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.

There are no more indoor forum meetings until Wednesday, 4th September. For details of the outdoor forum meetings, where and how to join them, please see LHR 97, page 66.

Outdoor Forum Meetings

Wednesday, 7th August 2019: The Webb Estate (also the subject of the September Indoor Forum Meeting)

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 Local History Records, vol. 97, page 67.

Saturday, 3rd August 2019: The Fleeting Brook, Caterham Village (former barracks site).

Saturday, 7th September 2019: Visit to the Surrey Hills Brewery (behind Denbies at Dorking).

Saturday, 5th October 2019: The Horseshoe, Warlingham

Saturday, 2nd November 2019: The Greyhound, Carshalton, SM5 3PE

Landscape History Walks

Saturday, 10th August 2019: A quiet stroll around the Wey Navigation and Wisley. Full details in LHR 98.

Saturday, 8th September 2019: A stroll around Dorking.

Saturday, 5th October 2019: A walk around Warlingham.

Sanderstead Local History Group

All Saints' Hall, Sanderstead

All Saints’ Parish Hall, Sanderstead

Wednesday, 31st July 2019: Roman Road: discovering the route from Farleigh to Beckenham, by Frank Mercer.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019: British music hall stars, by Patrick Dennison.

Wednesday, 30th October 2019: Old Coulsdon, by Margaret Davison.

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

Chaldon History Group

Meetings of the Chaldon History Group take place at 2.00 to 4.00 pm in Chaldon Village Hall. Meetings are open to everyone. Entry is £5 at the door, proceeds from which, after costs, go to the Friends of Chaldon Church. For further details please follow this link.

Coach day tours

Saturday, 27th July 2019: Saffron Walden & Audley End House and gardens.

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, 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.