Festival Programme

Wednesday 10th May
Poetry Prize Evening
Thursday 11th May
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Visit
Friday 12th May
Banstead History Research Group
Banstead Scrapbook

Saturday 13th May
Flowers and Butterflies of Park Downs
Saturday 13th May
Red Priest
Sunday 14th May
Choral Evensong at All Saints'

Box Office (from 3rd April 2017)
Banstead Arts Festival Society

Banstead Library, The Horseshoe, Banstead

To reserve tickets (for all BAFS events except the coach trips):
Tel. 01737 350288 or Email to: marionh.bafs@hotmail.co.uk

Tickets for some events may be bought on line as indicated.


Friday 12th May - 7.30pm

Banstead History Research Group and Banstead History Centre present BANSTEAD SCRAPBOOK

Midsomer Murders Country & The Goring Gap Cruise with Banstead Coaches

This year we are presenting a scrapbook of stories from Banstead's past. Like all good scrapbooks, it will be well illustrated and full of interesting facts on how our community has changed and what has made us what we are. We will tell you about how we were governed in the 19th century and what our police force was up to in the same period. We will explain why there are coal posts scattered across our countryside and their purpose.

The Manor of Banstead can be traced back over a thousand years. It was a rich manor with strong royal connections but where was the Manor House? We will go through the scraps of evidence that we have and pinpoint its probable location.

From the ruins of Beechholme School emerged two wooden panels that displayed the names of those who served in the Boer War. Research has revealed interesting stories behind the names.

We will examine what evidence remains of the WW2 defences in the Banstead area. You will be surprised at what was built and what can still be seen. In 1965 the local Women's Institute produced their own scrapbook of what life was like in Banstead in that year. We will show you what was important to them - and lots more.

History brought alive by members of the Banstead History Centre and Banstead History Research Group.

There will be a display of historical material, a bookstall and a raffle.


Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, SM7 3AJ


As above


Tickets £10 [includes tea/coffee/soft drink and biscuits]. They are available from Banstead Library, on the door, or on-line via:  bansteadartsfestival.ticketsource.co.uk

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