Ewhurst History Society


Tuesday, 19th September 2017

The Watts Gallery Artists' Village - Sue Lippitt

Sue will tell us about Victorian artist Frederick Watts and his wife Mary, their home and studio at Limnerslease, the Compton Potters Art Guild, the Mortuary Chapel and the Watts Gallery.

Ewhurst Baptist church 8.00pm

Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Clandon Park: From the Ashes - Tom Dommett

Tom, the National Trust’s Project Archaeologist for Clandon Park, will describe the meticulous salvage operation undertaken after the fire and how new clues about the history and structure of the building have been revealed.

Thursday, 19th October 2017

‘The Greater Game’ Nigel Balchin

The story of the Football Battalion and their association with Ewhurst during the First World War

Ewhurst Baptist Church at 8.00pm

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Cranleigh in the Great War - Joy Horne

We welcome Joy for a return visit. This time she will be telling us all about Cranleigh during the First World War and how it affected the lives of the villagers.

Ewhurst Baptist Church 8.00pm

Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Please note programme change - Janet Balchin - Ewhurst through historic eyes

We are very sorry but our December speaker is not well and will not be able to do our planned talk.

Our Chairman, Janet Balchin, will give her talk, originally planned for February, instead.

Ewhurst through historic eyes - What can we learn from looking at original images, paintings and early photographs? Janet will be showing a wide variety of old local views of Ewhurst.

Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Ewhurst Baptist church 8.00pm

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

A Social History of Electricity - David Latimer

Special thanks to David for stepping in to fill the gap left by programme changes due to the illness of a previous  speaker.

David will tell us about electricity in the home and has done some new research to give local examples.

Ewhurst Baptist Church 8.00pm

Tuesday, 20th March 2018

Tillingbourne Tales - Dr. Anne Sassin

Tillingbourne Tales is the result of a Heritage Lottery funded community project to discover more about the unique industrial history of the Tillingbourne valley. Find out all about it with Anne Sassin, Project Co-ordinator.

Ewhurst Baptist Church 8.00pm

Tuesday, 17th April 2018

Henry Woodyer - Robin Stannard

Robin, a historic buildings surveyor, will tell us about the Victorian architect Henry Woodyer, who lived at Grafham. Amongst his many commissions are Cranleigh School, Cranleigh Rectory and Hascombe Church.

Ewhurst Baptist Church 8.00pm

Tuesday, 15th May 2018

Annual General Meeting and Members’ Evening Memories of Mid-Century Ewhurst - Barrie Heathcote

Barrie, a long-term Ewhurst resident, will share his memories of Ewhurst in the 1950s and 1960s.

Ewhurst Baptist church 8.00pm

Monday, 11th June 2018

Summer Coach Outing to Bletchley Park

This year’s coach outing will be to Bletchley Park on Monday 11th June. For more information see www.bletchleypark.org.uk

The coach will pick up from the Bulls Head at 9.00a.m. and Hazelbank Stores at 9.05a.m.

We expect to get back to Ewhurst at around 6.00pm.

We will stop on route for morning coffee. For lunch there is a café serving hot and cold meals, and a coffee shop serving sandwiches and snacks. Alternatively, bring your own packed lunch.

Price £30 per person, including entrance and coach travel.

We are sure this will be a very popular trip, so please book as early as possible.

If you would like to come please contact Hazel munro

Tel 01483 275388, email - hazand@tiscali.co.uk