South Farnham School
Tuesday 24 May. THE DEVILS PUNCHBOWL.PAST.PRESENT AND FUTURE
Talk given by Matt Cusack, Head Ranger of South West Surrey Hills.
Matt had the idea of a topograph of the Devils Punchbowl landscape and a 3 dimensional topograph was subsequently crafted in bronze by Haslemere sculptor Malcolm Strathers. It gives an intricate snapshot of this unusual valley for the fully sighted and the visually impaired. The Black Down and Hindhead supporters commissioned the topograph to commemorate 100 years of the National Trust at Hindhead.
Tuesday 11 October. UK EDUCATION – A PERSONAL VIEW.
A talk given by Sir Andrew Carter who was Executive Head Teacher of South Farnham School since 1988. The school amalgamated with the Bourne School to become a Primary School in 2011 and later an academy. Sir Andrew Carter ended his 28 years at South Farnham School and is now CEO at the South Farnham Educational Trust.
Friday 18 November. THE LIFE AND ART OF MARIA CALLAS
Michael Hartnall, President of Godalming Operatic Society presented extensive visual and sound material reflecting the fascination Maria Callas still exerts many years after her death.
Friday 20 January. TREES IN FARNHAM
A retired tree man and author Peter Bridgeman gave an expert description on 60 native and exotic trees in Farnham. The native species included English elms, oaks, hornbeams, alders and ashes. The pocket handkerchief tree was also shown as well as the gingko, a species which is thought to predate the dinosaurs. A tree trail devised by Peter has been put together by Peter and Farnham Town Council. The route starts and ends at Gostrey Meadow.
St. Joan’s Centre
Thursday 20 April 2017. WATTS GALLERY – THE ARTISTS VILLAGE.
Jane Turner gave an excellent visual presentation covering the four projects undertaken by George and Mary Watts in Compton: Limnerslease, The Mortuary Chapel, The Compton Pottery and the Watts Gallery. As one of her colleagues said “ Her enthusiasm for the Watts in Compton is infectious”
Saturday 18 June at SHOELANDS the home of Sarah and Clive Webster. Shoelands stands on the parish boundary between Puttenham and Seale villages. The house was first mentioned as a moated manor in 1207. Members were made very welcome and were free to explore the house and garden. The coffee morning raised £106 which was donated to Seale Parish Church
Tuesday 25 April at WATTS GALLERY, COMPTON. Members met in the Old Kiln, and over coffee, tea and biscuits chatted to Jane Turner, who later walked and talked as they made their way on a beautiful day to Limmerslease House, where they learnt about the achievements of Mary Watts.