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

Wednesday, 3rd January 2018: Tales of St Lawrence’s Hospital. A talk by Liz Bonsall.

Wednesday, 7th February 2018: A talk on Tatsfield by Ian Mitchell.

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

Wednesday, 29th November 2017: Bourne Society Annual Dinner. Surrey National Golf Club.

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 the latest Local History Records.

The group is taking its customary winter break and will resume activities in March 2018.

Landscape History Walks

For details of the latest landscape history walks please see Local History Records, volume 93, November 2017, page 84.

Sunday, 18th February 2018: The Wey navigation and Newark Priory.

Sanderstead Local History Group

All Saints' Hall, Sanderstead

All Saints’ Parish Hall, Sanderstead

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

Wednesday, 10th January 2018: New Year’s party

Wednesday, 31st January 2018: Croydon in World War I.

Wednesday, 28th February 2018: Suffragettes.

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.