EVENTS PROGRAMME – 2019


Saturday, 30 March 2019 – AGM

AGM at 2.30pm.

Meet at the Baptist Church Hall, Woodside Road, Chiddingfold, GU8 4RW at 10.30 where coffee/tea will be served. At 11.20am members will travel by car (using the minimum number of cars) to the village green where there will be an hour walk to look at the variety of buildings there. This will include the 'Crown' which is a 'Wealden' house, a 'Half Wealden' house and some fine Georgian facades.

After the walk return to the hall where tea and coffee will be available. Anyone considering a pub lunch please note that service can be rather slow at weekends.

The AGM starts promptly at 2.30pm.


Saturday, 1 June 2019 – Visit to Coombe Conduite Houses

Coombe Conduite Houses, KT2 7HE. Meet 2pm.

A visit has been arranged to the 'Conduite Houses' that were built by Cardinal Wolsey to supply water to Hampton Court Palace 3 miles away. Their construction dates from 1530 onwards with additions to the system in later centuries. The Coombe buildings are one of the 3 locations where spring water was collected and fed down brick conduits to Hampton Court crossing the river Thames in a lead pipe. The brick and stone structures we are to visit has one complete structure and one only partly remaining. We will have a conducted tour led by Dr David Kennedy who will describe the operation of the system and the structures remaining.

The Coombe conduit houses are located in Coombe Lane West (turn off A3 at Coombe flyover towards Kingston) almost opposite Coombe Junior School. On road parking in adjacent roads. Please note there are no facilities on site. We may move on to a pub after the tour. A collection will be taken after the meeting to assist the Kingston Upon Thames Society with their work at these buildings which are Scheduled Ancient Monuments in the care of Heritage England.

This meeting is open to non members. Please contact Carol Coyne to 'book' for this visit by the 18th May.


Saturday, 31 August 2019 – Building Study Day

High Prestwick Farm, GU8 4XP.

A building study day at High Prestwick Farm, Prestwick Lane, Chiddingfold.

By invitation of Mr & Mrs Robin Hanaeur. Meet at 11am. On site parking. High Prestwick Farm is a timber framed central chimney/smoke bay? house that was later raised in height and extended. Plans of the building are available but sections will need to be drawn and a report drafted by the end of the visit. It is also hoped to record the adjacent barn so there is a lot of work to be done. The visit is restricted to 10 people so everyone attending will be expected to assist with measuring, drawing, photography and discussions leading to the preparation of the report. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks will be provided. Anticipated 'end of work' 3 - 4pm.

Please contact Carol Coyne to 'book' for this visit by 18th August 2019.


Saturday, 30 November 2019 – Annual Lecture

Details to follow.


© DBRG March 2019