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November 2016

Music and Words – A Remembrance

November 13th, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland
Newdigate, RH5 5DA United Kingdom
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£9.00

Nick Crawford and the band will be playing evocative music from both World Wars and Andy Thompson will be describing events on both the battle front and in Newdigate. Refreshments will be available and the price includes a glass of wine. All profits will go to the British Legion and Help for Heroes.

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Coaches & Coachhorns

November 29th, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland
Newdigate, RH5 5DA United Kingdom
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An Illustrated talk on the History of Coaching and a Demonstration of Coachhorn Calls and Tunes by COLIN PAWSON, a Road Coach Guard. Mulled Wine, Soup & Roll £3.00 for Members / £5.00 or non-members

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February 2017

The Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment

February 28th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland
Newdigate, RH5 5DA United Kingdom
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£2.00

Colonel (retd.) Patrick Crowley will be speaking about the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment from its early days right up to modern times.

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April 2017

Rough Quest

April 18th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland
Newdigate, RH5 5DA United Kingdom
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£2.00

A talk about the Grand National winner by Andrew Wates OBE., DL We had a record turnout with close on one hundred people who enjoyed a fascinating talk. Andrew spoke with passion about his much loved horse ' Rough Quest' and the talk was backed up with film of the Ritz Handicap and Grand National. The audience cheered on the winner and applause broke out as 'Rough Quest' stormed through.

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May 2017

A Visit to the Ancient Parish of Clerkenwell

May 16th, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 6:00 pm
£25.00

A VISIT TO THE ANCIENT PARISH OF CLERKENWELL Tuesday, 16th May 2017 - 25 attendees. Guide, Neil Sinclair from the Clerkenwell and Islington Guides Association. Here are some pictures taken by Peter Mitchell, Anne Delnevo and John Callcut.

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September 2017

AGM followed by a talk about Clandon House by June Davey

September 5th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland
Newdigate, RH5 5DA United Kingdom
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After the AGM June Davey from the National Trust will talk about the fire and the subsequent restoration at Clandon House.

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Open Day – Mole Valley Heritage Days

September 10th, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland
Newdigate, RH5 5DA United Kingdom
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We will be showing off all our archives at the Village Hall as part of the Mole Valley Heritage Days. Here is your chance to learn about your village and past inhabitants.  

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November 2017

Open Meeting – The Origins of Newdigate

November 7th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland
Newdigate, RH5 5DA United Kingdom
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This will be a discussion evening to learn and develop knowledge on the history and development of our village. We intend to hold four meetings in total. The first will cover the period from Saxon times to 1500 AD. What was life like in Newdigate during the Saxon period and after the Norman Conquest? We will cover turbulent times including the Black Death and the Peasant's Revolt. 1a. Swine heard Everybody is invited to attend and give their thoughts on…

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The Coach Roads to Brighton a talk by Geoffrey Hewlett

November 28th, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland
Newdigate, RH5 5DA United Kingdom
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Geoffrey Hewlett noticed that many roads are called 'Brighton Road' and he wondered why. He walked the routes from London to Brighton and visited many of the coaching inns and came to tall us of his discoveries. This evocative talk was attended by over forty people who also enjoyed minced pies and mulled wine.

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January 2018

Open Discussion concerning the Origins of Newdigate – 2

January 16th @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Newdigate Village Hall, Kingsland
Newdigate, RH5 5DA United Kingdom
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Following the well attended open discussion on the 7th November the next session has been scheduled for the 16th January. We covered from Roman times right up to the 12th century when the name of the village was first recorded. The next discussion will start from the 12th century and cover the rise of the Newdigate family, the expansion of the manors in Newdigate, Magna Carta, the black death, the growth of trade, the deer park at Newdigate. The evening…

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