Bourne Society Forum Meetings

Indoor forum meetings are held at 7.30 pm in the Jenkins Centre at de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, Caterham. Please note that dates of meetings and other events are liable to change due to unforeseen circumstances. This page will always provide the latest information.

‘Indoor’ Forum Meetings

There are no more indoor meetings until September.

‘Outdoor’ Forum Meetings

Wednesday, 1st June 2022: A visit to Croydon Airport arranged by John Whitley. Booking is necessary for this guided tour and numbers are limited. For details please see Local History Records 106.

Saturday, 9th July 2022: A visit to Riddlesdown Common with Matthew Johnson, City Commons warden. Booking is necessary for this guided tour and numbers are limited. For details please see Local History Records 106 (but please note the change of date).

Landscape History Walks

Detailed information about timings, distances, meeting points and levels of difficulty are given in Local History Records.

Wednesday, 11th May 2022: Headley Heath Walk. See LHR 106.

Saturday, 23rd July 2022: Banstead and Chipstead Valley Walk. See LHR 106

Pub & Brewery History Group

The following visits have been proposed for 2022. Regular members of the group will be contacted with details. Alternatively, see the notice in Local History Records, vol. 106.

Tuesday, 17th May 2022: The Woodman, Woodmansterne, SM7 3NL.

Saturday, 11th June 2022: The Inn on the Pond, Nutfield Marsh Road, RH1 4EU.

Tuesday, 5th July 2022: The Kingswood Arms, Tadworth, KT20 6EB.

Sanderstead Local History Group

Wednesday, 25th May 2022: The Tsars in London: Peter I and Alexander I, by Janet Hartley.

Wednesday, 29th June 2022: Past Jubilees; National and Local Celebrations, by Dee Palmer

Meetings of the Sanderstead group take place in All Saints’ Church Hall on the last Wednesday in the month at 2.00 pm. If you are not on a contact list please email Chris Harman or Joyce Hoad at

Bourne Society Coach day tours

For full details of this year’s tours, please click or tap on ‘Coach Day Tours’ in the left-hand menu.

Chaldon History Group

Please note that the talk previously advertised for the 30th April has been cancelled.

Saturday, 26th June 2022: Chaldon Church Bells: A Seven Century History. Ted Howard presents an illustrated talk based on his research into the history of the two ancient and six modern church bells and the famous Whitechapel Bell Foundry. 2.00-4.00 pm in Chaldon Church; £5 cash entry on the door.

Sunday, 7th August 2022: Summer History Walk: ‘Holes in the ground’. An all-day walk exploring historic holes in the ground and hearing their stories.

Chaldon Church, with its 12th-century mural, is open every day for visitors, usually between 10am and 4pm (3pm in winter). Church Teas are available on Sundays in British summertime, 3.00 to 4.30 pm in the Hazell Room at the Church.

For more on the Chaldon group please follow this link.