Window on The World Talk: The History of Newlands Corner – T270 (Face to Face and Online)
13 October 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm BST
From nothing more than an ancient trackway with a Neolithic tumulus, railways turned the quiet hilltop of Newlands Corner, with its remarkable views, into a desirable place to live. Subsequently, motor cars turned it into an even bigger attraction for visitors.
The extraordinary tale of Fairyland, droves of 500 Welsh cattle, a hospital, soil buildings, army, airshows, Stracheys, Agatha Christie, Clough Williams-Ellis, evacuees, Kindertransport and two petrol stations is told in this highly-illustrated talk.
Trevor Brook lived in the Surrey Hills for forty years working as a film and broadcast design engineer and running radio stations. His interest in collecting images and recording memories of local people led to a website covering several hundred topics for Albury History Society – alburyhistory.org.uk
Please note: Due to easing of social distancing measures, face to face talks currently have a capacity of 45 attendees. This is set at 65% of full capacity to ensure safety for our users. We will endeavour to increase this number to full capacity in due course.
This talk will be delivered face to face and online (via Zoom) simultaneously. Please ensure that you select the correct ticket type when making your booking.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.