Ewhurst History Society

Programme

Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Brough Scott – Churchill at the Gallop

Horses played an important part in Winston Churchill’s life. Local author, broadcaster and former jockey, Brough Scott, follows in Churchill’s hoofprints from his childhood pony in Blenheim Park, a cavalry charge in Sudan, playing polo in India, to the Second World War.

Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Judie English – Cranleigh - the early years

Judie, an archaeologist, will look at early settlement of the Cranleigh area from the earliest evidence in the Palaeolithic period, through the Iron Age, Roman and Saxon periods to the gradual formation of the village we know today.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018

First World War Commemorative Walks

Please see newsletter for more details.

Saturday, 10th November 2018

First World War Commemorative Walks

Please see newsletter for more details.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018

Janet Balchin - Ewhurst 1914 – 1918

As we remember the sacrifices of the First World War, Janet will be looking at the momentous years of 1914 – 1918 and how it affected the community of Ewhurst.

Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Clive Ward - The History and Restoration of the Ewhurst Church Bells

Christmas Meeting

Clive, a Ewhurst bell ringer, will tell us about the history of Ewhurst church bells, which include two of the oldest bells in Surrey, and their recent restoration and rehanging.

Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

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

Tuesday, 15th January 2019

Social Evening and ‘Bring and Share’ supper

The Wilson Room.

Details to follow.

Tuesday, 19th February 2019

Roger Nash – The Society of Dependants – the Cokeler communities of the Surrey / Sussex border villages

The Cokelers were a sect of dissenters who formed communities centred on village stores, where members lived and worked communally. Roger Nash, local historian and President of Rudgwick Preservation Society, will tell us about their local connections.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019

Liz Ramsay – Remarkable Trees of Surrey – and beyond

Liz Ramsay, a Surrey Tree Warden, will tell us about some of the amazing veteran trees of Surrey, its ancient woodlands, and a project in Sussex which is restoring the historic ‘wood pasture’ landscape.

Tuesday, 16th April 2019

Pam Bathurst – The Medway Queen – Heroine of Dunkirk.

Pam will be telling us the story of the Paddle Ship ‘Medway Queen’, one of the famous ‘little ships’ of Dunkirk and her restoration and preservation.

Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Joanne Geoghegan - My Family – the Brunels

Annual General Meeting and MembersEvening

Joanne Geoghegan will tell us about her family and her illustrious ancestor Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Saturday, 1st June 2019

SUMMER PROGRAMME

Our summer programme of outings and social events will be published in the spring.