Surrey has been home to Romany Gypsies and Travellers, their culture and traditions, for over 500 years and this free talk by Dr Alan Wright – called Travelling through the archives – tracking Surrey Gypsies – will help you to uncover their history and the sources available to you to help you find out more about your own ancestors. It takes place at the Surrey History Centre at 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND on the evening of Monday 22 July 2019.
Dr Wright is the author of Their Day Has Passed, an in-depth look at Romany life in the county of Surrey. We hear that he is currently editing a volume of documents relating to the Surrey Police Census of Nomads for the Surrey Record Society, dating from 1913.
The talk will follow the AGM of the Surrey Record Society. The AGM begins at 7pm and should last 30-45 minutes. Non-members of the Surrey Record Society are welcome to attend the talk and can also attend the AGM beforehand, although they cannot vote on Society matters. Free refreshments will be available at 6.30pm.
Tickets are free but booking is advisable. Please reserve your place online or in person at the Surrey History Centre or phone 01483 518737.