To be held at the Ewhurst Youth and Sports Building (EYSC) at Ewhurst Recreation ground at 8.00pm (NB - not the Baptist Church)
Ewhurst in the Second World War – a talk by Janet Balchin
Ewhurst received over 500 child evacuees in 1939 and 1940. Most of the young men and women of Ewhurst served in some way, some losing their lives, and others winning gallantry awards. Ewhurst people had an impact on the international stage with their involvement in the Liberation of Ethiopia and Anglo-Japanese relations. Much was going on the Home Front too, with the Home Guard, canteens for troops and an enormous amount of knitting and stitching.
Spending Heritage Lottery Money – A talk by Jane Harry
Ewhurst Church has recently undergone a major lottery-funded restoration project. Jane will be telling us about the work to the chancel and also about the new Friends of Ewhurst Church charity.
EYSC at 8.00pm
Special General Meeting
This is being held to pass a vote to approve the on-line AGMs and accounts of 2020 and 2021; and to appoint the committee and officers for 2021 – 2022. The 2022 AGM will take place in May 2022
Morgan Blair – Horseman of Coverwood – A talk by Nigel Balchin
Morgan Blair, an amateur jockey, polo player and race-horse trainer, was a very interesting character. Nigel shares with us the results of his researches that started over lockdown.
EYSC at 8.00pm
Four of our members will be telling us about their research into their family history.
Followed by mulled wine and mince pies
Lonesome Lodge was situated in the upper part of the Tillingbourne valley near Broadmoor. The house was dismantled in 1854, but many of the water features survive, including the waterfall. Robin will tell us about its creation and later owners and occupiers, who included the wife of a former rector of Ewhurst.