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Surrey’s most influential heritage people: Movers and Shakers 2013

PUBLISHED: 14:45 02 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:45 02 July 2013

Julian Pooley

Julian Pooley

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In recent months, team Surrey Life has been busy speaking to our contributors and industry experts from around the county to get a feel for just who makes Surrey tick

Julian Pooley

The work to discover, preserve and celebrate Surrey’s past is ongoing and all of the staff and volunteers of Surrey Heritage at Surrey History Centre in Woking are passionate about making history matter for everyone. Team leader, Julian Pooley particularly enjoys the way the fragile documents of the past can have such an impact upon people today, whether family historians seeking ancestors, people discovering the history of their house, street or town or people experiencing mental illness who are able to place their feelings in context using records rescued from Surrey’s hospitals before they closed in the 1990s.

Hilary McGrady

As the National Trust’s regional director for London and the South East, Hilary McGrady was responsible for overseeing the team at Box Hill. Together, they enabled 30,000 spectators to see the Olympic cycling while at the same time safeguarding one of Surrey’s most precious environments. As well as making our county a jewel in the crown for the National Trust, Hilary has been a keen champion of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ former home Leith Hill Place, which opens to the public for the first time this summer.

Lucy Worsley

A regular fixture on our television screens, Lucy Worsley’s accessible presenting style has broken the mould in the male-dominated world of history programmes - helping to popularise the past like never before. Away from the small screen she’s chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces. Based at Hampton Court Palace, she oversees work at Henry VIII’s famous home and Kew Palace.

Keep on moving

Of course, any such list is subjective and many more could have featured within these pages. Get in touch with your Movers & Shakers, the people who influence how we all live in Surrey, on facebook.com/SurreyLife and twitter.com/SurreyLife and maybe you’ll see them included next time round!

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