What’s New

A major new publication from the Bourne Society

warmemorialsCoulsdon and Purley War Memorials / First World War, by Nigel Elliott

The author has undertaken a comprehensive survey of World War I memorials throughout Coulsdon and Purley, giving their history and location, and listing the names and inscriptions that appear on them. The book is lavishly illustrated with more than 70 full colour photographs of the memorials and their surroundings, together with a selection of old postcard reproductions. An index of over a thousand names allows the reader to rapidly locate the memorial on which a particular member of the armed services is remembered. The book is now on sale from the Bourne Society, price £10, and will be available at the next forum meeting.

Recent additions to the website:

  • The latest issue of Local History Records (Volume 95, Summer 2018) should be with all members by now, its 95 pages, in full colour, packed with interesting articles. For a summary of its contents please look here. The next issue of LHR, volume 96, is anticipated in early November. The deadline for articles for this issue is 23 September 2018.
  • The Forthcoming Events page has been updated to include the current season of indoor forum meetings.
  • Index to Bourne Society Local History Records volumes 46 to 95 (2006-2018). This index is now available here for free download and has been updated to include volume 95. 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 that of Pearce, may now be word-searched in Google.