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BANSTEAD IS BLOOMING! n this issue you can read on page 10 about the fantastic efforts of the Banstead Village in Bloom volunteers over the summer. The result of the competition will be known on 14th September but as one of the judges was at pains to stress the importance of this RHS initiative is that it produces a win, win situation for all – since it means that people will want to choose to live, shop and work somewhere that looks cared for and is perceived to demonstrate a strong sense of ‘community’. An important part of retaining the strong sense of community is carried out by the Banstead Village Residents’ Association. The Association is a key organisation be


it raising money for signs to keeping a check on planning applications. Over the summer a number of stalwarts on the committee stood down after many years stirling work. Special thanks go to Roger Collins, Graeme Ward, Tony Ford, John and Marion Hayns for their services over many years to the committee and the village. The committee are now looking for new members to carry on this vital work and to help retain Banstead’s strong ‘sense of community’. If you would like to help, please contact the BVRA by emailing them at Richard Milbourn, Editor Email:

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A S S O C I AT I O N  

THE SIGNS ARE GOOD ur campaign for a new village sign gathers momentum, with £4,211 pledged so far towards the total required of £4,850. This represents a major step in the process as we can now formally start the planning process – we hope to have the new sign erected next year – watch this space. Our stand at the Village Day went well with many people talking to us about the work we do for the village, joining-up as members and contributing to the village sign. It was good to see so many of you there. We are also supporting the Banstead Horticultural Society's work for the Banstead Village in Bloom competition. A lot of hard work has gone into tidying-up the village and in particular the rough area outside Tesco. Well done to all involved - judging was completed on 10th July and results will be known in September. We are also carrying out an assessment of our railway station which is in need of some TLC having started life in 1865 and not having had the attention needed to keep this facility up-to-date. This year sees the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1


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with a special commemoration on November 10/11th at All Saint's Church. You may be aware of the bell-tolling to remember each local soldier that lost their life in this conflict was researched by James Crouch, who has been awarded the Mayor's award for volunteer services. All in all, it's been another busy ‘school year’ for us all in the Banstead Village Residents’ Association with several people deciding to stepdown from the committee at the end of our year at our AGM in May. Special thanks go to Roger Collins, Graeme Ward and Tony Ford for their services over many years to the committee and the village. Subsequent to that, John and Marion Hayns have also decided to step down from the committee. All this leaves us short in terms of experience and numbers. If anyone would like to join us and help us achieve our objective of supporting our village, please do let us know – our contact address is, we would love to hear from you. Or if you would like to join us as an ordinary member and keep up-to-date with what's going on (subscriptions £3.00 per year) please let us know. David Talbot BVRA Chairman



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BEECHHOLME BOAR WAR PANELS Stuart Sweetman, Chairman of the Banstead History Centre, describes the restoration and history of two panels recovered from a local school, previously known as Banstead Cottage Homes any readers will know that ‘Beechholme’ was a purposebuilt residential school on a 27-acre site between the railway to Epsom and Fir Tree Road on what is now the High Beeches estate. It was set up as the Kensington and Chelsea District School also previously known as Banstead Cottage Homes. It was for boys and girls up to the age of 16 who were orphans, had been deserted by their parents or whose parents could not cope. The boys who entered the school in the 1890s were trained in a skill such as carpentry, gardening, plumbing, tailoring or working with a blacksmith to produce tools, hooks, hinges handles and even horse shoes. Having such skills gave the boys a marketable trade and if they wanted to travel they could join the army. So, it is no surprise that a number joined up and found themselves in South Africa fighting in the Second Boer War (1899 – 1902). The names of those ex-scholars and schoolmasters who went and fought in the war were placed on two large and two small mahogany wood panels that were hung on either side of the stage in the Drill Hall in the School. The panels remained in place throughout the years until the school was closed in 1974. The Drill Hall was the last building pulled down and the panels


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Refurbished panel.

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from the Boer War are difficult to locate. But they completed their task – with just man out of the 48, for whom no trace can be found. The full results of their research can be found on the website Of the 47 researched men 35 survived the conflict, 6 were wounded, 3 were killed in action, 2 died of disease and 1 was discharged as medically unfit. Only seven of them had joined local Surrey Regiments. 29 joined horse related regiments like the Dragoon Guards, the Hussars and the Lancers. 12 managed at least one promotion from the basic rank. Interestingly 24 of them were either as bandsmen or a trumpeter - this was because Beechholme had a school band and had trained the boys well. Stuart Sweetman Chairman, Banstead History Centre

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BANSTEAD IN BLOOM ‘What a spectacle’ is how Banstead in Bloom was described on a strapline outside the Library Entrance and Gardens in Banstead which had been transformed by a team of volunteers working on Banstead Village in Bloom over the summer

ll the work on Banstead Village in Bloom over the summer was enabled by a very generous donation from Specsavers of Banstead. The team are also very grateful to


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Ray Harwood from Centro plc who overnight turned that previously sad and neglected area in front of the Post Office into something worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show! We look forward to seeing the longer term plans that he has


Best shop front competition.

identified for the autumn. Who could have failed to notice the charming wheelbarrows, made by pupils at Nescot and planted up and maintained by children from the local schools which were located at either end of the High Street nor the 13 shops and one bank – Lloyds – who entered the competition for the best shop front on the theme of commemorating the centenary of the signing of the Armistice in 1918. The overall winner was the Princess Alice charity shop but all the diverse entries with their very imaginative displays brought the High Street to life, together with the sea of red, white and blue colours reflected in the council planting. We will learn the judges verdict on September 14th at a ceremony in Brighton but informally we were congratulated on the high degree of community involvement (over 1,600

volunteer hours) particularly since it enabled all ages to feel that together they could ‘make a difference’. You can find out their decision by going to our website or check out our Facebook page Banstead Village in Bloom. One of the judges was at pains to stress the importance of this RHS initiative which produces a win, win situation for all – since it means that people will want to choose to live, shop and work somewhere that looks cared for and is perceived to demonstrate a strong sense of ‘community’. Our Village environment is enhanced by our variety of shops, and did you know how easy it is to check out any planning applications/decisions which may affect our High Street or indeed the rest of the Borough? Just type in planning reigate C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 1 2

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banstead and then select planning application search. You may then choose either the weekly or monthly list to view applications/decisions for the whole Borough or just the locality that interests you. It is also easy to make a comment by clicking on the relevant planning application and highlighting comments. Please be aware that your comments will be in the public domain. Finally, to finance the projects we hope to tackle next year, since as you know we are entirely self funding, we are holding another Quiz Night on Saturday October 27th at the Community Hall Park Road Banstead commencing at 7.15pm. Those of you who helped us raise £2,000 last year know what fun it was so please get in touch – details below. Tickets are £15 per head to include a buffet supper. Please bring a glass and your own drinks if you wish. Marion Hayns (01737 350288) Member of BVIB Steering Committee Email: 12 OCTOBER 2018

The Judging is over The Mayor Cllr Ross-Tomlin met the judges, Hazel Chant and Ian Gayton, the Banstead Village in Bloom Team, the chief sponsor Paul Harwood from Centro, and the children of Banstead Community Junior School, where the Mayor cut the cake to commemorate our wonderful entry. The judges set of soon after viewing both the Junior and Infant School projects; then walked into the Horseshoe; along the High Street; across Lady Neville Rec to the Community Hall; returning to the High Street; where they were picked and taken to Lambert Road Allotments, The Winkworth Community Woodland Project, Banstead Wildlife Field and Age Concern Community Garden at Greenacres Residential Home. They then had a well-deserved cup of tea and a piece of cake. The judging went very well; the judges informal comments were encouraging and effusive. They made particular comment on the


wide range of our entry and the extensive involvement of volunteers and community groups. We do not get the results until September; however, we are cautiously optimistic for a much-improved score this year. A Gold award appears well within our reach. David Martin Chair of Banstead Village in Bloom

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REDUCED CRIME RATE he reported crime figures for December 2017 totalled 57 including 14 burglaries and I am pleased to say that in the three months reported below the reported crimes total has not exceeded 36 and the highest number of burglaries was 4. In this period the Police have reported successes in catching some suspected active burglars so it is to be hoped that the reduced trend will continue. Crime figures Here is a brief summary of the local crime information for the past three months:


March All Crime 36 Anti-social behaviour 9 Bicycle theft 0 Burglary 4 Criminal damage & arson 5 Drugs 1 Other crime 0 Other theft 4 Possession of weapon 0 Public order 2 Robbery 0 Shoplifting 2 Theft from person 0 Vehicle crime 2 Violence & sexual offences 7 14 OCTOBER 2018

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We have continued to receive a two-weekly summary of burglaries in the Borough produced by Sgt Pat McCann, an extract from the latest of which I include below. In other Boroughs such as Tandridge, this type of report is produced and circulated by one or more Police Volunteers, working a minimum of 4 hours per week. There is a central budget in Surrey Police for each Borough to recruit, security clear and train such volunteers but unfortunately so far no suitable volunteer has been identified for Reigate & Banstead. If you are interested in knowing more about this role please get in touch with me via or 01737 350452. Burglary summary for North of the Borough in June. • Deans Lane, Walton-on-the-Hill – 18:20 • Outwood Lane, Chipstead – 14:15 – 15:30 • Bonsor Drive, Kingswood – 13:28 – 13:45 • Wilmot Way, Banstead – 04:00 – 04:10 • Watermead, Tadworth – 17:00 – 12:00 • Ashcombe Terr, Tadworth – 02:20 – 03:00 • Oaklands Way, Tadworth – 10:43 - 10:55 • Kingswood Road, Tadworth – 09:45 - 13:00 • Warren Lodge, Kingswood – 10:10 – 15:00

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Shakeerah in The Children's Trust's Hinchley Wood shop during the official opening.

The Children's Trust Shop team and volunteers with Shakeerah and parents at the opening.

ive-year-old Shakeerah from Banstead

is now at school full-time and is still making

helped to officially open The Children’s

progress on the skills she developed during her

Trust’s newest charity shop in Hinchley

time at The Children’s Trust.


Wood, Esher at the end of August.

Yasmeen, Shakeerah’s mum, from Banstead

Shakeerah, who was supported by the charity

said: “Shakeerah was so excited to come along

following a brain tumour, was joined by the

and cut the ribbon today so it was a

shop’s team and a crowd of local people to

memorable morning for us all. The Children’s

celebrate the opening of the new store.

Trust has done so much for our family so we

The shop on Manor Road will be a central

understand how important the charity shops

part of the Hinchley Wood community, offering

are to help raise the money needed for the

both new and donated goods. The range of

specialist work they do. We are not too far

products in the store will vary from clothing to

away from this store so look forward to

books, bric-a-brac to kitchenware and toys to

popping in and seeing what we might find –

shoes. Small electrical items will also be

I’ve already got my eye on some bits!”

accepted and sold in store, all of which can be

Julie Beames, Head of Retail at The

dropped off at the shop during trading hours.

Children’s Trust said: “We are so pleased to

The team are also offering a number of

officially open our Hinchley Wood store with the

volunteering opportunities to local people, both

support from local residents and traders. It was

in the store and behind the scenes.

a pleasure to meet our local community, which

All money raised in the shop will go to The

we hope to very much become a part of and to

Children’s Trust, which supports children like

tell them about the charity shop and The

Shakeerah who have a brain injury or

Children’s Trust.”

neurodisability. When she was just one year old

The store is accepting donations and is

Shakeerah was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join its

As a result of multiple operations to remove it,

friendly team in the store. Anyone who would

Shakeerah acquired a brain injury. She received

like to hear more about opportunities to get

rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust national

involved with the store is encouraged to go in

specialist centre in Surrey and still attends the

and talk to manager Lisa, or call 0208 398

charity’s holiday camps and clubs. Shakeerah


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FIFTY TWO YEARS OF HURT lose this time…but still no cigar. Football didn’t come home this summer. Jules Rimet is no longer gleaming as per the lyrics of Baddiel, Skinner and Broudie. His trophy hasn’t gleamed in public for 35 years; it was stolen in Brazil, and assumed to have been melted down. Worse still, its successor (or at least its replica) now resides across the Channel after the French had the temerity to win it for the second time in two decades. Its presence there taunts England fans like a modern-day Bayeux Tapestry…for William the Conqueror, now read diminutive Didier Deschamps. And yet for two or three weeks this summer, we dared to dream. England went into the tournament under the radar after serially disappointing in previous tournaments. No reason to suggest that pattern was set to change…but hang-on! England don’t often hit six goals in the whole group section, let alone in one group match…they concede late winners rather than scoring them. Yet more astounding, Gareth Southgate’s squad of players actually seemed to quite like each other. Football couldn’t really come home, could it? Not in the end. Trippier’s semi – final free – kick provoked beer throwing antics in town centres the length and breadth of the country, but hopes were soon dashed once again. “It’s the hope that kills you” is the


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mantra of all sorts of long – suffering sports fans. But the opposite is surely true. A lack of hope stifles the life out of us. Where do your hopes lie? Do your hopes that the human race is on an upward curve of progress keep you going? Or does the daily newsfeed depress you? Is your best hope that if they’re not going to get better in the near future, things might at least just stay the same for a little while? Since American Joe Hill first coined the phrase in 1911, Christians have been accused of being “pie in the sky” dreamers. Hoping for a better world where nothing bad ever happens. Strange to tell…isn’t that what pretty much everyone hopes for? Except Christians claim to have a certain hope…not a wistful hope– against–hope, like England winning back–to–back World Cups. Their hope is based on a historical man whose well – documented life changed the world; an other–worldly man who died and rose to life; the Son of God who will one day return to make all things new. Bible – believing Christians do not have their head in the clouds. They are not blind optimists…if anything, they are short - term pessimists, expecting this life to be tough. But in the here and now, they keep going, fired by the certain hope that God is in control of all things and He has forgiven them through the death of Jesus Christ. And

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T H E   N O RT H   H E AT H L A N D S 20TH JUNE 2018 ifteen WIs from North Heathlands, South Heathlands and (now suspended) The Oaks Groups took part in the celebration at the Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead. Almost 130 members from Cheam, Morden, Epsom, Woodmansterne, Kingswood, Epsom & Ewell, Kingswood Village, Chipstead*, Chipstead Evening, Worcester Parkers, Banstead Evening, Ewell Court, Stoneleigh, Tadworth Court and, last but not least, Wallington & Carshalton came together to enjoy an afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and cupcakes set out on traditional cake stands. Plus a celebration cake to the form of 1 0 0. (*also celebrating their 100th birthday this year) The hall was swiftly turned into a fantastic venue. The tables were set with green and white checked toppers over white cloths with green, violet and white napkins, lovely flower arrangements to compliment the theme and around the walls, yards and yards of that wonderful bunting made for the National Centenary in 2015. On the stage were displayed the beautiful banners from most of


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the WIs, including the now sadly suspended 100 year old Headley WI. Everyone joined in singing Jerusalem, followed by a fizzy toast to The Queen and Surrey Federation, proposed by Chris Butterfield. Frances Fry sang us songs through the decades and encouraged members to join her singing and dancing remembering days gone by. There were two competitions – both pre-judged in each WI to produce winners to be ‘judged’ again on the day – one was using 100 grams of yarn, string, anything they liked to “produce something pleasing” and a floral arrangement in a ‘vintage tea cup and saucer’ – Amazingly both classes were won by Epsom & Ewell. Judging was by members’ ballot using ‘silver’ coins, the highest number of votes winning. Those funds will be donated to ACWW (Associated Women of the World). It was a hectic and wonderful afternoon – complimented by a stupendous raffle, without which no WI event would be complete. Everyone had a great time judging by the many ‘thank you’ messages received. One President commented that she had never seen her “members so animated and enthusiastic”.

W I WOODMANSTERNE E VE NI N G  WI he next meeting will be held on 15th October when the speaker will be Antiques Road Show’s Michael Laikin (pictured right) who is an amusing and experienced story teller about the fascinating world of antiques. Anecdotes gleaned from a lifetime in the trade. This is also the time when members are asked to join the ‘Happy Bunch of Ladies’, better known as Woodmansterne Evening committee when elections take place at their November Annual Meeting. President Lesley Earl hopes members who haven’t been on committee before will put their hands up to join and find out how their WI is run throughout the year.


TH E  N O RTH H E AT H L A N D S GROUP OF WI S he Silent Pool Gin Distillery will be visiting to give a presentation – when there will be an opportunity to try their Silent Pool range via their free samples and to buy any bottles in time for Christmas! The competition is a salt dough item for the Anthony Rose bowl. There will of course be the usual raffle, cuppa and time for a chat. All members and friends welcome to this event.


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Saturday 20th October 2018 London Bridge Trio with Gary Pomeroy, viola Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat major, K493 Fanny Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 11 Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25 One of Britain’s leading chamber ensembles, founded in 2002, the 30 OCTOBER 2018

London Bridge Trio is known for its deeply nuanced and searching interpretations. It is joined by Gary Pomeroy, violist of the Heath Quartet, for an evening of piano quartets. They follow Mozart’s mellow and genial E flat masterpiece with an unsung but immensely appealing rarity by Fanny C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 3 2

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St. 0DUN·V&KXUFK Hall Great Tattenhams, Epsom Downs K18 5RD Thursday 22nd November 2018 2.30pm to 4.30pm (Free on-site parking) Entry: free for members, £2 for non-members including tea/coffee and biscuits after the talk Local contacts: Membership ² 020 8642 1718, Groups ² 01737 351782


Banstead History Centre Banstead Local History Centre is based in Banstead Library, and you can use the local history centre resources at any time that the library is open. Even better, visit us at the following times each month when volunteers are available to help you use the resources and equipment. First and third Tuesday 2.30 - 4.30pm Saturday 10am - 12noon Banstead Local History Centre exists to encourage interest in local and family history in Banstead, Burgh Heath, Chipstead, Hooley, Kingswood, Lower Kingswood, Netherne-onthe-Hill, Preston, Tadworth, Tattenhams, Walton-on-the-Hill and Woodmansterne. We offer an extensive range of resources including census records, parish registers, large scale maps, directories, illustrations and photographs. We provide a microfilm and microfiche reader-printer and there is access to the internet on the library computer terminals. If we can't answer your question, we can refer you to local experts or Surrey History Centre. When the centre is not staffed you can leave a written enquiry. The centre is a partnership between Surrey Libraries, Surrey History Centre, Banstead History Research Group and other local community and history organisations. The Banstead History Research Group has a very good website and has published many books on local history.

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Mendelssohn, and finish with the Romantic splendours of Brahms’ great G minor quartet, with its thrilling Gypsy-style finale. Saturday 17th November 2018 Emmanuel Bach, violin with Alexandra Vaduva, piano Bach: Sonata No 2 in A minor Schubert: Sonata in A major, D574, Gran Duo Poulenc: Violin Sonata, FP119 Debussy: En Bateau, arr. Choisnel and Beau Soir, arr. Heifetz Saint-Saens/: Caprice d’après l’Etude en Forme de Valse Supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Violinist Emmanuel Bach, winner of the Royal Overseas League String Competition earlier this year, and award-winner at many more, is a rising star equally at home as concerto soloist and chamber musician. One of Bach’s most sublime solo violin sonatas begins the evening, after which Emmanuel is joined by multi-prize winning Romanian pianist Alexandra Vaduva for major sonatas by Schubert and Poulenc and salon delights by Debussy and Saint-Saëns. Saturday 2nd February 2019 Castalian Quartet Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op 20 No 2 Elgar: String Quartet in E minor, Op 83 Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2 The Castalian Quartet, prize-winner at the Banff and Lyon International Chamber Music Competitions, and 32 OCTOBER 2018

selected by Young Classical Artists Trust in 2016, is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene, with future engagements that include débuts in Washington, the Lincoln Centre and the Konzerthaus, Vienna. Its programme ranges over three centuries, placing Saturday 9th March 2019 Ashley Fripp, piano Schubert: Impromptus, D899 Chopin: Four Impromptus, Op 29, 36, 51, 66 Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op 12 Chopiun: Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54 British pianist Ashley Fripp is a Gold Medallist of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and acclaimed recitalist at such venues as Carnegie Hall [New York], Concertgebouw [Amsterdam], Musikverein [Vienna], Bozar [Brussels] and the Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls. His fascinating programme of Romantic keyboard masters is ideally suited to his virtuosity and poetic flair: Impromptus by Schubert and Chopin are placed side by side, and contrasted with those passionately poetic miniatures, Schumann’s Fantasiestücke. BOX OFFICE: [from 4 weeks prior to event] Ticket price is £15 for adults with School Pupils being Free Banstead Library, The Horseshoe, Banstead or To reserve tickets: 01737 350288 or email:

WHAT’S ON BANSTEAD FLOWER CLUB Presents David Thompson demonstrating “Playing with Nature” Wednesday 26th September at 2pm We are a friendly local flower club affiliated to NAFAS, new members and visitors (£6) always welcome. Monthly meeting and demonstration at 2pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Surrey SM7 3AJ BANSTEAD FLOWER CLUB Presents an afternoon of “Seasonal Splendour” By National Demonstrator John Chennell Wednesday 24th October at 2pm We are a friendly local flower club affiliated to NAFAS, new members and visitors (£6) always welcome. Monthly meeting and demonstration at 2pm on the 4th Wednesday of every month at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Surrey SM7 3AJ Have your CHRISTMAS LIST ready and visit BANSTEAD NEVILLE BOWLING CLUB’S CHRISTMAS FAIR on Saturday, 10TH November in their Pavillion in Avenue Road, Banstead Doors open from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. £1 entrance to include cup of coffee/tea Super Raffle - Stalls displaying Christmas Goods. You will be most welcome BANSTEAD COMBINED CHRISTMAS CHARITIES EVENT 2018 Saturday October 6 2018 9.30am till 2.30pm. Community Hall Park Road Banstead SM7 3AJ 34 OCTOBER 2018

The annual Banstead Combined Christmas Charities Event will take place at the Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead SM7 3AJ 9.30am till 2,30pm Saturday October 6 2018. An opportunity to buy Christmas cards and gifts while supporting the work of over 20 charities both local and national. There will be a raffle with generous prizes and refreshments available provided by the Diamond Riding School for the Disabled. WOODMANSTERNE OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY WODS forthcoming production is a choreographed Revue entitled “You’ll Never Walk Alone”‘ with the most popular and well known songs from musicals of the 40s and 50s. It will include South Pacific, Carousel, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, The King and I and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to name but a few. Linked together with a minimal amount of dialogue forming a simple story of hopes, dreams, tears and the eventual ‘golden sky’ from the title song. Where: St Peter’s Church Hall, Chipstead Way, Woodmansterne When: Wed 10th – Sat 13th October 2018 at 7.30pm each evening (doors open at 7.00pm). Tickets: £16 (to include a Fish ‘n Chips Supper). Book direct online at: OR ‘phone 07849 762294 (after 3 pm). Other info: Licensed bar offering Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Crisps and Nuts For an enjoyable night out, why not support local theatre. QUALITY LOCAL MAGAZINES ISSUE 145 • JUNE 2018

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