Forthcoming Events Organised by the Bourne Society

Bourne Society Indoor Forum Meetings

URC hall 2

URC Hall, Harestone Hill

Indoor Forum Meetings are held in Harestone Hall, to the rear of the United Reformed Church, Harestone Hill, Caterham, CR3 6JU; 7.15 for 7.45 pm. An admission fee of £1 is charged to cover costs and includes tea or coffee. Please note that, due to restricted space and the large numbers that regularly attend, Bourne Society Forum Meetings in Harestone Hall are open only to members of the Society.

Car Parking: Free car parking from 7 to 11 pm is available in Morrison’s car park, the ground-floor level of which extends almost directly opposite the church. About fifteen parking spaces are available within the church grounds, but these tend to fill up quickly. After 6 pm parking is permitted along Harestone Valley Road and Harestone Hill. The hall is 3 minutes walk from Caterham railway station and taxi rank, and 5 minutes from the 407 bus stop.

Wednesday, 4th October 2017: ‘Gardner’s Pleasure Resort: Kenley’s popular tourist attraction.’ A talk by Roger Packham.

Wednesday, 1st November 2017: ‘The history of Crystal Palace.’ A talk by Ian Bevan.

Wednesday, 6th December 2017: ‘Who do you think you are.’ An opportunity for members to talk for a minute or two about an unusual ancestor.

Special Events

The Caterham Guards’ Depot: An Exhibition. This popular Bourne Society exhibition, on free public display at The ARC Caterham, will remain in place until the end of December 2017. For further details please click or tap here.

Saturday, 25 November 2017: Caterham Christmas Fair in the Soper Hall.

Saturday, 24th March 2018: Bourne Society Annual General Meeting. De Stafford School.

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. For details please see page 70 of the latest Local History Records, August 2017.

Saturday, 14th October 2017: Inn on the Green / The Grumpy Mole (formerly Duke’s Head), Brockham, RH3 7JS. May be combined with the landscape history walk below.

Saturday, 4th November 2017: The Horseshoe, Farleigh Road, Warlingham, CR6 9EG.

Landscape History Walks

For full details of the walks, meeting places, etc., see Local History Records, August 2017, page 89.

Saturday, 14th October 2017: West of Brockham; the Old Coach Road and Greensand Way. May be combined with the pub history visit above.

Sanderstead Local History Group

All Saints' Hall, Sanderstead

All Saints’ Parish Hall, Sanderstead

Wednesday, 27th September 2017: ‘A History of Weather Forecasting’, by Gwyneth Fookes and Joy Gadsby.

Wednesday, 25th October 2017: ‘The Croydon Canal’, by Phil Revnell.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017: ‘A History of Healthcare in Croydon’, by Diane Finlayson.

Meetings of the Sanderstead Local History Group are held at 2.00 pm at All Saints’ Parish Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead. All are welcome; you don’t need to be a member of the group although, naturally, membership is encouraged. A fee of £2 per head is charged to cover costs, and includes tea or coffee. Contact details are given in all issues of Local History Records.

Coach Day Tours

Please watch this space.

Heritage Tour 2018

Monday, 9th to Friday, 13th April 2018: In and Around Shropshire. For details and booking formalities please see page 85 of the August issue of Local History Records.