Shamley Green History Society

We are one of the oldest societies in the village, which offers interesting monthly talks and visits to local buildings of architectural interest. 

We presently have close to 100 members but newcomers are always welcome.  The annual subscription is £7 per person or £10 per couple. All our talks are held at the Arbuthnot Hall, Shamley Green, at 2.30 p.m., and this year they are all booked for Wednesdays. 

Our Chairman is Michael Harding, and more information about us can be found on our notice board outside the shop, and in the Parish Magazine. For further information or membership application forms, please contact Secretary or Treasurer 

On  Friday 8th July, copies of the enlarged and updated second edition of Michael Harding’s  history of the village, entitled ‘A Village History’ and packed with 144 pages of information and illustrations, may be purchased at the Launch at the Arbuthnot Hall between 11.30am and 3.30pm at a price of £10.00. One discounted copy each at £8.00 is available to paid up members of the History Society.   Alternatively, copies may  be obtained from the home of the editor, Michael Harding, on Saturday 9th July at Manelhe, Sweetwater Lane between 9.00 and 12.00 noon. Payments may be made in cash or by cheque at the launch on the 8th July or at Michael’s house on the 9th,July. Pre-ordered copies may be prepaid by online banking (please contact Treasurer Nick, or by cheque posted to Nick Russell-Davis, Lake Cottage, The Green, GU5 0UJ). Information about obtaining copies in the future to follow.


There will be no meeting in August, so we begin our talks again on Wednesday 14th September with ‘The Story of the Crystal Palace’, on the 12th October a talk about Victorian inventions entitled ‘Castles in the Air’, and on the 9th November a talk entitled ‘Great Maps of London and the Thames.’