New book traces history of East Surrey Museum

By Kevin Black in Community News

In a new and attractively presented 60-page book, author Ray Howgego traces year by year the evolution of Caterham’s East Surrey Museum from the Bourne Society pioneers of the 1970s, through the museum’s foundation in 1980, right up to the present day.

The author draws on the many thousands of pages of primary documents in the archives of the museum, augmented and enriched with personal reminiscences, to provide an accurate and readable account of the struggle to gain public and official support, the eternal battle for funding, and the extraordinary dedication of curators, volunteers and friends who gave up so much of their time to ensuring the museum’s permanence and development. Every exhibition ever mounted by the museum receives a mention, while an opening chapter relates the story of the house and its occupants before the building’s conversion.

The History Of East Surrey Museum is now available in the museum at a price of £5 each, all profits going to the museum.

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