Ewhurst History Society


Tuesday, 20th September 2022

Polly Bagnall - Fergusson's Gang

Polly Bagnall - Fergusson's Gang

'Ferguson's Gang' was a group of eccentric women who hid their identities by adopting bizarre pseudonyms and disguises, whilst raising large sums of money for the National Trust. In the 1930s they met in secret at Shalford Mill. Polly grew up at the mill and has pieced together their story.

Tuesday, 18th October 2022

A Romany lifestyle

Tuesday 18 October 2022

David Rose & Geoff Burch - 

A Romany Lifestyle

We welcome David for a return visit, this time to talk about the gypsies, travellers and itinerant workers who lived in Surrey. He will be joined by Geoff Burch, whose mother was born into a Romany family.

Tuesday, 15th November 2022

Postal services in Cranleigh and Ewhurst

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Michael Miller – Postal services in Cranleigh and Ewhurst

The post office was once at the centre of the community. Michael's talk will trace how local postal services developed in Cranleigh and Ewhurst.

Tuesday, 13th December 2022

Christmas Meeting and Members’ Evening

Tuesday 13 December 2022 

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

Christmas Meeting and Members’ Evening

four of our members will be telling us stories from their family's history

Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Tuesday, 21st February 2023

Sylvia Wright - John Clavell, 1601-43, Highwayman, Author, Lawyer, Doctor

21 February 2023

Sylvia Wright - Skeletons form the Family Tree

Sylvia will be telling us about family including her notorious ancestor John Clavell, author of the poem "A Recantation of an Ill Led Life".

Tuesday, 21st March 2023

Janet Balchin - England’s Vermeer - Leonard Campbell Taylor

Tuesday 21 March 2023

Janet Balchin - England’s Vermeer - Leonard Campbell Taylor

Leonard Campbell Taylor was a local artist, whose serene paintings of interiors have led him to be compared to Vermeer. Janet will look at his life and work from a local perspective.

Tuesday, 18th April 2023

Jo Gosney - The Empress Eugénie -The Bonaparte connection

Tuesday 18 April 2023

Jo Gosney The Empress Eugénie -The Bonaparte connection

Jo will be telling us about the life-in-exile of The Empress Eugénie, the last Empress-Consort of France. She was the wife of Napoleon III and bought the Farnborough Hill estate in 1880, after the death of her husband and the collapse of the Second Empire.

Tuesday, 16th May 2023

Chris Gibson - Roman Ewhurst

Tuesday 16 May 2023

Chris Gibson - Roman Ewhurst

Chris, from Surrey Archaeological Society, aided and abetted by some of our members, has been leading surveys and excavations into the course of the Roman road through Ewhurst over the last year.

Come and hear about what we discovered.