talks

Kathy Atherton has researched history in Holmwood and Dorking over many years. Responsible for temporary exhibitions at Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre, she has recently researched and written the Museum's new interpretive panels on the history of Dorking and the surrounding hills - soon to be available in a fully illustrated book.

Kathy is able to give talks to youth and adult groups on the history of Dorking, Holmwood, and related subjects including:

On Holmwood:

 

  • The History of Holmwood and its Villages 
  • The History of South Holmwood
  • The History of North Holmwood
  • The History of St Mary Magdalene, South Holmwood
  • Secrets of the churchyard 
  • Holmwood in the Great War

 

 On Dorking:

 

  • The History of Dorking and the surrounding hills
  • 'The Big Society in Action' - the Dorking Museum Project 
  • 'Keeping it Going' - the impact of the First World War on Dorking and the villages of Mole Valley
  • Dorking in the Great War

 

 On local people and events:

  • 'Suffragettes and Socialists' - the Pethick-Lawrences of the Dutch House and their circle in the villages around Dorking
  • 'Militants, Suffragists and Antis' - Votes for Women in the villages of the Surrey Hills
  • 'From the Prince Regent's divorce to the local Porn Star' - some Holmwood Scandals
  • 'Keeping it Going' - the impact of the First World War on Dorking and the villages of Mole Valley
  • Literary Mole Valley - Local writers and Mole Valley in fiction: Jane Austen, EM Forster, Fanny Burney, John Evelyn, Daniel Defoe and Charles Dickens
To book a talk for your group or society please call 07803 009479 or by email on kathy.history@gmail.com

or use the contact form.