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.

Free Car Parking available on 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

2018 - 2019

October 2019

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

 

September 2019

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

 

August 2019

No Meeting

 

July 2019

John Evelyn - Surrey History Centre 

 

June 2019

Local Aircraft Crashes - Derek Moore

 

May 2019

Surrey in the Great War - Surrey History Centre 

 

April 2019

The May Queen (70th Anniversary) Ann Coppard etc 

 

March 2019

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

 

February 2019

Local Archaeology and the East Surrey Museum - Chris Taylor

 

January 2019

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

 

December 2018

Christmas Party at Wychcroft 

 

November 2018

WW1 through the Parish Magazine - Various Speakers

 

2017 - 2018

2021/2022 Season:

 

We are very pleased to present a complete programme for the forthcoming season - details below.

We hope you will agree that there is once again a good mix of subjects and speakers. There is a greater emphasis this year on the "Conservation" side of our Society's name - including a Farm Visit in the summer of 2022. This will make three visits for members to enjoy.  

The committee remain conscious of current COVID guidance meaning the format of the meetings may be slightly different to previous years 

October 2020

Annual General Meeting - held virtually

 

April - September 2020

All meetings postponed

 

March 2020

Tales of the Caves: the Mines and Quarries between Reigate and Godstone - Peter Burgess

 

February 2020 

Fuelling The War - Bletchingley's Secret Pipeline -

Tim Whittle

 

January 2020

Merstham in Old Picture Postcards - Liz Bonsall

 

December 2019

Christmas Party at Tollsworth Manor

 

November 2019

The History of Tollsworth Manor - Gordon Gillett

2019 - 2020

Date

Subject

Speaker

11th November 2021 

Merstham High Street

Chris Green

9th December 2021

 

Member's Christmas Party at Local Historic House (6-8pm)

Postponed

13th January 2022

Postponed - Public Art in Surrey

 

Postponed

10th February 2022

The Downlands Trust - Conserving our Chalk Grassland

 

Peter Wakeham

10th March 2022

 

Public Art in Surrey

Bill O'Brien

7th April 2022

 

The Conservation Areas of Tandridge District

 Bob Evans  

12th May 2022

 

1921: A Book, A Bell and a Memorial

Daphne Constable

9th June 2022

 

"Herbal Leys, Hedges and Herbivores" - Conservation Initiatives 

Chris Mighall

14th July 2022

 

Village Anecdotes - Reminiscences by local people

Led by Richard Fowler

8th September 2022

 

"Biggin on the Bump" - The Story of RAF Biggin Hill

Bob Ogley

SUN 9th October 2022

Annual General Meeting and Visit to Local Historic House (at NOON)

2020 - 2021

October 2021

Annual General Meeting and Visit to Local Historic House 

 

September 2021

Three Hundred Years of Prime Ministers 1721-2021

Bob Evans

 

August 2021

No meeting

 

November 2020 - July 2021 

All meetings postponed

Next meeting

 

Chris Mighall - "Herbal Leys, Hedges and Herbivores - Conservation Initiatives"

 

A return to the "Conservation" side of our remit. Chris Mighall will lead a visit to a local farm where the realities of implementing new conservation techniques will be explained and examined.

Information on how to get to the farm, parking, etc will be sent to members by e-mail. Please arrive promptly as we don't want to lose anyone in the dark. Please also remember to dress ready for the weather that evening. 

October 2018

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

 

September 2018

How Politics Affected the Church in Bletchingley - The Rector

 

August 2018

No Meeting 

 

July 2018

Victorian Bletchingley: Minute by Minute - Richard Fowler

 

June 2018

Bletchingley in Old Picture Postcards - Roger Packham

 

May 2018

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

 

April 2018

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

 

March 2018

Bletchingley and the Photographic Survey - Daphne Constable

 

February 2018

Glenfield House - Nick Keable

 

January 2018

Bletchingley Non-Conformists - Anthony Cock & Others 

 

December 2017 

Christmas Party and Member’s Visit to Local Historic House

 

November 2017

Pendell House - Jim Brown