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The following information is outdated and retained on the site solely to help give a feel for the type of events organised by the Reigate Society.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
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
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.|