2016 Programme

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Wed 20 January 8.00 pm Lecture: Dr Andrew Proudfoot, Rain Forests

Wed 17 February 8.00 pm Lecture: Andy Belcher, Merstham Caves

Sat 27 February Surrey Archaeological Society, Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead (non-HNHC event)

Wed 16 March 8.00 pm Lecture: Jerry Blumire, Bird Song

Sat 2 April Surrey Local History Committee, Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead (non-HNHC event)

Wed 20 April 8.00 pm Lecture: Alex Hunter, History of Merstham

Wed 27 April 8.00am Bellringing, St Mary's Church Reigate

Sat 7 May 2.00 pm Leith Hill Rhododendrons

Wed 18 May 8.00 pm Lecture: Janet Pennington, Shops and shopping

Wed 15 June 8.00 pm Lecture: Simon Elson, Thirty years of Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers

Sat 18 June 2.00 pm Founder's Day Meeting

Wed 6 July 9.20 pm Glow-worm walk

Wed 20 July 8.00 pm Lecture: Geoff Hewlett, Coach roads to Brighton

Sat 10 & Sun 11 September 10.00 am to 4.00pm - Heritage Open Days at the Museum

Wed 21 September 8.00 pm Lecture: Stephen Proud, British Deer

Wed 19 October 8.00 pm AGM and President's lecture

Thurs 20 October 2.00 pm Surrey History Centre

Wed 16 November 8.00 pm Lecture: Matthew Alexander, Surrey Christmases and customs in past times

Wed 14 December 8.00 pm Members talks and social

Wed 18 January 2017 8.00 pm Lecture: Katherine Stearn, Life and times of William Cobbett

First Tuesday 8.00 pm - On the first Tuesday of each month from April to October the Museum is open at 8.00 pm for members to meet socially and to make use of the Museum, its contents and the library

Holmesdale Natural History Club

Founded 1857

President: Andy Sandford

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The Holmesdale Natural History Club is a charity (Registered No. 273602), which exists to promote the study of natural history, local history, archaeology and geology in the vicinity of Reigate.

It has extensive museum collections (with some specimens collected in the eighteenth century) which include a large collection of stuffed birds, herbarium specimens (including material collected by James Brewer for the first Flora of Surrey which was published by the Club in 1863), local history and archaeological collections.

Lectures given by visiting speakers or Club members are arranged on the third Wednesday of the month (except December and August) in the museum lecture room. Later in the month there is usually some other activity such as a walk, excursion or social event.

The museum and its library is open to members on the first Tuesday evening of each month for private study and for the sharing of interests. Members receive a Bulletin three times a year with details of the programme, news, and notes on items of interest to the Club.

Annual membership fees (from January to December) are £15 per person; £21 for two people living at the same address, and £25 for a family membership covering two adults plus children. Fee for life membership for those over 21 is at the rate of ten years of the appropriate subscription. A bankers order form will be sent on request. Please apply to the Membership Secretary, The Museum 14 Croydon Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0PG. Click here for a membership form.