The Tillingbourne Tales invites the various communities along the valley to work together and engage in this unique nationally important historic landscape by:

  • Researching and archiving the industries
  • Recording heritage trails throughout the valley
  • Capturing local knowledge through oral histories
  • Working with river wardens to monitor and record

To achieve this, we are always seeking enthusiastic volunteers who wish to be a part of recording and preserving the Tillingbourne’s fascinating history and heritage. Specific tasks include helping to:

Volunteers undertaking oral history training at the Surrey History Centre

Oral history training at the Surrey History Centre, Woking

  • Collate the research and upload it to the website
  • Upload to and manage the social media accounts
  • Research the local industries and historic places
  • Identify heritage trails throughout the valley
  • Develop stories around the industries to engage younger audiences
  • Research workers for each community who can be identified with its local industry
  • Engage with the school and family groups through community events and workshops

If you would like to be involved, please express your interest by contacting our Project Coordinator, Dr Anne Sassin, at [email protected] (Tel. 07749455381)