Free Display: History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism

February 6, 2019 – February 28, 2019 all-day Europe/London Timezone
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking, Surrey
GU21 6ND
Surrey Heritage
Free Display: History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism @ Surrey History Centre

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community. This is an opportunity to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Surrey and elsewhere.
The national theme for 2019 is ‘History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism’ marking the 100th anniversary of the official end of the First World War. Our display looks at homosexuality during the First and Second World Wars and features Surrey’s famous LGBT men and women who supported the war effort at home and abroad, including Dame Ethel Smyth, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, JR Ackerley, Robert Graves, Harry Daley, Noel Coward, Dirk Bogarde, Alan Turing, Terence Rattigan, and EM Forster.