Meetings and Events from Oct 2008 to Sep 2009

The following information is outdated and retained on the site solely to help give a feel for the type of events organised by the Reigate Society.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 06 Oct 2008, 7.30 for 8.00pm Event Type Members Evening
Title of Talk The Holmesdale Building Society Guest Speaker Kevin Morgan
Venue Woodhatch Centre, Whitebeam Drive, off Hornbeam Road, Reigate, RH2 7LS.
Additional Information Kevin Morgan became the Chief Executive of the Holmesdale Building Society in 2004.
The Society was formed in 1855. Its first office was in Church Street, Reigate, where it remains to this day as an independent mutual building society.
Date & Time 06 Nov 2008, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Mediaeval Reigate Guest Speaker John Howe
Venue Holmesdale School, Alma Road, Reigate, RH2 0BY.
Additional Information John Howe is a long standing local resident and a member of the Reigate Society.
He has made a study of pre Tudor Reigate, about which there is little published information.
Date & Time 04 Dec 2008, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Brickwork in Surrey up to 1841 Guest Speaker Ian West
Venue Priory School, Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7RL.
Additional Information Ian West is a surveyor who has specialised for over thirty years in the restoration of historic buildings.
Although the Romans had brickworks in Surrey, the manufacture of bricks in the county then lapsed and was not revived until mediaeval times. Ian's talk will cover the production of bricks and their use in building design up to the abolition of the brick tax in 1841.
Date & Time 22 Jan 2009, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Parks and Gardens of East Surrey Guest Speaker Brenda Lewis
Venue St Mark's Church Hall, Alma Road, Reigate, RH2 0DA.
Additional Information Brenda Lewis was formerly Surrey County Council's Gardens Officer.
She has an unparalleled knowledge of the history of Surrey's parks and gardens.
Date & Time 12 Feb 2009, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Surrey Treasures - The Work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Surrey Guest Speaker David Williams
Venue Redhill UR Church Hall, Shaw's Corner, Hatchlands Rd, Reigate, RH1 6AU.
Additional Information The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme recording archaeological objects found by members of the public.
It provides an important source of understanding about our past.
David Williams is the Finds Liaison Officer in Surrey.
Date & Time 19 Mar 2009, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Heathers and Heathland Guest Speaker Chris Howkins
Venue Redhill UR Church Hall, Shaw's Corner, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill, RH1 8AU.
Additional Information Chris Howkins will be talking about heathland plants and the ways in which people used them in the past.
His planned talk to the Society in 2007 was cancelled because of bad weather, so we will be watching the barometer closely!
Date & Time 02 Jul 2009, 8.15pm Event Type AGM (Open to all)
Title of Talk To be advised Guest Speaker To be advised
Venue Reigate Methodist Church, High St, Reigate, RH2 9AE.