Esher District Local History Society
Past Events: Thursday 6th April 2017, a short report about the evening with Dominic Raab MP. A fuller report will appear in the next newsletter.
News Items: The Spring 2017 newsletter commenced distribution at the above meeting.
Future Events: Dates, and speakers when known, shown until May 2018.
News Items: Spring 2017 newsletter commences distribution.
William Walter Russell Private 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers died 11th April 2017 aged 26 of Ruxley Lodge, Claygate.
Remembered with Honour Arras Memorial.
His brother William Henry Russell had also fallen on 1st November 1914.
Alfred Richard Barton Gunner Royal Field Artillery died 30th April 1917 aged 21, 13 Matthews Terrace, Claygate.
Remembered with Honour Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.
Thomas James Williams Sapper 510th Field Coy. Royal Engineers died 1st May 1917 aged 35, Alma Cottage, Common Road, Claygate.
Remembered with Honour Thiepval Memorial.
Frederick Percy Grimsaw Private 8th Battalion East Surrey Regt died 3rd May 1917 aged 21 2 Prince's Cottages, Coverts Road, Claygate
Remembered with Honour Arras Memorial
Further details appear on the Claygate War Memorial Page.
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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.
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Our late President Christine Whittle-Dall was 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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