Bourne Society Forum Meetings

Indoor forum meetings are held in the Jenkins Centre at de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, Caterham. Refreshments served from 7.00 pm for a 7.30 start. Please note that dates of meetings and other events are liable to change due to unforeseen circumstances. This page will always provide the latest information.

Indoor Forum Meetings

Wednesday, 6 December 2023: Brewing along the Wandle Valley. A talk by Alison Cousins.

Wednesday, 3 January 2024: Hamsey Green Airfield and The Gardner Family. An illustrated talk by Phil Swallow in which he will tell us the story of this very special family who lived in a very famous home and how they competed in the world of commerce, aviation and much more.

Wednesday, 7 February 2024: Sir Edward Banks, a great entrepreneur. A talk by Jon Grant.

Landscape History Walks

Detailed information about timings, distances, meeting points and levels of difficulty are given in Local History Records.

Saturday,  27 January 2024: Epsom Downs to Centenary Wood. Details in LHR 111, page 46.

Pub & Brewery History Group

There are no more meetings this year. Please watch this space for the 2024 programme.

Sanderstead Local History Group

Wednesday, 29 November 2023: Informal members’ meeting.

Wednesday, 31 January 2024: Informal members’ meeting.

Wednesday, 28 February 2024: Benjamin Beeson, Sanderstead’s policeman and Crimean War hero. A talk by Phil Swallow.

Meetings of the Sanderstead group take place in All Saints’ Church Hall on the last Wednesday in the month at 2.00 pm. If you are not on a contact list please email Chris Harman or Joyce Hoad at

Bourne Society Coach day tours

For full details of forthcoming tours, please click or tap on ‘Coach Day Tours’ in the left-hand menu.

Chaldon History Group

There are no more meetings this year.

Chaldon Church, with its 12th-century mural, is open every day for visitors, usually between 10am and 4pm (3pm in winter). Church Teas are available on Sundays in British summertime, 3.00 to 4.30 pm in the Hazell Room at the Church.

For more on the Chaldon group please follow this link.