Bourne Society Indoor Forum Meetings
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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
Coronavirus (Covid-19): In compliance with government directives, all forum meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Please check this page regularly for a resumption of activities.
April 2020 Forum Meeting:
100 Editions of Local History Records
As you would have seen from our calendar of events, Robert Warner and Gwyneth Fookes had prepared a Powerpoint presentation for the April forum meeting based on 100 editions of Local History Records. A great deal of work went into this presentation, so to prevent it going to waste the Society’s officers have agreed to make the projected pages freely available on this website as a continuous pdf file. We hope you enjoy looking through it, while possibly imagining your friends around you.
To download the presentation in pdf format please follow this link.
Saturday 12th September: Godstone Then and Now: An exhibition of photographs from the late 1800s to the present day. Virus permitting, it is hoped that this exhibition will go ahead as planned at the St Nicholas Youth Centre, Godstone. For details of this event please follow this link.
The Caterham Guards’ Depot: An Exhibition. This popular Bourne Society exhibition is now a permanent feature of The ARC and will remain there until further notice. For more details please click or tap here.
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.
Please read Paul Sandford’s note in the latest LHR, Summer 2020, page 86, and if necessary communicate directly with Paul.
Definitely cancelled: Saturday, 11th July 2020: The Woolpack, 186 High St., Banstead SM7 2NZ.
Uncertain: Saturday, 1st August 2020: The Woodman, Woodmansterne St. SM7 3NL.
Landscape History Walks
All walks have been suspended until further notice.
Sanderstead Local History Group
The Sanderstead Local History Group has cancelled all meetings until further notice in the hope of re-scheduling them for 2021. Any future resumption of activities will be notified on this website.
Meetings of the Sanderstead Local History Group are held at 2.00 pm at All Saints’ Parish Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead. All are welcome, come as often as you wish. No annual fee; just £2 per head per visit to cover hall hire including tea or coffee. For further information please contact Joyce Hoad at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaldon History Group
Meetings of the Chaldon History Group take place at 2.00 to 4.00 pm in Chaldon Village Hall or Chaldon Church. Meetings are open to everyone. Entry is £5 at the door, proceeds from which, after costs, go to the Friends of Chaldon Church. For details of this year’s talks and walks please follow this link.
The Summer Walk scheduled for Sunday, 19th July 2020 is uncertain. Please see the group’s website for the latest information.
Bourne Society Coach day tours
All three of this year’s coach day tours have been cancelled due to uncertainty regarding the epidemic.
Due to personal circumstances there will be no heritage tour this year. It is hoped to organise one in 2021.