Forthcoming Events Organised by the Bourne Society

Bourne Society Indoor Forum Meetings

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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 5 minutes walk from Caterham railway station and taxi rank, and 6 minutes from the 407 bus stop.

Wednesday, 6th February 2019: Ancient stone mines in the Bourne Society area, with Peter Burgess.

Wednesday, 6th March 2019: Doodlebug Alley, by Mike Baker.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019: to be announced

Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM will take place on Saturday, 23rd March 2019, at de Stafford School. Details to follow.

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 Local History Records, vol. 96, page 82.

Meetings will start again in early April 2019.

Landscape History Walks

No landscape walks have so far been scheduled for 2019.

Sanderstead Local History Group

All Saints' Hall, Sanderstead

All Saints’ Parish Hall, Sanderstead

Wednesday, 30th January 2019: Childhood memories, recalled by members of the group.

Wednesday, 27th February 2019: John Ruskin – writer, artist & thinker, presented by Daphne Palmer.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019: The White Bear public house, Fickleshole, and the Alwen family, by Joyce Hoad.

Wednesday, 24th April 2019: Shirley windmill and the Alwen family, by Chris Harman.

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. For further information please contact Joyce Hoad at

Heritage Tour: In and Around Staffordshire, 8-12 April 2019

There might be places left on this tour, full details of which you will find in LHR 95, Summer 2018, page 93. Please contact Barbara Raven.

Coach day tours

Saturday, 29th June 2019: Tenterden, Kent and East Sussex Railway / Bodiam Castle. Details to follow.

Saturday, 27th July 2019: Saffron Walden & Audley End. Details to follow.

Special Events

The Caterham Guards’ Depot: An Exhibition. This popular Bourne Society exhibition, on free public display at The ARC Caterham, was due to end in December 2017. However, it has now been accepted as a permanent feature of The ARC and will remain on display until further notice. For more details please click or tap here.