The Bletchingley Conservation and Historical Society holds regular meetings hosting speakers covering all aspects of local history, especially concerning Bletchingley village and the surrounding areas. We also view and comment from time to time on local planning applications affecting the village. Meetings are normally held in Bletchingley Village Hall in the High Street (adjacent to Lawrences the auctioneers - postcode RH1 4PA).
Our next meeting next will be at 8pm on Thursday, April 11th 2019 in the Village Hall where Ann Coppard will be speaking to us about the history of the May Queen in Bletchingley (with additional contributions from Daphne Constable). It is the 70th Anniversary this year of the annual Bletchingley May Queen Parade and Crowning. We would particularly like to welcome all past Bletchingley May Queens (and/or family and friends).
We will be hearing about the history of the event and looking at some of the pictures in our collection. We will have some costumes to look at but do bring along photographs, or if you still have your gown, so much the better!
To find out more, you can come along to any meeting as a visitor for £2, but why not become a member for just £8? Subscriptions are for the season which runs from November 2018 to October 2019.To join the society via our web page, send us an email using the link below and it will be passed on to our membership secretary.
If you would like more information at this stage, please contact us via our email address shown below.
9/04/19: Please ensure that you have paid your subscription for this year - most of you have by now! If you pay by standing order, please check that you have increased this to £8 per year rather than £5 which was the old rate.
28/04/18: We have been contacted by someone who attended the village primary school in the 1950s and remembers Mr Clegg as being the headmaster. If you have any memories of the school at that time and are happy for our correspondent to get in touch, please let us know using the email address and we will pass your details on.