Social History

topics to be covered by the Social History group at their fortnightly meetings at NCMC Hall.


Please contact the group before attending if not enrolled as a Social History group member. See the Yearbook for further details of the group.



20th September

‘Social Comment in ‘60s Music’ A study, with music and lyrics, of the ways in which some singer-songwriters reflected and commented on life or social issues of the time.


4th October

‘Shopping in Guildford 1911’ A look at shops and shopping in Guildford, based on the Guildford Shopping

Week catalogue of October 1911

18th October

'A Steamboating Adventure' with guest speaker Rev. Mark Rudell

Always fascinated by steam power he is a Vice President of the Steamboat Association and

will provide us with an overview of steam on UK waterways before moving on to look at his

own experience of building and operating his own steam launches and its impact on his own life.

1st November

‘Edinburgh’ Some historical perspectives on life in the city of Edinburgh.

(with Chris Davidson and Margaret Rose)

15th November

‘Fog, Smoke and Smog’ The history of Smog mainly in and around London and how it impacted

on peoples lives from the Tudor age to the 1960s.

29th November

1971 – Fifty Years ago a review of the events of 1971 with an opportunity to

share memories and artefacts from that year.