Celebrate Mole Valley at Heritage Open Days 2018
Join us from 13 - 16 September at our fantastic Heritage Open Days events across Mole Valley celebrating Extraordinary Women, the centenary of World War I and Mole Valley's fascinating heritage.
We kick off with our launch event at Leatherhead Theatre, 7.30pm on 14 September featuring speaker Sian Evans, historical author and journalist, presenting a talk on Mrs Maggie Greville of Polesden Lacey, one of Mole Valley's most extraordinary women. A few tickets are still available from Leatherhead Theatre Box Office - book now!
There are over 70 events to take part in across Mole Valley all of which are free, many exploring the national theme of Extraordinary Women marking 100 years since some women first get the vote, whilst others highlight another big anniversary: the centenary of the end of World War I.
Councillor Vivienne Michael, Leader of the Council said: "We are looking forward to this year's events showcasing Mole Valley's unique heritage. Once again our Heritage Days celebration demonstrates the commitment and hard work of all the volunteers and businesses involved.
"I do hope that as many people as possible will want to join us in celebrating Extraordinary Women with a visit to the Leatherhead Institute to explore the story of extraordinary women in Musical Theatre, exhibitions about the involvement of Leatherhead and Surrey in the campaign for suffrage and more. Or drop by Dorking Golf Club to discover the extraordinary life of May Yohe, once Lady Francis Hope of Deepdene or the United Reform Church, Dorking to discover our extraordinary women geologists.
"Alternatively, people might support their local businesses with a visit to Bookham on Saturday 15, where more than 25 businesses are taking part in in a celebration the living history of their independent retailers.
"There will also be events across the District to mark the Centenary of World War I, including the theatrical performance of 'Keep the Homefires Burning' by the Manor Theatre Group and the 'Ringing Remembers' events being held by Churches in Capel, Newdigate and Ockley."
Further details on all the events running this year can be found at www.heritageopendays.org.uk
All the events are free of charge but some have limited space available and require booking. Check online at www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/advanced-search or in the Mole Valley programme booklet for booking information.