Reigate Family History Group

We meet 5 times a year, commencing in March, at St Mark's Hall, Alma Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0DA, at 8.00pm. (no meeting in January)


You may pay an entry fee of £3.00 per person on the door for any meeting, or an annual subscription for five meetings at a reduced rate.


Volunteers from the group meet at Redhill Lilbrary on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month between 2-4 pm, Volunteers also meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month between 4.30pm-6.30pm.


St Marks Church, Reigate

Redhill Library






Thursday 15th March 2018

Alan Mortlock ‘The History and People at Gatton Park’


Gatton Park has been home to a variety of people over the years. Since the very beginning the parkland has

undergone a great many physical changes. The owners have been of local importance and the Park has been

associated with numerous interesting events as a result. The most recent change in ownership, in 1948, has

led to a focus of the Park shift from a private home to an educational environment.



Thursday 17th May 2018 (AGM)



Henry Pelham (Group member)


‘The Search for William Donaldson’

The first Surrey police officer to be killed while performing his duty. Donaldson was killed 29 July 1855

following a brawl in the King’s Arms, Haslemere.


Thursday 19th July 2018

Tony and Lizzie Gilkes


‘Quacks, Sawbones and Inventive Surgeons’


A 'costumed' lively talk delivered with a lighthearted and amusing touch. Not to be missed!



Thursday 20th September 2018

Nicholas Owen


‘Surviving more than half a century in the media’


With a career spanning over 30 years, ITV television newsreader and presenter Nicholas Owen gives a talk about his experiences throughout the years.




Thursday 15th November 2018


Imogen Middleton – Surrey History Centre


‘Surrey – Life in the Great War – a County Remembers’


One hundred years ago Surrey was playing its part in the first global war between modern, industrial nations. It was a war which demanded unimagined sacrifices by the county’s people, young and old, rich and poor. How did Surrey answer the call?







Version 1 @ December 2014. Changes to the programme may be made at last minute due to unforseen circumstances and we apologise in advance if this occurs. Please check with Jackie Johnson, please see the contact us page.