Bourne Society Zoom Forum Meetings & AGM

Bourne Society forum meetings will take place on Zoom in March and May 2021, and in April when the meeting will follow the society’s AGM. Dates and times of these meetings are given below. Passcodes and links for the meetings will be emailed to members upon request.

Members who wish to attend the Zoom AGM and May forum meeting will need to email to obtain the necessary ID and password.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021 at 7.30 pm: Zoom AGM followed by the April forum meeting. It will include the talk ‘300 years of Prime Ministers’ by Bob Evans, former Chief Planning Officer for TDC and Chairman of Nutfield History Society.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021 at 7.30 pm: Zoom forum meeting, including the talk ‘Happy Valley, Past, Present & Future’ by Dominic North, Countryside Warden.

A programme of outdoor summer meetings has been arranged but will very much depend on covid restrictions.

Sanderstead Local History Group

Until further notice, all meetings of the Sanderstead group will take place on Zoom on the last Wednesday in the month at 2.00 pm. Zoom links and passwords will be sent by email to regular members of the group shortly before each meeting. If you are not on our contact list and would like to attend the meeting please contact Chris Harman or Joyce Hoad at

27th January 2021: Childhood outings or holidays. This is a meeting for members when in turn you can relate your memories. Have any photos or objects ready which you can hold up to your computer’s camera. This will be very informal and act as a trial run for future Zoom meetings.

24th February 2021
: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Croydon composer and musician, by Chris Harman.

31st March 2021
: Henry Keatley-Moore: Mayor of Croydon 1906-1908, by Jill Hall.

Pub & Brewery History Group

Meetings of the pub and brewery history group assemble at 12 noon in the car park of the selected venue, or if wet inside. A short history of the pub is followed by lunch for those wishing to partake. New members and guests are warmly welcomed.
Please read Paul Sandford’s note in the latest LHR.

The present situation is that all pub visits have been suspended until further notice.

Landscape History Walks

All walks have been suspended until further notice.

April 2020 Forum Meeting:
100 Editions of Local History Records

As you would have seen from our calendar of events, Robert Warner and Gwyneth Fookes had prepared a Powerpoint presentation for the April forum meeting based on 100 editions of Local History Records. A great deal of work went into this presentation, so to prevent it going to waste the Society’s officers have agreed to make the projected pages freely available on this website as a continuous pdf file. We hope you enjoy looking through it, while possibly imagining your friends around you.

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

Chaldon History Group

Meetings of the Chaldon History Group take place at 2.00 to 4.00 pm in Chaldon Village Hall or Chaldon Church. Meetings are open to everyone. Entry is £5 at the door, proceeds from which, after costs, go to the Friends of Chaldon Church. For details please follow this link.

Bourne Society Coach day tours

For obvious reasons, nothing has been organised so far for 2021.

Heritage Tours

There will be no Heritage Tour in 2021.