Whitehall is closed.

Future events will be held in Cheam Library, unless shown differently.

Tuesday 20th February 2018 – 7.30 pm – Cheam Library – John Lord Lumley and the Nonsuch Palace Gardens.

Lumley was one of Elizabethan England’s greatest collectors and connoisseurs  who created a remarkable garden at Nonsuch Palace. John Phillips will look at this and other aspects of Lumley’s life.

Tickets are £3.50 (Friends £3.00). Telephone 020 8/770 4297 to book.

Saturday 24th February 2018 – 2 pm – Cheam Library – Discovering the Lumley Chapel,

An illustrated talk on the Lumley Chapel followed by a visit to the Chapel itself led by Andrew Skelton and John Phillips.

Tickets are £4.50 (Friends £4). Telephone 020 8770 4297 to book.

Thursday 8th March 2018 – 3 pm – Cream Tea at the Grumpy Mole

3 pm – time for tea. Join us for tea and cream scones in the Grumpy Mole. Limited places so first come first served. Price £7.95 per person. Booking form available.

Saturday 17th March 2018 – 9.30 am to 3.30 pm – Easter Fair in Cheam Parochial Rooms.

Come rain or shine, visit the Friends’ Easter Fair in Cheam Village. There will be gift and craft stalls and plenty of delicious cakes on sale. When you want a break from browsing the enticing stalls, have a sit down and enjoy the light refreshments on sale.

Easter Saturday 31st March 2018 – 2 pm – Meet outside Cheam Library – A Walk Around Cheam Village,

A circular walk starting outside Cheam Library, looking at the historic remains of the old village and its environs. Led by Andrew Skelton. Stout shoes recommended!

Tickets £3.50 (Friends £3). Telephone 020 8770 4297 to book.

Thursday 12th April 2018 – 10.30-12.30 and 1.30-3.30 – at Whitehall – Whitehall Historic House Volunteers Day.

Whitehall is reopening this June following a major refurbishment, installation of all new exhibitions throughout the house, and an exciting activity programme.

This is a really exciting time to join the brilliant group of volunteers who help us. Step inside the house and talk to us, and find out more about the volunteering here and how you can become involved. (Please note it will not be possible to give tours of the building on this day).

Thursday 12th April 2018 – 2.30 pm – Cheam Library – Michael Gilbert – Illustrated Talk – A _ Z of Croydon.

Michael will lead us through an eclectic mix of people, places and events of Croydon and kits environs, including London’s first International Airport, entertainment, leisure and public services, a workhouse, hospitals and an Academy, one of the most remarkable Elizabethan buildings to survive and two palaces.

Tickets £5 – a booking form is available.

Thursday 10th May 2018 – 2.30 pm – Visit to St Dunstan’s Church

Meet in Cheam Library then Juliet Chapman, Deputy Director of Music at St Dunstan’s and Friend of Whitehall, will guide us round the church. We will then return to Cheam Library for a cup of tea and  biscuits.