Our 2022 Programme

Note: All “Dorking” events are held at Crossways Community Baptist Church, Junction Rd, RH4 3HB, 7:15pm for 7:30pm

Music Hall Superstar!

1st August 2022 (Dorking)
“The Art of Variety” (Music Hall)

Before WW1, and for a while afterwards, Music Hall was everywhere – and that included Dorking. Learn more from Brian O’Gorman, the Official Historian of the British Music Hall Society



Sept 5th (Dorking)
“The String of Pearls Villages from Nutfield to Westerham”

‘The String of Pearls – villages, hamlets and features along the sandstone ridge from Nutfield to Westerham’ by Bob Evans

More details to follow.



19th September(Zoom)
The Black Historical Presence in Surrey”

Talk by historian Angelina Osborne, author of “100 Great Black Britons”. More details to follow.


Dust Devil!

3rd October (Dorking)
“Droughts, Deluges and Dust-devils: 350 years of weather in SE UK”

Climate change is much discussed at the moment, but we’ve had our share of extreme weather in the past few centuries too. Talk by popular Surrey Weatherman Ian Currie.


Cranleigh Station

17th October(Zoom) TBC
Railways of Surrey”

Come wallow in nostalgia about the long-gone branch lines and steam trains that used to criss-cross our county.
Talk by local journalist David Rose.


7th November 2022 (Dorking)
Finding Sapper Clay: a local WW1 Mystery

Sapper Clay was a First World War Royal Engineer from Nuneaton, so how did our speaker, John Griffiths-Colby, come to dig up his medal 100 years later in his Surrey garden? Come along & find out.


Runnymede Memorial

21st November (Zoom) TBC
1216 and all that: the real story of Magna Carta”

Talk by popular TV presenter Nick Barratt which will separate the myths about the Magna Carta from the real story.


The Homewood, near Esher

5th December 2022 (Dorking)
“The Roaring Twenties: Art Déco in Surrey and London”

Talk by Dr Anne Anderson. More details to follow.


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