Events - Spring 2022

 This Spring we have a programme of excellent speakers talking on subjects of local history. To book places for any of these events, email 

Wednesday 16 March 2022 - “A History of the Dennis works in Guildford” by Roger Heard

Dennis Brothers logo on fire engine

This is the extraordinary story of this most important slice of industrial Guildford – a treat from one who was himself at the coal face! Roger started as an apprentice at the company in 1963 and worked his way up to become Sales and Marketing Director.  St Catherine’s Village Hall at 2.30 pm  Cost (including tea and biscuits) £7                               

Wednesday 13 April 2022 - “Holy Trinity Church and its associated buildings” by Mary Alexander

Holy Trinity


Mary needs no introduction to the Friends and retains an unparalleled knowledge of our medieval and later history. Holy Trinity stands proud on its High Street frontage, occupying the northern wing of Trinity Square, itself home to some of the oldest buildings in our town. You will learn a host of  fascinating facts, so don’t miss this one. St Catherine’s Village Hall at 2:30 pm Cost (including tea and biscuits) £7

RESCHEDULED AS THE SPEAKER HAS COVID: Further information to follow shortly - Thursday 19 May 2022 - “John Russell, Guildford’s artist” by Gemma Haigh - 

John Russell's home


John Russell is Guildford’s most important artist, as well as being an unusual and interesting character. Gemma has undertaken a special project researching into Russell’s female portraits, whilst employed as a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum and she will tell us the latest understanding of both the man and the artist. St Catherine’s Village Hall at 10.30 am Cost (including tea and biscuits) £7