & Ewell History & Archaeology Society
The local history, archaeology and conservation society for the Epsom and Ewell area of Surrey.
Address: 17 Seymour Avenue, Ewell, KT17 2RP
Ewhurst History Society
The society has a programme of talks and visits along with informal research into local history.
Felbridge & District History Group
The group aims to provide access to information on the Felbridge Area, on the Surrey-Sussex border in Southern England.
Horley Local History Society
The Horley Local history Society was formed in 1951 with the main aim of tracing, recording and disseminating information on all aspects of Horley and its surrounding villages in Surrey.
Leatherhead & District Local History Society
For all those interested in the history of the area including Ashtead, Bookham, Fetcham and Headley as well as Leatherhead.
Address: Hampton Cottage, 64 Church Street, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8UQ
Tel: 01372 386348
Shere, Gomshall & Peaslake Local History Society
The society holds regular members' meetings, arranges outings, cares for its archives and conducts research.
Westcott Local History Group
The society arranges meetings, initiates research and collects historical materials relating to the history of Wescott.
Woking History Society
The society was founded in 1968 to promote an interest in the local history of Woking.
Address: 106 Dartnell Park Road, West Byfleet, KT14 6QD
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