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Surrey Industrial History Group (SIHG)

Surrey Industrial History Group (SIHG) normally 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.

Surrey Industrial History Group Online Meetings
Free online
Zoom Meetings replace physical meetings

January - March 2021 Meetings: Thursdays at 10:00

7 January - Historic Agriculture in SE England / Geoffrey Mead
21 January - Renewable Energy - Is it too late!! / Richard Rumble
4 February - Daniel Gooch - Brunel’s Locomotive Engineer / John McGuiness
18 February - Guildford Industries / David Rose
4 March - Calcutta and Beyond - India’s Industrial Heritage / Paul Whittle
18 March - Barnes Wallis and his Inventions / Peter Hoar


1 April - The History of Heathrow / Nick Pollard

15 April
The Historic Value of Money / Bob Bryson

Online Meetings of Other Organizations
Series of Zoom talks are being arranged by Surrey History Meetup

Mondays at 19:15 (free)

Heritage Open Days 2020 are now over,
but many of the talks can still be found on YouTube

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. Our lecture series continue this tradition, albeit in a new location, from 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
Hackhurst Lane  Abinger Hammer  RH5 6SE