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

The next season of indoor forum meetings resumes on Wednesday, 6th September when John Bevis will talk about the brothers Richard and Cherry Kearton. In the meantime, please consider our outdoor forum meetings described below.

Bourne Society Outdoor Forum Meetings

During the months of June, July and August, Bourne Society forum meetings move outdoors, taking advantage (one hopes) of the balmy evenings to visit nearby places of interest and beauty. However, due to the limited availability of places, or because of the forward planning involved, it is essential that prospective attendees notify their intention in advance. Full details of the meetings, and how bookings should be made, are given in the latest issue of Local History Records, May 2017, pages 72-3.

Wednesday, 26th July 2017: Visit to Tollsworth Manor, Rook Lane, Chaldon, including an illustrated talk and tour, and refreshments. A donation of at least £5 will be expected, in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. Advance booking is essential. (This event is now fully booked but you can still be placed on a reserve list in case others drop out.)

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017, 6.00 for 6.30 pm: ‘Foray into Farleigh’. A gentle stroll around the historic buildings of Farleigh, beginning at St Mary’s Church. Advance notification of participation is desirable.

Special Events

Monday, 28th August 2017: Chaldon Summer Fête. As usual the Bourne Society will have a stand at the Chaldon fête, where you can buy books or join the society.

Sunday, 10th September 2017: Kenley Airfield Revival Project: Heritage Day: ‘Sky Heroes’. 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm. The Bourne Society will have a stall in the Museums Corner of this major event. For details please follow this link.

Saturday, 25 November 2017: Caterham Christmas Fair in the Soper 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. For details please see page 70 of the latest Local History Records, August 2017.

Saturday, 5th August 2017: The Running Horses, Old London Road, Mickleham, RH5 6DU.

Saturday, 2nd September 2017: Westerham Brewery, Beggars Lane, TN16 1QP. Lunch at the Carpenter’s Arms, Limpsfield Chart.

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

Sunday, 10th September 2017: Great Church Wood and Marden Park.

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, 26th July 2017: ‘Jane Austen Centenary – local connections’. By Joy Gadsby.

Wednesday, 30th August 2017: Outdoor meeting: Titsey Place. Please contact Joy Gadsby for details.

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

For booking formalities and details of the tours below, see the current issues of Local History Records.

Saturday, 16th September 2017: Chatham Historic Dockyard. Plenty of places are still available on this excursion.

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 forthcoming August issue of Local History Records.