Heritage Researchers From Our Diverse Communities

The Horton Chapel Project is seeking applications from people who would be interested in training as heritage researchers. This is a volunteer role but training costs and travel expenses will be covered by our Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

We will be providing skills training to 20 people, to help find out more about the history of the Epsom Hospitals Cluster and the people who lived and worked there. Thousands of people came from different countries around the world to work at the hospitals, and it is important that this group of researchers includes a diverse range of people.

A full-day of training will take place at Surrey History Centre in Woking. After that individuals will be able to decide where and when they want to carry out research. There will be some opportunities to research various archives in London too.

Training session for the first group will be held in November 2018, and for a second group in January 2019.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch via our contact form.


Photograph of staff training at West Park Hospital, published courtesy of Epsom & Ewell History Explorer.