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ASHTEAD & LEATHERHEAD

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As we step slowly towards summer and slowly out of lockdown, it seems there is a feeling of optimism in the air. The longer days and hopefully brighter weather certainly lift the spirits, as well as being able to see our family and friends outside again, after months apart for many. It is all positive and very welcomed! The benefits of the vaccine are filtering through now, so here’s hoping we are moving ever closer to a more normal situation again. Picnics and country walks are popular pastimes so let’s hope for a summer like last year, to provide maximum opportunities for enjoying these simple pleasures. At the time of writing, the non-essential shops are on the verge of opening again; what a truly difficult time it has been for so many businesses. Please do support our local shops and services as they start on the road to recovery, and what a joy it will be to shop local again for non-essential items as well as the essentials of course! Locally there is certainly an increase in activity and finally after months without any local events, we are able to include some ‘What’s on’ pages in this issue! Not quite at the level they used to be just yet, but at least it’s a start! We hope to build on these pages as the lockdown limitations continue to decrease over the coming months. There are a number of local productions to consider as well as a few open days which may be of interest. Please do also take a look at the feature we have on page 24 about the changes which lie ahead for Ashtead Youth Club. This much loved local club has provided a safe place for young people to meet and develop friendships for so many years, I even went there myself, back in the day! Maybe you can help as it heads into this new chapter and hopefully continues to offer much needed support to the younger members of the community post pandemic? So all in all, a promising month ahead which also includes a couple of Look Local Birthdays, for Michelle our Assistant Editor and Kirsty our super duper designer! I wish them both very Happy Birthdays and I hope they are both able to have some sort of little celebrations! Here’s hoping you all have a good month too, With Best Regards,

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rights to it (for example, if you would like to give your spouse the right to live in it for life and then to leave it to your children) then a trust arrangement will be needed, and you should seek professional advice on this. The inheritance tax rules for people who own property and who wish to pass it to their descendants have recently changed. You may want to take these rules into account if you are concerned about minimising the tax burden on your estate when you die. I already have a Will – do I need to review it? Yes, you should review your existing Will to make sure it is still appropriate and reflects your wishes. You may find that in your current Will, you made a gift of a property you no longer own, or that the Will was drafted when your estate was lower or higher in value and needs to be updated to reflect the change in circumstances. You may also find that in your current Will, your estate could inadvertently pay more inheritance tax than is necessary, because it was drafted before the changes were made to tax rules, regarding gifts of property. How we can help you

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A COMMUNITY CHAMPION Very sadly the FRA lost one of its own last month. Linda Tippelt was a true community champion not just for us in Fetcham, but for many others whose lives she touched much further afield. When the River Mole flooded dozens of Fetcham homes at Christmas in 2013, it was Linda who realised that when the immediate crisis was over, some serious campaigning would be needed. So it was she who set up the Leatherhead and Fetcham Flood Action Group to make sure that flood protection was given the attention it deserved. We were delighted when she agreed to join the FRA committee. She had an unerring ability to identify uncomfortable truths, or to put the difficult question. Among many other roles, she was at various times an Olympic Gamesmaker, a school governor and a great contributor to the life of St Mary’s Church. She died on Easter Monday at the Princess Alice Hospice, Esher. Her spirit for community volunteering will be missed not just by the FRA, but by many others too.

NORBURY PARK SAWMILL - At the time of writing the sawmill gates will be closing and we have little idea of what will be coming next, and when. It’s a familiar landmark to many of us, and we warm to the crafted oak products it produces. However, Surrey Wildlife Trust, which owns the business, has decided that it no longer fits with its core conservation activities. That may indeed be so. But what concerns the FRA is the less than transparent way in which the SWT came to its decision, and how it was agreed with Surrey County Council to close the business with just six weeks notice. This was a conversation that we, and many others, were not asked to join. But maybe we should have been, as a petition opposing closure attracted a huge response, more than 4,000 signatures. It could be that many of you are feeling that you would like more of a say in decisions such as this. SUBSCRIPTIONS - They were due on April 1st, but it’s never too late to go to our website, or to use the form below, to join for the first time, or simply renew.

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required for this would seem to place it beyond all possibility. Mr Elkeles said that the money would come by bidding for funds from the Governments allocations for NHS th On the 6 October, we in Leatherhead, capital expenditure. Refurbishment funds with some guests from Ashtead and for Epsom St Heliermight hospitals, the Now that it looks like we are coming through the and Pandemic, weon turn Bookham, were treated to a face to face other hand, could be realised through the our thoughts (now considered “urgent” to the issues of explanation of how our local NHS CEO, Mr. thoughts) sale of some land at Sutton. Daniel Elkeles, is hoping that our hospitals Many of those in attendance at this meeting will develop over the next five to ten years. were very sceptical about the possibility of The LRA working on these issues,any so it’s a good time improvement at alltoinjoin the us! current There arewill two be main deficiencies, provision. maintenance of the current buildings and provision of adequate Acute care. A short People rose in their seats to remind the video revealed the problems currently speaker that such discussions had already experienced at St. Helier and Epsom. Mr. taken place some 20 years ago, and the Elkeles also stated that there is a lack of results had been negligible. However, one real, joined-up provision of Acute care Unit. valuable change has taken place over the He said he would like to see a building of a last couple of years and that is the method single, modern Acute Care Unit where the by which bed blocking has been almost patients would be in wards having widely eliminated in Epsom. The team running it is spaced beds to prevent cross infection, the “Epsom Health and Care Partnership.” and, most important of all, consultant level A local doctor or a social worker now supervision 24/7. accompanies the consultant and the nurse

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ARA AGM Just a reminder that ARA’s Annual General Meeting is being held via Zoom on May 19th at 7:30pm. Numbers are limited so please register your interest in attending by emailing our HonSec. Pam Ventham-Smith at secretary@ashteadresidents. org.uk.

professional designer, the site has been rewritten and now includes many direct links to aid residents in reaching key local sites. For example, you can now report that pothole or broken streetlight by clicking the “Report It” button that takes you straight to the relevant page on Surrey County Council’s web site. We now publish a planning list each week and this can be viewed either on “Latest News” or on our Annual Membership Subscription Reminder dedicated Planning page. “Hot” news coming into us is published on our Last year’s delivery of our Spring newsletter was Blog under Latest News on the Home page of the hit by the Covid-19 lockdown but, despite some web site and cross-referenced with the relevant early glitches before the full implications of the subject page. For example, Abdool Kureeman’s restrictions on activity were fully taken on board, announcement that Buckley’s was commencing our Road Stewards were eventually able to operate Covid vaccinations is also published on the Health within the Covid guidelines and we are grateful page. for all of their work on behalf of the Association. Latest news items are also shared with our own However, many Road Stewards have expressed Facebook page, and presently with Ashtead Parents. their preference to not collect cash directly from We have tried to link with Ashtead Unhinged but householders and this Spring, with Covid still are experiencing problems with that. If anyone on uppermost in everyone’s mind, we have decided this site wants to try to help us with this please there will be no doorstep collections of the annual contact webmaster@ashteadresidents.org.uk. ARA subscriptions, though magazines will still be We want to use all avenues to let residents know delivered. of key events but to be frank we lack expertise on We now offer members to pay their outrageously the Committee with these digital news outlets and expensive annual subscription of £2.50 either could do with younger help with Facebook, Twitter online, or by cheque/cash posted through their Road Steward’s door. Details on payment methods and Instagram. There would be no need to serve on the Committee. We know many younger residents will be delivered with this Spring’s Ashtead Village have huge work and family commitments, but your News and they can also be found on our newly help would be invaluable in getting our messages designed website www.ashteadresidents.org.uk under the Membership tab on the Home page. Your out there. Please again contact webmaster@ ashteadresidents.org.uk. annual subs, though individually minute and less Dates for the Diary now publishes up-coming than a cup of coffee at Starbucks, are necessary for the Association to continue. You can still also join us events, and we encourage local organisations to let us know what events are due and we will advertise by emailing membsec@ashteadresidents.org.uk. them on the Calendar page. We now have a dedicated 0300 number so if you Re-designed ARA Website have a pressing question leave us a message and the The previous website was set up many years ago relevant Committee member will get back to you by an enthusiastic amateur but with design and 0300 030 9980. internet requirements moving on, it became a David Baker -Webmaster, Highways & Rail little stale and obsolete. With the assistance of a 14 Ashtead&LeatherheadLocal - MAY 2021


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Raffi is a local business owner doing a great thing for the world - he arrived in Richmond with enough money for just 8 months. He followed a hunch and set up Bantam Materials - providing Prevented Ocean Plastic, recycling and collecting from at-risk coastal communities and creating a research centre on the Richmond Green – we think he is marvellous, and we are not the only ones! He just won: “Sustainable Initiative of The Year”. Whoop! Raffi realised that he wanted to invest in property but preferred a professionally managed structure run by trustworthy people to allow him the freedom to focus on the craziness in his own world. Raffi approached us and asked us to help. Through Buy To Let Hunter, Raffi has purchased a pure investment property and a holiday home which he uses in conjunction with renting it out to paying guests.

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WE’RE BACK Now that we have fully opened and have returned to our normal hours of Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm, we are operating with full social distancing steps in place for the protection of our staff and customers. We really can’t emphasis our appreciation to you for your support and co-operation over the last year and more. Where possible we will be offering walk in support, and full product browsing. Our industry is still badly affected by product shortages and poor availability. Many of our suppliers are anticipating this to be the “norm” for most of 2021. However you will be pleased to know we remain well stocked enabling you to come into the store and fully equip yourself there and then. Out Total Care support product remains a must have for many customers, in short we become your IT support department providing full remote support over the phone and directly connected to your PC or Mac, we protect your machine with the addition of Webroot Internet Security, we automatically backup your data to our cloud, and cover your machine against any unplanned labour costs. All of this for a small annual fee of £125 + vat. Please ask for further information, or get further information from our website www.tecres.co.uk/home-support

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ASHTEAD YOUTH CENTRE Opening for Business

We have all been affected by the impact of the pandemic. Our community has pulled together through multiple lockdowns to help protect the physical health of our friends, families and neighbours. This unified act of selflessness has come at a cost; economically, socially and mentally and could be felt for many years to come, by our younger generation. In April 2021, following reductions in local authority funding, Surrey County Council are transitioning the management of the Ashtead Youth Club building, staffing and delivery of Youth Work to the Friends of Ashtead charity. We are looking for local organisations to come on board with us as our “Foundation Partners”, playing an instrumental role in relaunching a much needed service to support our local young people as they recover from the pandemic and develop those skills and aspirations that will be the cornerstones for the success of their futures. The Friends Charity will be launching the ‘Ashtead Young People’s Hub’. They will be re-introducing drop-in youth work (within covid safe practice guidelines) and welcoming back a number of groups who support a wide variety of people across our community. We also expect to welcome a new group 24 Ashtead&LeatherheadLocal - MAY 2021

who will be supporting young people with disabilities and their families. The Youth Work Service will continue to take an inclusive approach where every young person is welcome and can benefit from what we hope to offer. We will continue to focus energy and resources on those young people who need a little extra support to find their way and achieve their full potential, and we will try to support their families on this journey with them. Our initial focus over the next couple of years will be supporting young people to recover emotionally and developmentally from the impact of Covid. We will look to encourage and nurture their ability to develop their employability skills as they enter an increasingly fragile economic market as young adults. As a beneficiary of these services when I was a teenager, I know how valuable it is. Since becoming a father, it breaks my heart to think that our kids may not get access to the same opportunities. Once the pandemic is under control, they will need safe spaces to re-establish their friendships, catch up on lost time and have access to a listening ear and professional advice, if they need to. Alistair King 07710 226 849 | friendsofayc@gmail.com


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Book Reviews MAY 2021

‘The Illness Lesson’ by Clare Beams (Paperback £8.99) It’s 1871 and girls at a progressive new school are being taught to think and speak, to reason clearly; but who will listen? Caroline Hood is finding her feet as a teacher when the liberal ideals of her father clash with the burden of dealing with a disruptive student who develops a mysterious illness that spreads to the other girls. As a doctor arrives to deliver a cure, Caroline finds that the things men leave unsaid hold greater power than their spoken promises. The hopeful creativity and heavyhanded authority that characterise this particular moment in history, education and “medicine” had me gripped. I was quickly engrossed in the storytelling which becomes more urgent and bright with fury as events unfold.

‘And Now For The Good News’ by Ruby Wax (Hardback £14.99) With good sense and good humour Ruby Wax turns her back on the doom merchants and goes in search of hope. She finds it. If you notice your anxiety levels creeping up when absorbing the news, if your small steps for positive change seem meaningless, or if you just want a book to make you laugh then do pick this up. Wax’s hands-on approach to seeking out information makes her a vivid guide to the good news being made each day in community, business, the environment, and restores a sense of balance and possibility that is sadly lacking in our major sources of news. It’s full of great stories, good ideas, helpful resources, and writing to make you laugh out loud.

‘The Art of Falling’ by Danielle McLaughlin (Hardback £16.99) I loved this beautifully written story of Nessa McCormack’s life and loves. The curator of an art gallery in Cork city, Nessa is organising an exhibition of works of the late sculptor Robert Locke. He is her favourite artist and the subject of her art history degree thesis from decades earlier. The McCormacks are trying to hold their marriage together following her husband Philip’s infidelity. This is jeopardised by the arrival of a friend from their past and a strange woman connected to Locke. They will have to find out if they can overcome the issues resurrected by these events.

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THE LEATHERHEAD & DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

THE STORY OF THE GRANGE The Grange Centre in Bookham provides homes, skills, social opportunities and care for some 130 adults with learning disabilities. The site in Rectory Lane pre-dates 1600 and was the subject of a fascinating online lecture by local historian Vivien White to the Leatherhead & District Local History in March. She showed how the original building Grange house 1910 was a yeoman’s house, was then used as cottages for farm labourers, was transformed into a gentleman’s residence in the 19th century, and was sold to the School of Stitchery and Lace, forerunner of the present charity, in the 20th. The 500 years of its history are filled with human interest stories and Vivien hopes to complete a book on The Grange later this year, if archives open to allow her to complete the research. In the meantime, Eloise Appleby, today’s chief executive officer of The Grange, is currently training hard for a sponsored 95Eloise training with The Grange Scottish Walking Team 2019 mile walk in Scotland in late June to raise funds for the charity. It was hit hard by the Covid-19 restrictions and she will be walking the West Highland Way. Vivien’s 45-minute talk explained why The Grange has always technically been in Great Bookham although situated right on the boundary with the neighbouring parish of Little Bookham. She used historical maps to show that while jutting into Little Bookham, it was probably built on that spot to be close to the strips of 34 Ashtead&LeatherheadLocal - MAY 2021

land in common fields overlooked by and belonging to the original owner. One early owner was Henry Collins, a rector of Little Bookham church half a mile away. He was the son of a mercer from Kingston-upon-Thames and probably the first rector of the church with a university degree, bought with a legacy from his father. He died in an epidemic leaving a wife and young family. After the children grew up, the property was sold to a local yeoman.

Bird family Group at The Grange June 1908

It was occupied by farm labourers until the late 18th century when a rich London gentleman, Henry Seawell, who was already renting a house nearby, bought it together with the land. His great-grandson developed the building into a substantial residence and gave it the name The Grange. This he sold to a wealthy London solicitor, Arthur Bird, at the end of the 19th century and Bird extended the house. He also bought other property in Bookham and even had the route of Rectory Lane moved in order to give The Grange a lawn in front of it and a grand entrance. The School of Stitchery and Lace, established to give employment to nurses injured in the First World War, moved there in 1938. The name changed in the 1970s and it became a registered care home in the 1980s, encouraging disabled adults to live more independent and fulfilling lives. Please support Eloise’s sponsored walk via https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com.


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Spring is a time where we see many injuries and re-occurrences of old injuries in our clinic due to that sudden urge to get out in the garden, to play that first round of golf or start a new exercise regime (this will be especially pertinent this year as lockdown gradually lifts)

So when the Spring time comes; 1. Be mindful about yourself and your posture. 2. Change your activity often (weed for 15 minutes, mow the lawn for 15 mins, dig for 15 mins) and then rest for 15 minutes. Gather your thoughts, gather your aches and pains and re-assess. 3. A simple warm up to raise your body temperature (walking is fine). 4. Drink plenty of water. 5. Ice any known areas of concern and any stretches you may know or have been taught in the past for your condition afterwards (like knee hugs, or the pelvic bridge exercises).

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Bookham Wine Club A virtual journey through the Rhone Valley with wine expert Heather Dougherty

Zoom played its part again in April when club members joined Heather Dougherty on a virtual tour of the delightful Rhone Valley and its vineyards. Heather, a leading wine expert, journalist and educator is always happiest exploring the classic wines of France, and as one of only three Certified Rhone Educators in the UK, she was the perfect host to lead us. Our journey was rich in detail, as Heather described the Valley’s demanding terrain, and how the vineyards (probably the oldest in France) produce a range of grape varieties that are planted and carefully managed across the Northern and Southern areas of the Rhone Valley. The diversity of the wine-growing areas, due to the complex soils and variations of the Mediterranean climate, give the Rhone Valley wines their unique character. Mostly reds, the wines of the Rhone are

divided into three colours. In the north, robust but fine reds and aromatic whites. In the south, more fullbodied reds, expressive whites and round and fruity rosés. Sweet wines complete this large range. Before our meeting, members were provided with a ‘shopping list’ of wines to purchase and taste during the presentation - and this worked well for members with an extensive range of wines at prices to suit all pockets! As we progress towards the summer, and in line with Government regulations, the Wine Club are planning a series of small outdoor meetings with interesting wines to taste; so if you would like details of these, or info on any aspect of Wine Club activities, please email membership@bookhamwineclub.org.uk or visit our website: www.bookhamwineclub.org.uk.

LEATHERHEAD

WEDNESDAY 12 MAY 2021 AT 7.30PM May 2021 commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte. We are delighted to be marking this occasion with a talk on Zoom by Carole Petipher entitled:

‘The Collections of Napoleon and Josephine at the Chateau de Malmaison’ What was it that made Napoleon and Josephine one of the most followed couples in history? These questions can be answered giving a true insight into their characters by exploring the collections at the Chateau de Malmaison. The Estate, which was bought by the couple as their private retreat, away from the Pomp and Ceremony of the Official Residences, was made into a National Museum in 1905 amassing a huge collection of their possessions. Paintings, personal objects, complete room layouts, and some magnificent pieces of porcelain are just some of the things on display. Guests are welcome - if you would like to attend this talk, please contact Huw by email on theartssocietyleatherhead@gmail.com

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ASHTEAD

For details of our programme, visit: www.tas-ashtead.org.uk. We welcome visitors, who, for a fee of £5, can join an online talk by sending a request by email to tas.ashtead@gmail.com.

So far so good with the “Roadmap to Normality”. We are a thriving society with a membership of 280, providing stimulating artsrelated talks, visits to places of interest, cultural tours and special events. Normally our talks have taken place on the 3rd Tuesday morning of each month at the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, and we are looking forward to the time when that can be resumed. Throughout the three lockdowns we have been keeping in touch with our members through regular newsletters, by email or handdelivery for those without that facility. Since last July, using the Zoom app, we have been screening monthly online talks, as well as providing access to some “virtual tours” of places of interest. These were enjoyed by many of our members on-screen in the comfort of their own homes. On the 18th May we will be holding our Annual General Meeting online via Zoom, to be followed by our talk entitled

“Passionate Potters: from de Morgan to Leach”. Because of the AGM, this meeting will regrettably not be open to visitors.

Our talk on 15th June will be open to visitors, and it will be:

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Getting Advice We are following UK Government advice and have suspended our face to face services until further notice. This includes all our local outreach services. You can get advice from us on line or by phone

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Come out of lockdown and get fit with us on the bowling green!

Need a new activity? Come and join us at Leatherhead Bowling Club. We are hosting welcome sessions at the club for new and experienced players at these times: Friday 28th May 6—8 pm Saturday 29th May 10am - 4pm Sunday 30th May 10am—4pm We have some of the best facilities in Surrey! Brand new clubhouse with bar and kitchen. Excellent professionally maintained green for the summer and short mat bowling indoors in the winter. Come along to one of our welcome sessions and see for yourself what we have to offer and if bowling with us is something you would enjoy.

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LEATHERHEAD & DISTRICT COUNTRYSIDE PROTECTION SOCIETY

Eastwick Park Ornamental Dairy

Built in 1806, the dairy stood close to Eastwick Park manor house in Great Bookham (demolished 1958). The larger building is the dairy where cream and butter were produced, whilst the smaller one is the scalding house, which provided the heat needed as part of the cheese-making process. The buildings were situated in a dell in order to gather heavier, colder air around the dairy. Turville Kille (18981997) described how as a boy before the First World War he would ‘go down steps into the dairy where on a hot summer`s day the difference of temperature was unbelievable. The right hand side of the room was tiled with blue and white tiles and there was also a solid angular slab on which stood bowls of cream, jugs of milk and joints of meat for the Manor House’. After the First World War and the breaking up of the estate, dairy farming ceased and the dairy became redundant. By 1976 it was dilapidated and placed on the English Heritage list of buildings at risk, then Listed Grade II in 1990. Readers may recall seeing the decaying dairy in the garden of a bungalow near the junction of Eastwick Road with Lower Road, Great Bookham. Further deterioration occurred until the Leatherhead & District Countryside Protection 44 Ashtead&LeatherheadLocal - MAY 2021

Society appointed conservation architects to develop a scheme for restoring the buildings. It was agreed in 2011 that the owners of the property within whose garden the dairy had survived would donate it to the Weald and Downland Living Museum. The Society then made a significant grant towards the cost of its dismantling and transport to the Museum, where it has now been skilfully conserved and rebuilt as it would have been when new. Founded in 1929, the Leatherhead & District Countryside Protection Society exists to, among many other things, champion ‘meritorious buildings’. It has been very pleased therefore to learn that the Surrey Industrial History Group has awarded the Weald and Downland Living Museum its 2021 Conservation Award for the expert restoration of the dairy. Further information about the dairy and its conservation may be found by searching the Museum’s website: www.wealddown.co.uk Surrey Industrial History Group: www.sihg.org.uk Michael Herbert Leatherhead & District Countryside Protection Society

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WHAT’S ON

Ashtead WIng meet on the second Monday of the month from 8pm to 10pm Currently meeting virtually Ashtead WIng are a friendly & inclusive WI group looking forward to meeting up in person again soon. With an extensive & interesting programme of speakers & meetings, plus interest groups for all tastes, new members & guests are always welcome. See our website for more info or send an email to address below. Join us in May when Sarah Slater of Hampton Court Palace will tell us about the stories and sightings of the ghosts reported on over the last few hundred years. Next meeting 10th May 2021

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ASHTEAD WI Ashtead WI are a friendly and welcoming group who meet on the first Wednesday evening of the month. Join us for fun and laughter and to make new friends doing something you enjoy like walking, garden visits, crafts or join a book club. We usually meet at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall however, for now, we are holding our meetings via Zoom. Our next Zoom is on Wednesday 5th May at 7.30pm and our speaker, David Rose, will be talking about ‘A Shopping Basket Full of Nostalgia’ To find out more about joining us you can visit the Ashtead WI website or email us at ashsteadwi@gmail.com

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WHAT’S ON

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leatherhead & District Could Leatherhead U3A Be For You? There have been many troubling events to digest over the past year, but some good has also emerged from Covid’s dark shadow. A particular bright spot has been embracing the digital technology available to keep our clubs and societies operating. Leatherhead U3A has been no exception. We’ve been using Zoom for many months to keep our regular monthly meetings going. We’ve had some fascinating speakers recently telling us about Gilbert & Sullivan, Victorian Leisure and revisiting a 1960s Greyhound Bus Tour of the USA. We’ve also introduced Zoom Coffee Mornings and Afternoon Teas to give our members more opportunities to meet up and have a chat with

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The Probus Club of Ashtead Although still not able to meet at our venue, Ashtead Probus thrives via Zoom. We have had some great talks from expert speakers, starting the year with a detailed look at Alan Turing, widely regarded as the father of modern computing. Next came a chilling insight into why Vladimir Putin behaves as he does, and whether he might change. March heralded a lighter note, a comedy quiz hosted by TV sketch writer Bob Sinfield on the life and times of Bob Monkhouse. April was nostalgia month with a look at the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and this month we’ll hear about the work of Customs Officers. In June our subject is Impressionist Paintings. Retired professional and business men looking for a diversion from their routine should contact our Secretary Stephen Bridges on 07806 791774 or stephen@bridges. co.uk. For other details visit our website, www.ashteadprobus.com. 46 Ashtead&LeatherheadLocal - MAY 2021


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Leatherhead Concert & Arts Society Free online concerts are planned weekly throughout May & June. We hope to go live again at Leatherhead Methodist Church from July 1st. 6 May: Buck Brass Trio (recorded as live). 13 May: String Quartets. 20 May: Stravinsky. 27 May: Organ. 3 June: Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade, accordion (recorded as live). 10 June: Guitar. 17 June: unusual instruments. 24 June: Summer Festival.

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The local RSPB group for Bookham, is a friendly group that provides members with a range of bird watching walks and relevant talks. We are all looking forward to the restrictions being lifted, but we have continued through the lockdown with a series of really interesting talks via Zoom and occasional 1 to 1 socially distanced walks. Over the last few months we have got together for occasional “coffee mornings” on Zoom and had talks on Ospreys in Cumbria; a French nature reserve in La Brenne; an introduction to bird watching session and a talk about visits to Estonia and Madagascar; all supported with some 48 Ashtead&LeatherheadLocal - MAY 2021

wonderful photographs. Our full programme will be published soon in our Newsletter (published three times a year) and is made available on our website (search on Dorking and District RSPB local group) or on Facebook (RSPB DORKING). For the Spring we plan: • A weekend Walk to Westcott in May • Mid-week walks in May to Knepp Estate, Thursley and RSPB Pullborough. • More monthly Zoom talks on a range of topics. If you would like more info do please contact me via email glenn.carmic@btconnect.com. Glenn Carmichael - Weekend Walks Leader


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Surrey Libraries are also hosting some online events, join us for: • Pebbles Rhymetime on Mondays at 10.30am  • Crafts for Children on Tuesdays at 4.30pm  Please keep an eye on our web-site for the latest news and information. • Storytime on Wednesday at 10.30am  • Origami Club on alternate Saturdays at 10.30am  Look out for more games and activities during lockdown. Follow • Lego Club on alternate Saturdays at 10.30am  To see a full list of library opening hours visit surreycc.gov.uk/libraries

us on Twitter @AshteadLibrary and on Facebook – search for ‘Ashtead Library’.  

All events can be accessed through the libraries facebook pg,

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