What's On

Browse our calendar to find something to spark your imagination.

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Window on The World Talk: The History of Newlands Corner – T270 (Face to Face and Online)

back to full listing

13 October 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm BST

Go to all Talks


Date: 13 October 2021
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Reference Code:
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


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.


Geologists Association Motor excursion in Surrey June 6th 1914 At Newlands Corner

Geologists Association Motor excursion in Surrey June 6th 1914 at Newlands Corner


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available
or call

01483 562142

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm


V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.

Gift Memberships

The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.

Join the Guildford Institute

Join 500 local people and become a Member of The Guildford Institute. Membership saves you money and is extremely affordable. Enjoy benefits including discounts on courses, events and in the restaurant, alongside exclusive borrowing rights in our Library and access to member-only events.