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.

Wednesday, 4th April 2018: Ten things you didn’t know about Tandridge district (probably). A medley presented by Bob Evans, former director of planning at Tandridge District Council.

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018: The John Gent postcard collection, part 2. Presented by John Hickman and Carole Roberts. This will be the last of the present season of indoor forum meetings.

Bourne Society Outdoor Forum Meetings

Wednesday, 6th June 2018: A private tour of Gatton Park. See LHR 94, page 70, for booking formalities.

Wednesday, 4th July 2018: Holmesdale Natural History Club, Reigate.

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, 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.

Saturday, 24th March 2018: Bourne Society Annual General Meeting. De Stafford School.

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 the latest Local History Records.

Saturday, 7th April 2018: The William Garland, The Square, Caterham Valley  CR3 6QA

Saturday, 5th May 2018: The Haycutter, Tanhouse Road, Hurst Green RH8 9PE (combined with a landscape history walk, below).

Saturday, 2nd June 2018: The Carpenters’ Arms, Limpsfield Chart, RH8 0TG

Saturday, 7th July 2018: The Plough Inn, Coldharbour Lane, Leith Hill RH5 6HD

Landscape History Walks

For details of the latest landscape history walks, where to meet, etc., please see the latest Local History Records.

Saturday, 7th April 2018: South of Westcott (west of Dorking) (see LHR 94, page 73 for details).

Saturday, 5th May 2018: Hurst Green (combined with pub history visit, above).

Sunday, 8th July 2018: South Holmwood (see LHR 94, page 73 for details).

Saturday 8th September 2018: Oxshott Heath and Esher Common (see LHR 94, page 73 for details).

Sanderstead Local History Group

All Saints' Hall, Sanderstead

All Saints’ Parish Hall, Sanderstead

Joy Gadsby, who for many years had organised the Sanderstead Group, passed away peacefully on 14 March 2018 at the age of ninety. As Joy was intending to present several of the forthcoming talks, the programme below will necessarily be subject to change.

Wednesday, 28th March 2018: What happened in the year 1718? Are you sitting comfortably?

Wednesday, 25th April 2018: What happened in the year 1618? Sir Walter Raleigh.

Wednesday, 30th May 2018: What happened in the year 1018? King Canute & Royal charters.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018: What happened in the year 1318? To be a pilgrim.

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 Tour

Saturday, 30th June 2018: Chichester City and Uppark (NT), near Petersfield. See LHR 94, page 72 for details.

Heritage Tour 2018

Monday, 9th to Friday, 13th April 2018: In and Around Shropshire. All places have been filled but enquiries regarding cancellations are welcomed. For details and booking formalities please see page 85 of the August issue of Local History Records.