Richard Christophers

Richard and his wife Rosemary are heritage volunteers at The Lightbox and have been involved with cataloguing the stock since well before the building was opened and we have been arranging heritage displays over the last eight years. We have lived in Woking since 1967 and have watched the town transformed at least twice. Richard read history at Oxford and was a curator in the British Museum, later the British Library, from 1961 until formal retirement in 1995 and for the next 20 years catalogued modern literary manuscripts. He has a PhD on the topic of the educational and social background of the 16th century Surrey clergy. Rosemary was a chartered librarian, working in public and school libraries. We are both long-standing members of Woking History Society, of which Richard is president.

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