Meetings and Events from Oct 2010 to Sep 2011

The following information is outdated and retained on the site solely to help give a feel for the type of events organised by the Reigate Society.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 Monday 11 Oct 2010, 7.30 for 8.00pm Event Type Members Evening
Title of Talk Not Quite 50 Years Reporting Guest Speaker Nicholas Owen
Venue Woodhatch Centre, Whitebeam Drive, off Hornbeam Road, Reigate, RH2 7LS.
Additional Information Our new president, Nicholas Owen, follows on from his talk eight years ago about his life in Reigate to tell us about his work as a journalist and broadcaster. This extends from the Surrey Mirror to Fleet Street and includes both ITN and the BBC.
Date & Time 04 Nov 2010, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Old Surrey Downs Project Guest Speaker To be advised
Venue Holmesdale School, Alma Road, Reigate, RH2 0BY.
Additional Information This project works to restore chalk grassland on 25 sites in Surrey and South London, including Box Hill, Reigate Hill and Colley Hill.
Date & Time 02 Dec 2010, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Duxhurst, Lady Henry Somerset's Village for Inebriate Women Guest Speaker Ros Black
Venue Priory School, Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7RL.
Additional Information The life of Lady Henry Somerset is the subject of Ros Black's first book. In her second, on which this talk is based, she focuses on the village Lady Henry built at Duxhurst, which is South of Sidlow and became a charitable community.
Date & Time 27 Jan 2011, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk From Dolphins to Orchids - My British Wildlife Guest Speaker Dennis Newland
Venue St Mark's Church Hall, Alma Road, Reigate, RH2 0DA.
Additional Information Dennis Newman is a wildlife photographer and amateur naturalist. He has travelled all over the world, but his talk to the Society will be about our own wildlife which he has photographed in this country.
Date & Time 24 Feb 2011, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk The Redwing Story - A Saga from the Golden Age of Aviation Guest Speaker Pippa Martin
Venue Tanners & Woolsack Rooms, The Harlequin, Redhill, RH1 1NN.
Additional Information Pippa's father, John Lane, became Managing Director and Chairman of the Redwing Company. It designed, built and flew Redwing aircraft at Croydon Airport, briefly owned the now Gatwick Airport, and repaired Wellingtons and Lysanders during the war.
Date & Time 24 Mar 2011, 8.15pm Event Type Talk
Title of Talk Some Famous Reigate Connections Guest Speaker Sean Hawkins
Venue Redhill UR Church Hall, Shaw's Corner, Hatchlands Rd, Redhill, RH1 8AU.
Additional Information The title is designed to keep the audience guessing! Sean formerly owned and ran the Ancient House Bookshop in Reigate, and has a considerable knowledge of local history.
Date & Time Monday 04 Jul 2011, 8.15pm Event Type AGM (Open to all)
Title of Talk To be advised Guest Speaker To be advised
Venue Woodhatch Centre, Whitebeam Drive, off Hornbeam Road, Reigate, RH2 7LS
Additional Information To be advised.