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Surrey Industrial History Group (SIHG)

Surrey Industrial History Group (SIHG) holds a fortnightly lecture series on industrial archaeology each year in Guildford, and two weekly series at Leatherhead. It also arranges other meetings and visits in Surrey and farther afield and carries out research, recording and restoration projects. The SIHG Newsletter is published every three months.


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SIHG 44th Lecture Series in Guildford
Venue: Church House Guildford, 20 Alan Turing Road, Guildford GU2 7YF [map]
7 January 2020
A Drop of the Hard & the Soft Stuff - a Century of Brewing
& Mineral Water Making in Bury Street, Guildford
David Rose, local historian and writer
21 January 2020
The Zeppelin Onslaught- Britain's Forgotten Blitz
Ian Castle, Member of the Airship Heritage Trust
SIHG Lecture Series in Leatherhead
9 January
Wealden Gunfounding / Jeremy Hodgkinson
16 January
Profumo Affair / Terry Johnson
23 January
Kirkaldy Testing Museum / Tim Crichton
30 January
Steel - From Bessemer to 21st Century / Tim Smith

SIHG is a group of the Surrey Archaeological Society (SyAS) with an active membership. It grew out of an adult education course on industrial archaeology held at the University of Surrey in 1975. The Group has remained closely associated with this continuing lecture series, which spans September to March each season. In addition it is actively involved in several projects, and produces occasional publications and a regular newsletter.

The Group makes an annual award in the form of a plaque for a conservation project in the county. It maintains close contact with other bodies in Surrey, including the County Council, the Museums Group and the Local History Council.

SIHG is a founder member of the South East Region Industrial Archaeology Conference (SERIAC) and is affiliated to the national Association for Industrial Archaeology. In 1990 the Group hosted the Annual Conference of the AIA.


Chairman: Robert Bryson
Secretary: Hugh Anscombe
Company nr 1160052     Charity nr 272098
SIHG is a Group of the
Surrey Archaeological Society
Castle Arch  Guildford  GU1 3SX