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WEA History Day

Town Mayor & Council Chairman, David Powell joined members of the WEA (Workers’ Education Association) Horley Branch on Saturday to celebrate 50 years adult learning in the town.

Past, present and future WEA students filled the Archway Theatre to mark the occasion and enjoy a quiz on life in Horley in 1968. Did you know the average price of a house half a century ago was £3,500? Or that the average wage was £750?

History tutor Kate Antoniou entertained the audience with a talk on what the world was like in 1968 – with the Vietnam War raging, riots in France and Prague, and race relations in turmoil in the UK, it was interesting to note that despite the best attempts of our ‘rose tinted spectacles’ history is never quite as we remember.

Like all the best parties, the celebration ended with refreshments and the cutting of the cake.

*WEA Horley Courses run throughout the year and kick off with a look at World Religions – How They Differ/What They Have in Common in the Function Room of the Archway Theatre in Horley on Wednesday 19 September from 10am-noon. For more information on this or any other WEA Horley course, email: or call 01342 843801.

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