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Past Events: A visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 10/07/2014 and a short report.

Newsletter Extracts: The Spring 2014 newsletter contained a Blast from the Past "Esher in Books - 4 by Derek Brown" which described the charitable work of Charlotte Despard.

A page has been added which gives a search facility for this website.

Welcome, the Society was founded at a public meeting in May 1968 with a committee consisting of well known local historians such as: E. Royston Pike, Rowland Baker, Arthur E. Berry, T.E.C. Walker F.S.A., G.B. Greenwood, Richard Haynes, T.S. Mercer and remarkably David Taylor who is a current Vice-President.

As well as Esher, the Society covers the communities of East and West Molesey, Thames Ditton and Long Ditton, Hinchley Wood, Claygate, Oxshott and Cobham. Quite a wide parish representing the former administrative area of Esher Urban District Council.

The steady membership of 180 is divided into those who enjoy the atmosphere of meetings and outings arranged by the committee and those who only attend a study based event such as a tour of the Surrey History Centre in Woking. One objective of the Society is to awaken and foster an informed interest in the history of the neighbourhood of the former Urban District of Esher.

If you have any query please address your message to paul.langton@edlhs.co.uk

Our President Christine Whittle-Dall is also a local artist who painted this charming picture of Wayneflete Tower. In April 2011 Christine published a book entitled "A Box of Paints" which contains some of her work including local scenes and also reflections on her life and painting.

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