The Friends of Grayshott Heritage scheme was introduced in 2007 to enable present and past residents who are interested in local history to take an active role in supporting the continued development and expansion of our activities.
Long-time villagers enjoy being able to meet up with old friends and reminisce. We can guarantee that however long you’ve lived in Grayshott, and however well you know the area, our projects discover something new for everyone. Past residents are able to keep in touch with the village and continue with their familiar interests. For new residents, we can help you to develop a sense of place, to understand the roots of your community and take pleasure from a deeper understanding of your surroundings.
We hold two Friends’ Evenings per year, which are open evenings where you can meet like-minded people, discuss your own interests or projects, and put forward suggestions for future projects. At each meeting we have one or two speakers giving a talk on local history or other topics of local historical interest. Light refreshments are served and there is always time for a chat and gossip.
Some of our members undertake personal research projects and, should they wish, Grayshott Heritage provides a means of preserving their work for future generations and promoting it to a wider audience.
Our archive contains hundreds of interesting items. A list is given on the Index to Archive page [insert link]. We hope eventually to be able to present the archive in suitable surroundings and open for inspection. Until then we will endeavour to answer questions regarding the information held to the best of our ability.
We also hold occasional special events such as guided walks and stands at local gatherings.
New members are always welcome. The annual membership cost is:
Under 16 Free
You can join in one of three ways:
- Just write with your name, address, postcode and e-mail, along with a cheque payable to Grayshott Heritage to:
Whitmore Vale Road
- Pick up our leaflet at one of the dispensers around the village. It has a printed membership application which you fill out and post, as above.
- Or, come along to a Friends’ Evening and join on the spot.