We hope that you can join us for the 2019 Spring talks:
Saturday 23rd February
Gleanings from the Estate Records, and the stories they tell
The north west of Chaldon parish (Tollsworth and Chaldon Court farms) has been owned by the Jolliffe family / Lord Hylton since 1788, and for a long period of time they owned much more of the parish. Looking first at what we can learn from the Sales Particulars of 1788, then using material from the accounts books of the Hylton / Merstham Estates held in the Somerset Archives, to tell stories of housing, sanitation, farming and woodland management in Chaldon in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Presented by Madeline Hutchins
Saturday 30th March
Water in Chaldon: springs, water carts, ponds and pipes.
Looking at the history of water provision in the village and the historical development of the local water company.
Presented by Liz Bonsall.
Both in Chaldon Village Hall, Rook Lane, Chaldon
2pm to 4pm
£5 entry on the door.
Teas and cakes after the talk with the donations bowl out.
All proceeds to the Friends of Chaldon Church, for the upkeep and repair of the historic church building.