Ewhurst History Society


Tuesday, 19th September 2023

Trevor and Sue Dale - Cranleigh Cottage Hospital

The Cranleigh Heritage Trust Charitable Incorporated Organisation was formed to save the old cottage that was the original Cranleigh Cottage Hospital. Trevor and Sue will tell us about the history of the building and the progress of the project to save and restore it for community use.

Tuesday, 17th October 2023

Janet Balchin - Inspiring Women of Ewhurst

So often history focuses on men, and this is just as true of local history. Janet will tell us about some of the overlooked women of Ewhurst and what they achieved. 

Tuesday, 14th November 2023

Peter Ell- Fun with Tiny Radio Tracers

NB please note that this talk is on the 2nd Tuesday not the 3rd.

Nuclear medicine might sound futuristic, but it has a fascinating history going back to the 1890s. Peter, a retired Professor of Nuclear Medicine at UCL, will unveil its secrets

Tuesday, 12th December 2023

Christmas Meeting and Members’ Evening

NB- this is the 2nd Tuesday, not the 3rd

Following on for the success of our family history evenings, with short presentations given by members, we hope to do something similar again this year.

Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Tuesday, 16th January 2024

Social Evening

This will be a 'bring and share supper' and we ask members to bring an interesting object to talk about.

Tuesday, 20th February 2024

Nigel Balchin - Postcards from Ewhurst

With a collection of over 500 postcards of Ewhurst, Nigel will entertain us with both familiar and unfamiliar views of the village.

Tuesday, 19th March 2024

Julian Pooley, Surrey History Centre - James Henry Pullen and the Royal Earlswood Asylum for Idiots, Redhill

James Pullen was admitted to the asylum in 1850. He became known as an 'idiot savant' for his extraordinary skills as an artist, craftsman and modelmaker. Julian will explore the early history of the asylum and the life and work of its most famous patient.

Tuesday, 16th April 2024

Judy Hill - Julia Margaret Cameron

Judy will be telling us about Julia Margaret Cameron, a pioneering photographer who is considered to be one of the most important portraitists of the 19th Century. She also took 'illustrative photographs' depicting scenes from literature, often posed by family and friends

Tuesday, 21st May 2024

Catherine McCusker, National Trust Visitor Operations & Experiences Manager, Leith Hill Place - The gardens and landscape at Leith Hill Place

Catherine will be looking at the landscape that the Leith Hill Place estate sits within and the people who have shaped and influenced it over years, from the medieval landholdings to Caroline Wedgwood who planted the beautiful and unspoilt Rhododendron Woods, to the National Trust who look after it today.