Details of Recent Events
Note: Where an event requires special booking please refer to the latest Newsletter.
Here are details of the recent Westerham Society events:
on 16th Oct 2020 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall
In light of the latest Government restrictions on social gatherings and events we have had to cancel this planned Evening Talk. In addition, we have no option but to cancel the Society's events planned for the balance of 2020 and this will, unfortunately, include our popular annual Churchill Dinner and the Members' Christmas Social.
on 11th Sep 2020 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall
In line with the ongoing Government guidance on social gatherings we have had to cancel this planned Evening Talk.
- Canada Day Social
on 1st Jul 2020 6:00:pm, at Quebec House
Regrettably we have taken the decision to cancel this evening social for Society Members in the garden of Quebec House. The ongoing government restrictions on public gatherings and social distancing make it impractical to stage the event.
on 12th Jun 2020 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall
Unfortunately due to the restrictions in force during the Covid-19 pandemic this event has been cancelled.
- Creating a Wilder Kent
on 15th May 2020 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall
In the light of the Government restrictions during the current extraordinary circumstances we have had to postpone this event. We plan to arrange an alternative date later in the year for this presentation by Paul Hadaway, who is the Project Leader of the Ham Fen Beaver Colony.
- Beating the Bounds and Fair on The Green
on 10th May 2020 8:00:am, at Westerham Parish
Regrettably, but in accordance with Government restrictions during the current coronavirus pandemic, we have had to cancel both the traditional Beating the Bounds walk around the Westerham Parish boundaries and the jointly organised Fair on the Green.
- AGM and Talk on General James Wolfe – Myths and Legends
on 13th Mar 2020 7:00:pm, at Westerham Hall
All Members are invited to the Society's AGM which will commence at 7.00 pm. The Committee will present reports on the activities in 2019 and plans for the current year. Members will be invited to comment on the reports and the Committee's plans for the future. The talk and presentation by John Rawlinson on General James Wolfe - Myths and Legends scheduled to follow the AGM was cancelled by the speaker due to advice on gatherings during the Coronavirus. We will plan to reschedule this talk at a later date.
- A Diva on a Harley Davidson
on 14th Feb 2020 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall
A Talk by Alison Charles
Alison Charles’ talk will outline her journey from a shy Essex girl to becoming a Harley Davidson riding, opera singing diva and everything that happened in between. Her time in the military, her work in Africa – this talk covers it all. This promises to be an interesting story.
- The British Tommy in France and Flanders in WW1
on 17th Jan 2020 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall
A talk by Roger Stiles about his lifelong interest in our history of the First World War which stemmed from his father's service with the Queen Victoria Rifles. Over the years Roger has carried out research on a great number of men, with many visits to France and Flanders to trace the footprints of these soldiers who fought in the battles and to give a place in history for their courage and lives. Roger can bring stories of some of young men from Westerham who crossed the Channel to do their duty with such bravery.
- Christmas Social
on 15th Dec 2019 12:00:pm, at A Private Venue
The annual convivial lunchtime Christmas Social at a private local venue. Open to Members through advanced ticket sales.
- Annual Churchill Dinner at Chartwell
on 30th Nov 2019 7:00:pm, at Chartwell
The Society will hold its annual Sir Winston S. Churchill memorial dinner in the Mulberry Room at Chartwell. This year the guest speaker is Lord Michael Dobbs. Lord Dobbs was an adviser to Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major. He is also a well known author whose work has included award-winning novels about Winston Churchill and the classic political novel 'House of Cards'. Tickets by invitation to members.