Byfleet Heritage Society

BHS Diary


The BHS arranges a number of meetings and other events for its members throughout the year. These are listed in the Diary below, which also includes recently passed meetings in order to let non members visiting the site get a feel for our activities.

Where it is (very rarely) necessary to book a place for a meeting the contact's initials are shown.

Most meetings are held in St. Mary's Community Centre (StM) [Stream Close, High Road, Byfleet KT14 7LZ] with a few in the Village Hall (VH), or the Heritage Room (HR) within Byfleet Library on Plough Green.

We are now booking the 2017 speakers and will update the diary with details of the programme as meetings are arranged. Any offers of talks, or suggestions of interesting speakers and visits would be very welcome. In the meantime the current meeting dates are listed below. Thanks for looking.

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Details of meetings will be added as soon as they are available.
Thursday 19th January,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
QUIZ NIGHT: How well do you know Byfleet and the surrounding parts of Surrey? Our Chairman, Jim Allen, conducts another of his quizzes
Saturday 4th February,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Our first 'Drop-in' morning of 2017 at the Heritage Room to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display.
An opportunity to reminisce about the village
Thursday 16th February,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
MAKING ARCHIVES MATTER: A talk by Julian Pooley from the Surrey History Centre..
Saturday 4th March,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another of our monthly 'Drop-in' mornings at the Heritage Room to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display.
Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 16th March,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
THE WORK OF A DISTRICT REGISTRAR: Sally Hodson will give an insight into the work and procedures of the Registrar when dealing with births, marriages and deaths
Saturday 1st April,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
'Drop-in' to the Heritage Room to chat and to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 13th April,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
FROM WEMBLEY TO BIG DADDY: a personal journey through the 'boom years' of ITV Sport by Michael Archer.
Saturday 6th May,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Drop-in at the Heritage Room to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 11th May,
StM 8.15
AGM - Note Time, this year we revert to our usual meeting time, followed by
Byfleet Heritage meeting. Join us for a talk on the Anglican Cathedrals of England, following his 2016 national tour by Jim Allen
Saturday 3rd June,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another chance to 'drop-in' at the Heritage Room to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display. . Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 15th June,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Alan Guy, MBE, will give a talk, "It's Only a Winter's Tale", based on his military experiences - warts and all! Alan is the recipient of the Civil Merit Medal of the Republic of Korea.
Saturday 1st July,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Drop-in at the Heritage Room to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Saturday 15th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Thursday 20th July,
7.30
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as our old friend Iain Wakeford talks on "The History of West Byfleet."
Saturday 5th August,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Drop-in at the Heritage Room to view items that are not normally on display. Free entry, all welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 17th August
Parvis Wharf
The BHS goes boating
As usual there is no meeting in August, but our annual EVENING BOAT TRIP will take place along the Wey Navigation canal. Further details to be announced.
Saturday 2nd September,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another monthly 'Drop-in' at the Heritage Room to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 21st September
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
"William Wilberforce" - a talk about the great Reformer by Martin Sumpton.
Saturday 7th October,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Our autumn 'Drop-in' at the Heritage Room to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 19th October,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us for another of our popular evenings of "Members' short talks".
Full details to follow. If you have a topic that you would like to share please contact us.
Saturday 4th November,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Drop-in at the Heritage Room to view artefacts, documents and photographs that are not normally on display. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 16th November,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
"The recovery of the Wellington Bomber from Loch Ness" by Julian Temple and Martin Cutler.
Saturday 2nd December,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Our final 'Drop-in' of the year at the Heritage Room. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 14th December,
StM 8.15
Our annual Christmas meeting, at which MIKE WEBBER will show a collection of photographs and other items of interest that the Society has acquired during the year.
Don't forget, we are always pleased to see your photographs and to take scans for our archive.

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Details of meetings will be added as soon as they are available.
Thursday 21st January,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as Chris Glasow tells us all about - "A Trip Down Memory Lane".
A look at the history of mankind's use of memory technology - from Stonehenge to computers.
Saturday 6th February,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 18th February,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us when we have our old friend Iain Wakeford to tell us all about "Old Woking as it was".
Saturday 5th March,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection and look forward to you coming along and sharing your memories with us.
Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 17th March,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as our resident naturalist, Dick Alder, tells us all about
"Ancient & Heritage Trees – A look at some of the interesting and historic trees in Weybridge, Walton, Hersham and Cobham"
Saturday 2nd April,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 21st April,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting. "Putting Byfleet on the Map"
Phil Wilson will guide us through some historical maps of Byfleet, in particular the early work of the Ordnance Survey in and around Byfleet.
Saturday 7th May,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 19th May,
StM 7.30
AGM - NOTE time, followed by
Byfleet Heritage meeting. Join us this month as we celebrate the 20th birthday of the opening of the Heritage Room with
“The Changing face of Byfleet as seen by David Chapman in 1971.”
A look again at the pictures that made up David Chapman’s exhibition in the Library, with Mike Webber.
Saturday 4th June,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 16th June,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting. "Broadoaks: the story of a house."
Helen Gristwood tells us all about her researches into Broadoaks.
Saturday 2nd July,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 14th July,
7.30
The BHS has a day out.
The Heritage Society visits the Locke King Wine Vaults, the former Vickers Air Raid Shelter. Limited numbers so members only please. Booking essential through our INFO email address or at our Saturday morning 'drop-in' sessions at the library, see diary, when members can also renew their subscriptions and collect a copy of our latest Journal.
Saturday 16th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Saturday 6th August,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 11th August
Parvis Wharf 18.15 for 18.30
The BHS goes boating
The Heritage Society takes to the river with a boat ride on the beautiful Wey Navigation Canal.
Saturday 3rd September,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 8th September
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as our chairman, Jim Allen, tells us all about "Local Stars of Variety and Music Hall".
Saturday 1st October,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 6th October,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us for another of our popular evenings of "Members' short talks", with a range of topics including The Stoop memorial Window, and many more.
Full details to follow. If you have a topic that you would like to share please contact us.
Thursday 3rd November,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as we meet the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More-Molyneux.
Saturday 5th November,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 1st December,
StM 8.15
Christmas Social. Nibbles and drinks, together with Mike Webber's annual Collection of new Photographs that the Society has come by throughout the year.
Don't forget, we are always pleased to see your photographs and to take scans for our archive.
Saturday 3rd December,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.

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Details of meetings will be added as soon as they are available.
Thursday 15th January,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as Wildlife Ranger, Sarah Bunce, tells us all about -
"Chobham Common on Parade" The history of the Common and the WWI and WWII remains it's possible to see on the ground and on aerial photographs. We’ll also reflect on the 1853 Great Camp and Chobham’s extraordinary tank heritage.
Saturday 7th February,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at Byfleet's Fire Station and will display all of our related material. We look forward to you coming along and sharing your memories with us. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 12th February,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting. Join us when we have Andy Fielder telling us all about Windsor Great Park.
Saturday 7th March,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection and look forward to you coming along and sharing your memories with us. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 12th March,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us to hear Dr Matthew Smith tell us all about Magna Carta.
Saturday 4th April,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 16th April,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as Martin Cutler shows us some RAF WWII examples from his collection of British War time medals, and tells us all about "The Sky belongs to them.".
Saturday 2nd May,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 21st May,
StM 7.30
AGM - NOTE time, followed by
Byfleet Heritage meeting. Join us this month as the Revd. Dr. Peter Howson returns to tell us about his new book, which will be available 'hot off the press',
'Discovering One Man's War - The World War experiences of the Rev. Ben O'Rorke.'
Saturday 6th June,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 25th June,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
This month we have something slightly different with a look at the Sanway area of Byfleet.
We will look at all of the information that we have and hope you will join us and share your memories to add to the story.
Saturday 4th July,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Saturday 18th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Thursday 23rd July,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us for a relaxed and entertaining evening as our very own Jim Allen hosts another of his celebrated Quiz Nights, testing your local history knowledge.
Saturday 1st August,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 12th August
Parvis Wharf 18.00
The BHS goes boating
The Heritage Society takes to the river with a boat ride on the beautiful Wey Navigation Canal.
Saturday 5th September,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 10th September
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as John Clarke tells us all about "The History of Brookwood Cemetery".
Saturday 12th September
Village Hall 14.00
Byfleet's first Blue Plaque unveiling.
Join us as we unveil a Blue Plaque to Byfleet benefactors, Frederick and Agnes STOOP in the company of family members, the Dutch Cultural Attache, our MP, Deputy Mayor, councillors".
Saturday 3rd October,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 8th October,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us for another of our popular evenings of 'Members' short talks' Join us as we have an evening of short talks by members with such diverse topics as
Sir John Whittaker Ellis, The Stoop memorial Window, Grant of Arms, Cooper Cars and much more.
If you have a subject you would like to share with us do let us know.
Saturday 7th November,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 12th November,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as Martin Cutler shows us some more WWII examples from his collection of British war time medals.
Saturday 5th December,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 10th December,
StM 8.15
Christmas Social. Nibbles and drinks, together with Mike Webber's annual Collection of new Photographs that the Society has come by throughout the year.
Don't forget, we are always pleased to see your photographs and to take scans for our archive.

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Details of meetings will be added as soon as they are available.
Thursday 16th January,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as David Hassard, joint project leader of the very successful Kingston Aviation Centenary Project, tells us all about
“Bat Boat to Red Arrows” 100 years of world class Sopwith and Hawker aircraft from Kingston upon Thames and Brooklands.
There are a number of Hawker aircraft to be seen in Brooklands Museum.
Saturday 1st February,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at the Sanway Area of Byfleet. We will display all of our related material and look forward to you coming along and sharing your memories with us. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 13th February,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting. Join us when we have Andrew Halstead, RHS Principal Entomologist (retired), telling us all about Bugs that bite back. A look at some of the insects and mites that either sting us or suck our blood – it will make your flesh creep!
Saturday 1st March,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
This month We will have a look at the Society's collection of maps of Byfleet and West Byfleet. We will display all of our related material and look forward to you coming along and sharing your memories with us. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 13th March,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as Roger Cansdale tells us of the 'Basingstoke Canal - Heroes & Villains'.
Saturday 5th April,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at what we have in the Society's collection on Byfleet's schools. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Saturday 12th April,
Fire Station 11.00-16.00
Fire Station OPEN DAY - Byfleet Fire Station will be open. Do come and have a look around our historic fire station. Free entry. If you have any related memories or photographs please share them with us.
Thursday 17th April,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as our old friend, Woking historian Iain Wakeford, tells us all about "The Necropolis Company’s Influence on Wider Woking".
Saturday 3rd May,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 15th May,
StM 7.30
AGM - NOTE time and also the change of date, followed by
Byfleet Heritage meeting. Join us as our own Mike Webber tells us how We built a Miniature Railway - The story of Mizens Railway at Knaphill
Saturday 7th June,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 19th June,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us for an evening of 'Members' short talks' with topics as diverse as Ebenezer Mears, the Churchyard Project and Byfleet's British Restaurant. If you have a topic you would like to share with us do let us know.
Saturday 5th July,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 17th July,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting. Join us as Martin Cutler shows us his collection of British war time medals and tells us all about "Valiant Wings 1914-18."
Saturday 19th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Saturday 2nd August,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all welcome to drop in at any time.
Sunday 10th August
Fire Station 07.00-11.30
and 14.00-15.30
Fire Station OPEN DAY -
Byfleet Fire Station will be open during the annual cycle race. Do come and have a look around our historic fire station. Free entry. If you have any related memories or photographs please share them with us.
Saturday 6th September,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. This month we we look at Byfleet Manor House. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 11th September
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as former Rowley Bristow Consultant, Robin Hollingsworth, tells us all about 'The Rowley Bristow Hospital'.
Saturday 13th September
Fire Station 11.00-16.00
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - Byfleet Fire Station will be open.
Saturday 4th October,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 9th October,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Heritage meeting.
Join us as Eileen Perryer tells us all about 'Marc Brunel - the first tunnel under the Thames'.
Sunday 12th October,
by Barclays Bank 2pm
Iain Wakeford's Heritage Walk of West Byfleet. See Iain's web site, www.heritagewalks.org for details.
Saturday 1st November,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 13th November,
StM 8.15
'November 1914 and the British Churches come to terms with the war'.
Join us as Revd. Dr Peter Howson, Byfleet's Methodist Minister, tells us of his researches into Chaplains during WWI.
Saturday 6th December,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 11th December,
StM 8.15
Christmas Social. Nibbles and drinks, together with Mike Webber's annual Collection of new Photographs that the Society has come by throughout the year.
Don't forget, we are always pleased to see your photographs and to take scans for our archive.

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Details of meetings will be added as soon as they are available.
Thursday 10th January,
StM 8.15
Byfleet's "Heroes, Villains and Visitors". Join us as our own Jim Allen tells us about some of Byfleet's illustrious - and not so illustrious - residents
Saturday 2nd February,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection - this time we look at the Byfleet Boat Club. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 14th February,
StM 8.15
Join us as Ian Kirby tells us about his life in aviation in general and with Concorde in particular. Ian was a flight engineer on both the VC10 and Concorde.
Saturday 2nd March,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection - this time we look at the Byfleet Fire Station. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 14th March,
StM 8.15
The history of Whiteley Village, with Paul Martin, who will tell us about the founding, history and future aspirations of this fascinating local Village
Saturday 6th April,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. This time we look at the Clock House and Robert Bowyer. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 18th April,
StM 8.15
From Camera to Concorde. Former cameraman Rolie Luker recalls his life working in TV and now with Concorde.
Saturday 20th April
Fire Station 11.00
Byfleet Fire Station open day.
Saturday 4th May,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Library closed (from 29th April until 10th May) so there is no '10 minute talk' in the Heritage Room this month.
Friday 17th May,
Byfleet Boat Club 19.00
Byfleet Boat Club have invited us to spend an evening with them. There will be boats on display, a band and light refreshments as well as the chance to see the clubhouse and their photograph collection.
Thursday 23rd May,
StM 7.30
AGM, followed by a talk by Gemma Grant, Surrey Wildlife Trust's Ranger for Wisley & Ockham Common - "The work of the Surrey Wildlife Trust on Ockham and Wisley Commons and Chatley Heath".
Saturday 1st June,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. This month we we look at Holroyd's Byfleet Brewery. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 20th June,
StM 8.15
Richard & Pam Savage return to tell us the fascinating story of "Woking Palace and Old Woking; archaeological investigations 2009/12".
Saturday 6th July,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. This month we look at Byfleet Scouts. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 18th July,
StM 8.15
Join us as BHS member Chris Glasow tells us about "City Livery Companies".
Saturday 20th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Saturday 3rd August,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. This month we we look at Broadoaks. Free entry, all welcome to drop in at any time.
Sunday 4th August
Cycle Race - Byfleet Fire Station open day.
Thursday 5th September,
Woking Palace, Old Woking 19.00
A special visit to see Woking Palace with guides from the friends of Woking Palace.
We will meet at Byfleet Village Hall car park at 18.30 for 19.00 at the Palace.
Saturday 7th September,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. This month we we look at Byfleet Manor House. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 12th September
StM 8.15
Cobham's historian, Dr David Taylor, tells us all about "Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers".
Saturday 14th September
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - Byfleet Fire Station will be open.
Saturday 5th October,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 10th October,
StM 8.15
Join us as BHS member Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Lowe GCB, DFC, AFC shares some of his memories - "From TSR 2 to Typhoon; a career in Aircraft Procurement".
Saturday 2nd November,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 14th November,
StM 8.15
BHS Chairman, Jim Allen, tells us of the history of St. Mary's Church. Jim has just revised and updated the church's history booklet and copies are now available.
Saturday 23rd November,
Byfleet Village Hall.
Christmas Fayre. The Heritage Society will be there.
Saturday 30th November,
StM
Christmas Fayre. The Heritage Society will be there.
Saturday 7th December,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time 'Drop ins' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome to drop in at any time.
Thursday 12th December,
StM 8.15
Christmas Social. Nibbles and drinks, together with Mike Webber's annual collection of new photographs that the Society has come by.

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Thursday 19th January,
StM 8.15
Going to the shops - Part 2. Jeff Sechiari looks at old advertisements and leads a chat about shopping locally. Last time there were so many memories shared that we only got half way round the Village, so do come along and bring your memories and any memorabilia. See report
Thursday 16th February,
StM 8.15
The Building of Brooklands - Roger Bird tells us about the construction of this historic site, focussing on the use of railways and the impact of the influx of workers. See report
Saturday 3rd March,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
This month we will have a rolling show of old images of Byfleet.. Free entry, all very welcome.
Thursday 15th March,
StM 8.15
Going to the Shops - Part 3. Jeff Sechiari looks at old advertisements and leads a chat about shopping locally. Last time there were so many more memories shared that we still didn't get the rest of the way round the Village, so do come along and bring your memories and any memorabilia. See report
Thursday 19th April,
StM 8.15
The evolving House of Commons- George Cubie draws on his 40 years exeprience of the House to tell us all about it. See report
Thursday 17th May,
StM 7.30
AGM, followed by a talk from our old friend and local historian, Iain Wakeford, who explains the trials and tribulations of setting up his own web site. See report
Saturday 26th May,
West Hall
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society visit the newly refurished West Hall. See report
Thursday 14th June,
St John's, West Byfleet 8.15
As St. John's Church in West Byfleet celebrates its centenary Alan Elkins, Vicar of West Byfleet, tells us all about it. See report
Thursday 12th July,
StM 8.15
Join Quizmaster, Jim Allen, for an entertaining, but not too serious, local history quiz. See report
Saturday 21st July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Saturday 4th August,
Heritage Room 10.00-12.00
Another in the series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
This month we will have a look at some of the Society's collection of books. Free entry, all welcome.
Saturday 1st September,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome.
Thursday 6th September
StM 8.15
Join us as Les Bowerman tells us about the fascinating history of cycling in Surrey, especially appropriate with the Olympic races coming through the two villages this year. See report
Saturday 8th September
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - Byfleet Fire Station & St. Mary's Church open.
Saturday 6th October,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome.
Thursday 11th October,
StM 8.15
Join us as former Harrier test pilot, Chris Roberts, tells us about 'A History of British VSTOL Technology'.
VSTOL - Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing aircraft.
Saturday 3rd November,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at the items from the Society's collection that relate to the Fire Station. Free entry, all very welcome.
Thursday 8th November,
StM 8.15
Byfleet Boat Club. Join us as Kathryn Dodington (Commodore) and Nigel Prior (Secretary) tell us all about this much loved Village organisation.
Saturday 1st December,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30
Another in the series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library).
We will have a look at some items of interest from the Society's collection. Free entry, all very welcome.
Thursday 6th December,
StM 8.15
Christmas Social. Nibbles and drinks, together with Mike Webber's annual collection of new photographs that the Society has come by.

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Thursday 13th January,
StM 8.15
Newark Priory - Jeanette Hicks
A look at the history of this fascinating ruin on our doorstep. See report
Thursday 10th February,
StM 8.15
Iain Wakeford - Communications & Community – Along the Wey, part 2
The follow up to last year's look at the communication links between local communities. See report
Thursday 10th March,
StM 8.15
Mike Webber looks at new additions to the BHS photograph collection. See report
Thursday 21st April,
StM 8.15
Memories of Byfleet in the 1950's - Roger Clover. See report
Thursday 19th May,
StM 7.30
AGM, followed by a talk on Brooklands Industrial Archaeology by Julian Temple, General Manager of Brooklands Museum. See report
Thursday 16th June,
St. Mary's Church 8.15
Jim Allen will look at last year's Monumental Inscription project and lead a churchyard walk to look at some of the monuments. Meet in the church hall car park for an 8.15 start. See report
Saturday 2nd July,
Heritage Room 10.00 & 11.00
A new idea - A series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library) to have a quick look at an aspect of Byfleet's history with Jim Allen.
Thursday 14th July,
StM 8.15
100 years of Byfleet scouting with Tim Hookins. See report
Saturday 16th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Saturday 6th August,
Heritage Room 10.00 & 11.00
The second in our series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library) to have a quick look at an aspect of Byfleet's history with Jim Allen - Byfleet's Road Names.
Thursday 11th August,
Chertsey 7.00
A visit to Carl Boyde's farm in Hardwick Lane, Chertsey, following his very entertaining talk last year. Contact Jim Allen for details. See report
Thursday 8th September,
StM 8.15
Coins, including local finds such as The Brooklands Hoard, with Norman Clarkson & Brian Wood. See report
Saturday 10th September
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - Byfleet Fire Station & St. Mary's Church open.
Thursday 6th October,
StM 8.15
Going to the shops. Jeff Sechiari looks at old advertisements and leads a chat about shopping locally. Bring your memories and any memorabilia. See report
Saturday 5th November,
Heritage Room 10.00 & 11.00
The return of the series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library) to have a quick look at an aspect of Byfleet's history with Jim Allen. This month - Some old images of Bylfeet.
Thursday 17th November,
StM 8.15
Join us when David Mulvey tells us all about Evolution of the London Bus, illustrated with examples from Cobham Bus Museum. See report
Saturday 19th November,
Village Hall
Byfleet Christmas Fayre - the Heritage Society will be there and will have the 2012 calendar for sale.
Saturday 3rd December,
Heritage Room 10.30-12.30 & 13.30-15.30
Another in the series of day time '10 minute talks' in the Heritage Room (Byfleet Library). This month we will have a rolling show of old images of Byfleet.
Thursday 8th December,
StM 8.15
Christmas Social. Nibbles and drinks, together with Mike Webber's annual collection of new photographs that the Society has come by. See report

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Thursday 14th January,
StM 8.15
Iain Wakeford - Communications & Community – Along the Wey
A look at how, when and why the villages of the lower Wey Valley developed and their relationship to each other.
There will be a follow up talk in 2011 on - Communications & Community – Common land to Commuter land. A look at how new transport links across the heathlands of north-west Surrey harboured, or hindered, growth. See report
Thursday 11th February,
StM 8.15
JOSEPH SPENCE - the Grand Tour and the five fine Surrey Gardens - Bill Tomlins will tell us something about Byfleet's famous poet. See report
Thursday 11th March,
StM 8.15
Elmbridge Museum. Rachel Perkins tells us something about the Museum and its collections. See report
Thursday 8th April,
StM 8.15
The story of Woking Palace and the recent achaeological digs that have taken place there under the direction of our speaker, Richard Savage. See report
Thursday 20th May,
StM 8.15
From Brooklands to Africa, the search for the Locke Kings. Brooklands Museum's curator, John Pulford, tells of his remarkable search for the family's legacy. See report
Thursday 17th June,
StM 7.30
AGM, followed by a talk by James Adler of Surrey Wildlife Trust. See report
Saturday 19th June, 2.30
Byfleet Village Hall
Howard Cook Memorial Plaque unveiling. The Heritage Society, as co-sponsors with the Residents' Association and Byfleet Bowls Club, will be there. See report
Saturday 17th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Thursday 22nd July,
18.00
A visit to Loseley. Cost £8. Own transport. Book through Tessa (there is now a waiting list for places, but no doubt some will drop out). See report
Thursday 9th September,
StM 8.15
CHANGE. Sadly Roger Clover cannot make the meeting to recount his "Memories of Byfleet in the 1950's". This will be rearranged for 2011 and we will instead look at photographs of recent Society visits and have updates on the Fire Station and Brooklands. See report
Saturday 11th September,
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - Byfleet Fire Station & St. Mary's Church open.
Thursday 7th October,
StM 8.15
Local Agriculture. Well known local vet, Carl Boyde, will talk about local agriculture, including a look at the Chertsey Ploughing Match. See report
Thursday 4th November,
StM 8.15
A look at some Byfleet houses of times past with Jeff Sechiari. See report
Saturday 20th November,
Byfleet Village Hall
Byfleet Christmas Fair. The Heritage Society will be there.
Thursday 2nd December,
StM 8.15
Sorry - CANCELLED Christmas Social. Nibbles and drinks, together with Mike Webber's annual collection of new photographs that the Society has come by. Cancelled due to snow

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Thursday 15th January,
HR 8.15
WG Tarrant. Richard Norris will look at Byfleet's famous builder, responsible for the St George's Hill, Pyrford Woods and Wentworth Estates, amongst many other achievements. See report
Thursday 12th February,
HR 8.15
Cobham Park & Alexander Raby. Well known local historian David Taylor tells us the story of the renown ironmaster, Alexander Raby who lived locally.
Thursday 12th March,
HR 8.15
Holloway Sanatorium - Joy Whitfield talks about this striking building and brings along a supporting collection of photographs and pamphlets. See report
Thursday 9th April,
HR 8.15
The History of the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, New Haw, Formerly known as the "Addlestone Institute" - Trevor Harris, who has been at the Institute for many years, will tell us of its history and development.
Thursday 21st May,
VH 7.30
AGM. Followed by The History of Byfleet's Village Hall. Jeff Sechiari will show a selection of images of the Hall and its activities in times past. See report
Thursday 18th June,
HR 8.15
Members' short talks and interesting items, including Project progress. Please bring along anything Byfleet related that you think other members would find of interest. Short talks from members are needed! See report
Thursday 16th July,
HR 8.15
A History of Byfleet Parish Day. Tessa Westlake will tell us the long history of this local Village event. See report
Saturday 18th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Thursday 13th August,
Byfleet Bowls Club.
An opportunity to havea go at playing this popular game and to hear a little of the history the Club.
Thursday 10th September,
HR 8.15
Illustrations of Surrey collected by Robert Barclay - Julian Pooley of the Surrey History Centre will tell us about this renowned local artist and the Centre's collection of wis works. Look out for a Byfleet image! See report
Thursday 8th October,
HR 8.15
Byfleet in the 60s & 70s - our old friend, local historian and author, Iain Wakeford will share some of his gleanings from local papers that depict life in Byfleet in the 1960s and 70s. See report
Thursday 5th November,
HR 8.15
Entertainment in Byfleet - BHS Chairman and Byfleet Players' veteran, Jim Allen, will tell us all about how our forebears entertained themselves in the Village. See report
Thursday 3rd December,
HR 8.15
Christmas Social. Nibbles and drinks, together with Mike Webber's annual collection of new photographs that the Society has come by.

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Thursday 31st January,
HR 8.15
Byfleet's Brooklands Connections. Roger Bird will look at local people at Brooklands, in particular exploring the career of legend Bert Denley. Also our New Year Social. Please bring along any interesting items that you might like to show. See report
Thursday 28th February,
HR 8.15
Woking Community Play Association and the Story of the Ockenden Venture. Ailsa Moore and Iain Wakeford will tell us about the WCPA plans to portray the amazing story of Ockenden in a major community play. See report
Thursday 27th March,
HR 8.15
Byfleet Oral History Group - Mike Webber and Jeff Sechiari will talk about the Group's work and play snippets from recordings. See report
Thursday 24th April,
HR 8.15
Byfleet Fire Station - The past, the present and the future? Julian Temple will tell us about the history of this recently listed, very special, building. Including a visit to the Fire Station. See report
Thursday 22nd May,
VH 7.30
AGM. Followed by The History of Byfleet's St. Mary's Church. Chris Glasow will give us part two of his talk. See report
Thursday 19th June,
HR 8.15
The Lightbox. Rib Davies will tell us about Woking's new museum, its Oral History project and the memories that it has collected. See report
Saturday 19th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Sunday 20th July,
Wisley Common.
A walk on the common - after last year's fascinating talk from Ranger James Adler come and join him to see the heath in the flesh. See report
Thursday 7th August
6.30 Byfleet Bowls Club
A visit to the club for a training session and game followed by refreshments and a talk on the history of the club by Peter Gibbs. See report
Thursday September,
HR 8.15
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Thursday October,
HR 8.15
Jeff Sechiari tells us all about his work on the Byfleet & Weybridge Inclosure of 1801. See report
Thursday November,
HR 8.15
Join us as Haden Williams gives us an illustrated talk on Wisley Gardens. See report
Thursday December,
HR 8.15
Christmas social.

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Thursday January,
HR 8.15
TBA.
Thursday 15th February,
HR 8.15
Iain Wakeford on Wells, Woking and the Real War of the Worlds. See report
Thursday 15th March,
HR 8.15
Pablo Howarth on The Bailey Bridge. See report
Thursday 26th April,
HR 8.15
Ian Franklin on Ancient Rome, People and Places. Ian is a State Apartment Warder at Hampton Court Palace.
Thursday 24th May,
VH 7.30
AGM. Followed by a talk by Antony Hutchings on Brooklands—its origins and its centenary. Get all the information about how Brooklands started and how the Museum plans to celebrate the track’s centenary year. See report
Thursday 21st June,
HR 8.15
James Adler, Ranger for Wisley and Ockham Heaths will speak to us about his work on the heaths. See report
Saturday July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Thursday 22nd July,
Meet by Pyrford Lock (near The Anchor) at 2pm
Iain Wakeford’s Heritage Walk around Pyrford. A gentle walk exploring the history of our neighbour Pyrford.
Thursday 13th September,
HR 8.15
Members’ evening. Tonight some of our members take the floor to tell us about their special interests. See report
Thursday 11th October,
HR 8.15
Ian Franklin on Kew Palace and its Restoration. Ian returns to tell us about the work that restored Kew Palace after many years of closure. See report
Thursday 8th November,
HR 8.15
Rib Davis of The Lightbox comes to tell us about Woking’s brand new museum and art gallery, what they have planned and what goes on. Cancelled - speaker unwell.
Instead, Mike Webber showed a selection of the Society's newly acquired photographs and Jeff Sechiari spoke about the Fire Station project. See report
Thursday 6th December,
HR 8.15
Byfleet Oral History Group return to share snippets from some of their interviews.

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Thursday 19th January,
HR 8.15
Tudor Surrey by Prof. Peter Edwards.
A look into the world of Surrey during Tudor times. See report
Thursday 16th February,
HR 8.15
Mulberrys to Motorways by Ken Bewsey. A history of the Mouchel Parkman company
Thursday 16th March,
HR 8.15
The History of Aviation at Brooklands by Julian Temple, Curator of Aviation at Brooklands Museum. See report
Thursday 13th April,
HR 8.15
The Archaeology of Surrey’s Past by Rob Poulton, Surrey Archaeology Unit Manager.
A talk on the techniques and methods used on some of Surrey’s Archaeological sites. See report
Thursday 4th May,
VH 7.30
AGM. Followed by Signs in the Byfleet Landscape by Judie English. A look at the clues to our history in the landscape of Byfleet. This is also the topic of the current series of recordings by the Byfleet Oral History Group. See report
Thursday 8th June,
HR 8.15
Hampton Court behind the scenes by Ian Franklin, a Warder at the Palace. Does the Hampton Court ghost really exist?
Postponed - replaced by a selection of old Byfleet Postcards presented by Chris Glasow. See report
Saturday July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Thursday 6th July,
HR 8.15
Roman Transport in Surrey by Dr David Bird, Surrey Principal Archaeologist. A look at Roman activity in Surrey. See report
Thursday 14th September,
HR 8.15
Telegraphs and Semaphores by Richard Muir. Admiralty signally in Surrey. Cancelled Replaced by a Byfleet Quiz. See report
Thursday 12th October,
HR 8.15
Stuart Surrey by Prof Peter Edwards. A look into the world of Surrey during Stuart times. See report
Thursday 9th November,
HR 8.15
The Ancient City of Rome by Ian Franklin. Rome, its people and places. Cancelled Replaced by Ian's talk on Hampton Court behind the scenes - does the Hampton Court ghost really exist; originally planned for June. See report
Thursday 7th December,
HR 8.15
Christmas get-together, with a talk by Paddy Holroyde who came to speak to the Society about The Millennium Awards Scheme and its Significance for Byfleet - a look at our Oral History project. See report

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Thursday January,
HR 8.15
Join us as Robert Fuller tells us all about the Victoria Cross, the highest award available to a serviceman in action with the enemy. See report
Thursday February,
HR 8.15
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Thursday March,
HR 8.15
Judie English from Surrey Archaeological Society will tell us of 'The wonders of landscape archaeology'. See report
Thursday 14th April,
HR 8.15
David Barker will tell us of the "The History of Addlestone", our near neighbour. See report
Thursday 19th May,
VH 7.30
Society AGM followed by Barry Davis on "The Secret Garden- Painshill Park". See report
Thursday 29th June,
HR 8.15
Join us as Chris Glasow asks 'Who do you think you are?' An investigation into how to discover your family Tree.
Saturday 5th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Thursday 21st July,
HR 8.15
Allan Winn will come to give us an insight into the glamorous world of early motor racing and aviation with the "History of Brooklands”.
Thursday 15th September,
HR 8.15
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Thursday 13th October,
HR 8.15
Chris Glasow comes to give us the second part of his fascinating History of Byfleet Church. Come and find out about our local church.
Thursday 10th November,
HR 8.15
Jim Phillips from the Wey and Arun Canal Trust tells us of 'London’s Lost Route to the Sea'. See report
Thursday 8th December,
HR 8.15
Society Christmas Get-together - Christmas cheer and the odd mince pie is assured. Mike Webber continues his display of David Chapman’s photographs of Byfleet, this time covering the area outside Byfleet between 1978 and 1991. See report

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Thursday January,
HR 8.15
Join us as our old friend, Iain Wakeford, gives us an insight into his new book, 'Woking Town Centre—An Illustrated History'. See report
Thursday February,
HR 8.15
A look at some items from the Society's Archive not often seen, along with more of David Chapman's photograph collection. See report
Thursday March,
HR 8.15
Our talk this month will be on 'The History of Heathrow Airport' by Nick Pollard. See report .
Thursday April 22nd,
HR 8.15
Mary Alexander from Guildford Museum on The History of Guildford Castle. Did you know that Edward I and his new bride Eleanor of Castile spent their honeymoon there? Find out all this and more! See report
Thursday May 20th,
VH 7.30
Society AGM followed by The History of St Mary’s Church by Chris Glasow.
Ever wondered anything about our local church? Come along and find out the answers tonight. See report
Thursday June 17th,
HR 8.15
Iron Age Roundhouses, Settlement and Life in Surrey.
Trudie Cole from the Surrey County Archaeological Unit will show us the very latest archaeological findings from the Iron Age from around the county. See report
Saturday July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Friday 9th July,
HR 8.15
Iain Wakeford is conducting one of his excellent Heritage Walks around Byfleet, and we are going to join him. See report
Thursday September 13th,
HR 8.15
We are proposing to hold a workshop at Surrey History Centre to follow up on our event last year. Please see below for details and let me know if you are interested.
If there is not sufficient interest, the event cannot go ahead. See report
Thursday October 21st,
HR 8.15
The Wey Navigation Canal by Denys Wood from the National Trust at Dapdune Wharf.
Come and hear about our nearest National Trust property, past present and future.
Thursday 18th November,
HR 8.15
Byfleet Oral History Group will tell us all about their latest project and about their success in collecting and preserving villager’s valuable memories of the past.
[Cancelled, speaker ill.]
Thursday 18th November,
St Mary's Church
We visit St. Mary's Church, Byfleet, guided by Jim Allen. See report
Thursday 16th December,
HR 8.15
Mike Webber will revive some memories of the shops and businesses that have been in the village.
As usual, mince pies and Christmas cheer assured! See report

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Thursday 16th January,
HR 8.15
Nick Pollard shows slides of Old Shepperton - find out how Shepperton used to look in times gone by. See report
Thursday 20th February,
HR 8.15
Cobham Houses and their inhabitants. Come and hear about some of Cobham's many interesting residents and their homes. See report
Thursday 13th March,
HR 8.15
Ross Baker of the Surrey Bat Group talks about this part of our natural heritage - who they are and how they are protected. See report
Sunday 16th March,
Chilworth 10.30
A walk round the Chilworth Gunpwder Mill site with Professor Alan Crocker. Finishing at the Percy Arms.
Thursday 10th April,
HR 8.15
Along the Basingstoke Canal - cycling the length of the canal with Bernard Boys. See report
Saturday 3rd May,
HR 8.15
Exhibition - pictures of Byfleet Church and Vicarage donated by Monica Ransom.
Thursday 22nd May,
VH 7.30
AGM. Followed by a talk by Mr Gordon Hadfield, surgeon, on the history of the Rowley Bristow Hospital.
This is also the topic of the current series of recordings by the Byfleet Oral History Group. See report
Thursday 10th June,
HR 8.15
Research the history of your house with Julian Pooley of the Surrey History Centre.
Saturday 5th July,
Byfleet Rec.
PARISH DAY. The Heritage Society will be there.
Thursday 24th July,
HR 8.15
The mystery of the Stephen Duck pedigree, with Ivan Duck. A look at the celebrated 18C Byfleet Rector. See report
Thursday 18th September,
HR 8.15
A transport workshop with the Surrey History Centre.
Discover how transport in and around Byfleet developed through history. See report
Thursday 16th October,
HR 8.15
Doug Smith on the history of the pillar box. See report
Thursday 20th November,
HR 8.15
Mike Webber continues his trip round Byfleet through David Chapman's old photographs.
This time looking at 1980-95.
Thursday 4th December,
HR 8.15
St. Mary's School in transition. A Christmas gathering with a home video of pupils preparing to move to the new school in Hart Road. See report

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Thursday 24th January,
HR 8.15
The Byfleet Log Boat. Mary Alexander of Guildford Museum will speeak about the log boat discovered in the River Wey in 1906, and the recent work carried out on it.
Thursday 21st February,
HR 8.15
Mike Webber presents a selection of David Chapman's Byfleet photographs from the 1960s & 1970s.
Thursday 21st March
HR 8.15
Anne McCormick from Kingston Museum will speak about the work and collections at Kingston.
Thursday 18th April
HR 8.15
Gordon Knowles speaks on "Parry Thomas and the Land Speed Record".
Parry Thomas is buried in Byfleet Church.
Thursday 23rd May
VH 7.30
AGM. Followed by speaker from Elmbridge Museum on The Walton Film Industry.
Sunday 23rd June pm
Wisley Common
A walk over Wisley Common with the Ranger. Following our Autumn walk in September, see the varied flora and fauna of the common in another season.
Saturday 27th July
SHC 2.00
A behind the scenes visit to the Surrey History Centre in Goldsworth Road, Woking.
September 26th
HR 8.15
Wartime evacuees in Woking by Jan Mihell.
October 17th
HR 8.15
John York on An Heraldic Journey - discussing the world of heraldry.
Thursday 21st November, HR 8.15"The Powder Mills of Surrey" by Alan Crocker.
December 12th
HR 8.15
More of David Chapman's photographs of Byfleet, with Mike Webber.

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Saturday 8th DecemberThe Launch of 'Byfleet - A Village of England' in Byfleet Library.
Thursday 13th December,
HR 8.15
Christmas Social - Come and join us all for a mince pie! Bring along any old pictures or memorabilia to share.

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20th March,
David Chapman tells us all about West Hall. See report
21st April,
Museum Director, Amanda Devonshire, updates the Society on progress at The Galleries, Woking's Museum and Arts and Crafts Centre. See report
19th May,
AGM, after which Chris Glasow will give us an illustrated talk on Bygone Byfleet. See report
Sunday 19th JulyA nature walk along the River Wey and Wey Navigation with Dr. Nigel Reeve
Thursday 17th SeptemberWoking Palace by archaeologist Steve Dyer.
Friday 23rd October
VH 8.15
A talk on the cultural heritage of British folk music and song.
Saturday 7th November
VH 8.15
A visit to West Hall.



TW: Tessa Westlake, 8 Brewery Lane, Byfleet, West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7PQ

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