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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
Wed 16 March 8.00 pm Lecture: Jerry Blumire, Bird Song
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
President: Andy Sandford
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.