Egham-by-Runnymede Historical Society

The area we cover

Contact us by post at  

c/o The Literary Institute, High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9EW

or on

To learn more about the Society why not visit a podcast by Jill Williams talking about the origins and interests. To do this Google Max Communications & click on the podcast tab. Then select podcast & choose.

Talks will resume in the United Church of Egham on July 29th 2021 – see under Events

The Egham-by-Runnymede Historical Society was founded in 1967 to further an interest in local history and archaeology. We hold talks mainly on local subjects but sometimes on a wider or more general theme. These, normally 10 each year, are free to members with non-members paying a small sum, currently £2. From 31st March 2022 our annual subscriptions are £15 unless you are a senior (£12.50) or junior (£6) and this includes  our newsletters (not the postage which is £6.50) but for 2021 we are offering a reduced membership of £10 or £5 if joining from 1st September. 

SEE EbRHS Mem Form 2021

                                                                                                                                                July 2021

We are getting in touch to let you know that the Egham-by-Runnymede Historical Society’s monthly meetings are resuming on Thursday July 29th 2021 at our usual venue, the United Church, in Egham High Street.  We had a successful trial lecture there last month, given by our former Chairman, Bill Godwin, to an audience of 18.  We are hopeful that the Society’s programme will now return to normal, beginning with a lecture by our President, Jill Williams on July 29th.   Our new Programme Secretary, Sheila Binns, has arranged a wide and varied programme to take us into the New Year and beyond.  

A reminder that annual subscriptions to the Society for 2021-22 fell due on April 1st.  If you haven’t already renewed your membership, please consider forwarding your subscription to our Membership Secretary and continue to support your local Historical Society.  Please return your completed membership form before the end of July 2021 to ensure you receive future monthly newsletters and Society updates.

Throughout all the lockdown restrictions, we have continued to produce a monthly newsletter, usually in colour, in order to maintain contact with members.  This will continue in colour until at least the November 2021 issue.

For the time being it is unlikely we will be allowed to serve refreshments after meetings.  Also, the monthly raffle will be held back until we have a clearer picture of the future.   By now, we are all aware that rules and guidelines are likely to change on a daily basis.  You can keep up to date by visiting the Society’s website   We look forward to welcoming you to our future meetings.

Yours sincerely, Richard Williams on behalf of the EbRHS Committee


The Society also publishes books, postcards, cards dealing with local history & also have items such as tea towels, mugs, maps, etc for sale in their shop in The Egham Museum. 

If you are wanting to buy items there are details of how to obtain items by post on the Sales page.

Alternatively please contact us via