Date

Subject

Speaker

Thurs, 14th November

The history of Tollsworth Manor, Chaldon

Gordon Gillett

Thurs, Dec 12th 6-8pm

Christmas Party - Venue to be announced

Venue to be announced

Thurs, Jan 9th 2020

Merstham in old picture postcards

Liz Bonsall

Thurs, Feb 13th

Fuelling the War - Blechingley's secret pipeline

Tim Whittle

Thurs, Mar 12th

Tales of the caves - the mines and quarries between Reigate and Godstone

Peter Burgess

Thurs, April 16th 

Marden Park - A Country House at War (Delayed)

Jenny King

Thurs, May 14th

'Biggin on the Bump' - The story of RAF Biggin Hill (Delayed)

Bob Ogley

Thurs, June 11th

New towns - Past, present and future (Delayed)

Bob Evans

Thurs, July 9th

Public Art in Surrey (Delayed)

Bill O'Brien

Thurs, Sep 10th

Village Anecdotes (Delayed)

Members interviewed

SUN Oct 11th Noon

Annual General Meeting -subscriptions due  

Held virtually

 Previous Seasons

 

Meetings are held in Blechingley Village Hall, behind Lawrences the antiques dealer, in the High Street (postcode RH1 4PA) on the second Thursday of the month at 8pm unless otherwise noted above. Free Car Parking available in site.

You may attend any meeting as a guest for £2, but why not consider joining the society for just £8 per season

Audio recordings and copies of the Parish Magazine articles for these talks are available – please use the Contact Us page to request copies

 

December

Christmas Party at Wychcroft 

 

November

WW1 through the Parish Magazine - Various Speakers

 

October

Annual General Meeting and Member’s Visit to Local Historic House 

 

September

How Politics Affected the Church in Bletchingley - The Rector

 

August

No Meeting 

 

July

Victorian Bletchingley: Minute by Minute - Richard Fowler

 

June

Bletchingley in Old Picture Postcards - Roger Packham

 

May

Family History – Putting Flesh on the Bones of your Ancestors - Hilary Blandford

 

April

The Role of the Surrey Lord Lieutenant & High Sherriff - Sarah & Tim Goad

 

March

Bletchingley and the Photographic Survey - Daphne Constable

 

February

Glenfield House - Nick Keable

 

January

Bletchingley Non-Conformists - Anthony Cock & Others 

 

2017

December

Christmas Party and Member’s Visit to Local Historic House

 

November

Pendell House - Jim Brown

 

2019

October

Annual General Meeting and Member’s Visit to Local Historic House

 

September

The History of Redhill and St Matthew’s Church - Ian McMillan

 

August

No Meeting

 

July 

John Evelyn - Surrey History Centre 

 

June

Local Aircraft Crashes - Derek Moore

 

May

Surrey in the Great War - Surrey History Centre 

 

April

The May Queen (70th Anniversary) Ann Coppard etc 

 

March

The String of Pearls (Villages along the A25 Ridge) - Bob Evans

 

February

Local Archaeology and the East Surrey Museum - Chris Taylor

 

January

Shut Up Shops: Bletchingley’s Retail History - Derek Moore

 

2018

2019/2020 Season: only part of our programme was completed because of COVID restrictions.

The Subjects marked as "Delayed" will take place - perhaps during 2021. 

We will advertise the new dates as and when we are able to.