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Epsom & Ewell History

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Lecture Co-ordinator

 

EEHAS has need of a lecture co-ordinator to arrange our visiting speakers. If you would be interested in taking this on please let us know.

Yet another Vacancy

 

Could you organise our refreshments rota for the monthly meetings? It is not an onerous task but is a vital one for the Society.

 

Look under Outside Events for a range of historical and archaeological based activities in Surrey, the south-/east and London

Battle of the Somme booklet (1)

 

Clive Gilbert has produced a 52 page booklet to honour the men who died in the 1916 Battle of the Somme and whose names appear on Epsom's Ashley road War Memorial and Ewell's St. Mary's churchyard War Memorial.

 

This publication is available for £3.50 from Bourne Hall Museum shop and the Local and Family History Centre in Bourne Hall Museum.

Few things bring us closer to the daily life of our ancestors than an appreciation of the food they ate and this study, based on over 150 years of excavations in the Roman settlement of Ewell, looks at grain harvests, livestock, wild food, garden crops and imports. There was everyday cookery from the Celtic tradition, exotic Romainsed delicacies to be sold to strangers, and special meat to be eaten in feasts shared with the silent dead. The economy of this roadside market village was influenced by nearby London, but retained many foodways from a simpler native past.

This publication will be on sale for £3.50 at EEHAS meetings or from the Bourne Hall Museum shop.

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The first 10 Occasional Papers , which are now

out of print, have been uploaded. Find them under the EEHAS Papers tab.

In advance of the AGM on 1st March please find the AGM Notice, the Annual Report and the Annual Accounts below:

 

AGM Notice

 

Annual Report 2016

 

Annual Accounts 2016

 

The subject of the latest EEHAS Occasional Paper is the Grade II listed building at 31 High Street, Ewell, most recently known as The Star Public House. Ian West and Steve Nelson had the opportunity to examine the building during recent works, and the resulting phasing is recorded here together with a history of the occupation of the building.

 

The building is currently unoccupied and boarded up, waiting for a new owner to restore it to a condition befitting a historic building at the heart of the village.

The Star frontpage

 

 

 

The latest Ewell excavation report to be added to the website is:

 

St Mary's No.5 Churchyard, Ewell (ECY00)

An Archival Report

by Clive Orton

 

Find this report by clicking on the Archaeology tab