Balcombe History Society

2023 Programme

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Membership 2023

Membership is open to all.

The annual subscription is now £10 per person for the talks, to include the current entrance fee. For regular attenders, this represents an actual overall reduction, and it will dispense with the need to produce £1 at the door. The visitors fee will be £5, payable at the door. These fees will apply from 2023, commencing on 15th March with our initial talk.

Annual fees will be collected on the 15th of March. New members can join and pay their subscriptions by attending any of our events.

About Us

An inaugural meeting took place on Tuesday 14th October 2008 and was attended by 80 residents. Votes were cast for Chair, Vice Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer and other officials. Several short talks outlined future activities and were enthusiastically received. A collection of maps and other historical documents were perused during the tea break. During the meeting, several residents shared some of their interesting personal research into the village. At the conclusion of the meeting, it was announced that there were already more than 60 members signed up.


The objectives of the Society shall be:

  • to stimulate interest in the history of Balcombe and the surrounding area
  • to encourage the identification and preservation of buildings, artefacts, written material, photographs and pictures that are of local historical interest
  • to conduct research projects, arrange meetings, talks and other activities that contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the area’s past

VE75 Day – A Film by Tony Perkins

Tony takes us back to VE Day itself, a day very few of us will be old enough to remember, and the years immediately afterwards.