What’s New

New publications from the Bourne Society:

The Byrons of Coulsdon: Abroad and At Home

By Nigel Elliott. The familiar name of Byron still looms large in the Coulsdon area where road names, schools and the former almshouses at Bradmore Green still bear the name of the family who were lords of the manor until 1921 and resided in the present Coulsdon Manor Hotel, formerly Coulsdon Court. Just published in an edition of 100 copies, this 238-page book, lavishly illustrated with 120 images, is one of the most impressive volumes ever produced by the Bourne Society. For details of how to order this book, please follow this link.

Richard Kearton’s Surrey Field Notes 1900-1927

Transcribed by Gwyneth Fookes. Foreword by Brian Thomas. Published June 2020 in an edition of 100 copies. This book is now available at a cost of £11 (plus postage) from the publications manager or direct from Mrs Fookes. Further details will be found on the Current Publications page of this website.


Lockdown Lectures

Some East Surrey Churches in Pictures

photographed by Robert Warner, with explanatory captions. Based on Forum talks given to the Bourne Society in 2012 and 2013.
For convenience the album is divided alphabetically into three parts in pdf format, each of which may be downloaded separately by following the appropriate ‘download’ link:

Part 1: Addington to Chelsham. Download
Part 2: Chipstead to Limpsfield. Download
Part 3: Lingfield to Woldingham. Download

John & Edward Hassell. East Surrey in the 1820s and now

This presentation was first delivered at a forum meeting in November 2011 by Gwyneth Fookes and Robert Warner. It is here made available for your interest and amusement.

To download the presentation in pdf format please follow this link.


Recent additions to the website

Local History Records, Volume 102, Autumn 2020 is in print and is being distributed to members. For a preview of its contents please follow this link.

Index to Bourne Society Local History Records volumes 46 to 101 (2006-Summer 2020). This index is now available here for free download and has been updated to include volume 101. Print-on-demand copies may be ordered from the publications subcommittee (address on Contact Us page) for £2.50 plus £1.50 postage. This Index, along with Pearce’s Index to earlier LHRs and Bulletins, may be word-searched.