What's on

Garden of Remembrance - Now open

More information about Remembrance Events in Epsom and Ewell can be found in the latest edition of e-Borough Insight

The South African War (or Boer War)

Saturday 11 December, 1pm to 2.30pm

The South African War, or Boer War, was fought from 1899 to 1902 between Britain and the two Boer, or Afrikaner, republics.

Although it was the largest and most costly war in which Britain engaged between the Napoleonic wars and The Frist World War (spending more than £200 million), it was fought between wholly unequal foes. The total British military strength reached nearly 500,000 men, whereas the Boers could muster no more than about 88,000. The British were fighting in a hostile country over difficult terrain, with long lines of communications, while the Boers, mainly on the defensive, were able to use modern rifle fire to good effect at a time when attacking forces had no means of overcoming it.

The British were defeated in a number of major engagements and the key towns of Ladysmith (shown above) and Mafeking, were scouting began, where besieged.

Hear about the war and see the weapons used.

Cost £5 per child with limited space. Please book in advance by emailing dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Ancient Greek Civilisation 

Saturday 8 January, 1pm to 2.30pm

Hear legends and cultures of the ancient Greek world, from the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations to the Classical eras. Take in the Persian wars on the way, along with the empire of Alexander the Great. There will be many objects and weapons to see with armour to illustrate the talk.

Also you can discover the new theory as to what the Trojan horse actually was!

Cost £5 per child. Further information is available from David Brooks dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Foyer Exhibitions

  • 16 Nov to 27 Nov - Nonsuch Craft Fair

    The Nonsuch Craft Group Annual Fair at Bourne Hall is on for 2 weeks from 16th to 27th November 2021. A wide selection of locally hand crafted items will be on sale including: pottery, wood turning, jewellery, knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, glassware, soft toys, jams and greetings cards. Perfect for unique Christmas gifts, open 9am to 5pm. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

  • 30 Nov to 04 Dec - Fight Against Blindness
  • 30 Nov to 11 Dec - Croydon Art Society
  • 14 Dec to 18 Dec - Epsom & Ewell Art Group

Events for 2022

  • 12 February - A Tudor Pharmacy
  • 9 April - The Normans
  • 7 May - 100 Anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun.

Senior moments

‘Senior Moments’ a friendship club for older folks in the borough. Come along to our monthly meetings at Bourne Hall for fun activities, friendship and refreshments. Enjoy a range of activities and interesting talks. A short talk on the Christian message will be included. Last Tuesday of the month form 2:30pm – 4:00pm.

For more information, visit the website or email info@emmanuelepsom.org