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Walton-On-Thames Centre

Hersham Centre for the Community, 7 Queens Road, Hersham, KT12 5LU

Meetings take place in the main hall of the Centre which is situated in Hersham Village opposite to the green. Access is to the rear of the Centre.
Parking is available including designated parking spaces for the disabled; the parking area is accessed directly from Queens Road.
The 458 bus route is adjacent to the Centre with a last bus to Walton/Staines at 9.00pm and one to Kingston at 10.03pm.
Walton on Thames station is less than a mile away.
For the map click here.

Co-ordinator Lesley Cowing

Fourth Tuesday in month
Generally the doors will open at 7.30pm and the meeting will start at 7.50pm.


Date Time Title Speaker
Tue27 Sep7.30 pm for 7.50 pm'Family Photography; Past, Present and Future'Stephen Gill
Tue25 Oct7.30 pm for 7.50 pmGeorgian navy and battle of TrafalgarLes Mitchinson
Tue22 Nov7.30 pm for 7.50 pmA march through timeNick Barratt


Date Time Title Speaker
Tue24 Jan7.30 pm for 7.50 pmSocial Housing HistoryMartin Stilwell
Tue28 Feb7.30 pm for 7.50 pmWalton film studios 1920s to 1940sSimon Brown
Tue28 Mar7.30 pm for 7.50 pmDickens and the RailwaysDavid Turner
Tue25 Apr7.30 pm for 7.50 pmCoram's ChildrenJane King
Tue23 May7.30 pm for 7.50 pmDroughts, Deluges and Dust DevilsIan Currie
Tue27 Jun7.30 pm for 7.50 pmThe Titanic: What happened after the ship sank.Ian Porter

Forthcoming Meetings

September 27 2022

Stephen Gill - 'Family Photography; Past, Present and Future'
What to do with all those family photographs new and old.

October 25

Les Mitchinson - Georgian navy and battle of Trafalgar
A timely look at the Georgian Navy with reference to the Battle of Trafalgar as Trafalgar day is the 21st October.

November 22

Nick Barratt - A march through time
A century by century review of protest and democracy, including the sources in which our ancestors might appear

January 24 2023

Martin Stilwell - Social Housing History
The early history of social housing in Britain

February 28

Simon Brown - Walton film studios 1920s to 1940s
This is the 3rd talk in the series about Walton film studios.

March 28

David Turner - Dickens and the Railways
This talk examines how Dickens felt about the railways, how he described them, and how he was a major voice advocating improved safety.

April 25

Jane King - Coram's Children
The history of the Foundling Hospital

May 23

Ian Currie - Droughts, Deluges and Dust Devils
A look back at 350 years of South East weather.

June 27

Ian Porter - The Titanic: What happened after the ship sank.
Everyone's heard of the story of how the liner sank, but the remainder of the story is just as fascinating. Prepare to be shocked by snobbery, infamy and disregard for human suffering.

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