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, 3rd October 2018: Chipstead. A talk by Roger Packham.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018: Stories from the Great War, told by Roger Packham with an emphasis on Caterham and district.

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. The following venues have been proposed for 2018. For details please see Local History Records, vol. 95, page 82.

Saturday, 6th October 2018: The White Hart, Godstone (please note that the associated Landscape History walk will not take place).

Saturday, 3rd November 2018: The Midday Sun, Outwood Lane, Chipstead.

Landscape History Walks

For reasons beyond our control no further landscape history walks will take place this year

Sanderstead Local History Group

All Saints' Hall, Sanderstead

All Saints’ Parish Hall, Sanderstead

Wednesday, 26th September 2018: Aspects of building the new Globe Theatre. Presented by Stanley Shakespeare.

Wednesday, 31st October 2018: Closing time in the garden? Gertrude Jekyll and gardens before and after 1918. Presented by Diane Finlayson.

Wednesday, 28th November 2018: Discover Sanderstead occupants in 1939. Presented by Joyce Hoad.

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 are still a few places left on this tour, full details of which you will find in LHR 95, Summer 2018, page 93. The deadline for bookings will pass very soon, so please contact Barbara Raven if you wish to reserve a place.

Special Events

The Bourne Society Annual Dinner will take place on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, at the Surrey National Golf Club. Tickets are still available.

Soper Hall Christmas Fair, Saturday 24 November 2018. As usual, the Society will have a stall at the fair, selling books and signing up new members.

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, we are pleased to announce that 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.