Meetings and Events from Oct 2006 to Sep 2007
The following information is outdated and retained on the site solely to help give a feel for the type of events organised by the Reigate Society.
See our meetings archive page for more.
|Date & Time||02 Oct 2006, 8.00pm||Event Type||Members Evening|
|Title of Talk||W E Johns (Author of the Biggles Books) at Home||Guest Speaker||Roger Davies|
|Venue||Woodhatch Centre, Whitebeam Drive, off Hornbeam Road, Reigate, RH2 7LS.|
|Additional Information||Roger Davies is the Chairman and magazine
editor of the Captain W E Johns Appreciation Society. He is
the former Chief Executive of a London wide public body,
Principal Secretary of the Royal Stuarts Society and an
active member of various historical, literary and heritage
He will be talking about houses lived in by Captain W E Johns, author of the famous and popular Biggles adventure books for boys. The Society has recently placed a blue plaque on the house in Colley Manor Drive, Reigate, where W E Johns lived from 1938 to 1947.
|Date & Time||02 Nov 2006, 8.15pm||Event Type||Talk|
|Title of Talk||Pilgrims Way or North Downs Way?||Guest Speaker||Tony Gowers|
|Venue||The Priory, Bell Street, Reigate.|
|Additional Information||Ancient trackway or modern trail? The
Pilgrims Way ran from Winchester to Canterbury, whilst
the North Downs Way covers the 153 miles from Farnham
Tony Gowers is the North Downs Way National Trail officer and is based in Maidstone.
For information on the North Downs Way go to www.nationaltrail.co.uk/Northdowns/
|Date & Time||30 Nov 2006, 8.15pm||Event Type||Talk|
|Title of Talk||How Nutfield Buildings Show Their Age||Guest Speaker||Peter Finch|
|Venue||Reigate Parish Church School, Blackborough Road, Reigate.|
|Additional Information||Peter Finch is the secretary of
the Nutfield History Group.
He will use two screens to display photographs and diagrams of buildings, which in many cases are so altered that only a few clues remain as to the original plan.
|Date & Time||18 Jan 2007, 8.15pm||Event Type||Talk|
|Title of Talk||Heathers and Heathland||Guest Speaker||Chris Howkins|
|Venue||St Matthew's C of E Primary School, Linkfield Lane, Redhill.|
|Additional Information||Chris Howkins has researched the use of
plants in Britain for forty years.
He will talk about heathland plants and the ways in which people used them in the past.
|Date & Time||22 Feb 2007, 8.15pm||Event Type||Talk|
|Title of Talk||Reigate Rocks! Key to Landscape, Environment & Resources||Guest Speaker||Richard Selley|
|Venue||St Marks Church Hall, Alma Road, Reigate.|
|Additional Information||Richard Selley is an Emeritus Professor of
Imperial College. He has employed his expertise in sedimentology
in such diverse fields as oil prospecting and viticulture.
He will give his locally well-known and entertaining talk on the geology of the Reigate and Dorking area and the raw materials it contains.
|Date & Time||22 Mar 2007, 8.15pm||Event Type||Talk|
|Title of Talk||The Reigate Priory Murals - A Who-dunnit||Guest Speaker||John McInally|
|Venue||Redhill UR Church Hall, Shaw's Corner, Redhill.|
|Additional Information||John McInally is the Borough's Senior
Conservation Officer. He carried out extensive historical
research in connection with the successful lottery bid for
re-modelling Priory park.
In this talk he concentrates on the Priory murals and the mystery as to which artist was responsible for them.
|Date & Time||05 Jul 2007, 8.15pm||Event Type||AGM (Open to all)|
|Title of Talk||To be advised||Guest Speaker||To be advised|
|Venue||Redhill Methodist Centre, Gloucester Rd, Redhill, RH1 1BP.|
|Additional Information||To be advised.|