Borough Insight

Bourne Hall Museum activities

Kids Club sessions

Hitler’s Vengeance weapons
Saturday 12 October; 1pm - 2.30pm
13 June 1944 was the day the first flying bombs hit London. Known as the 'doodlebugs' or 'buzz bombs' on account of the distinctive sound they made when in flight, 29 of these V1 Flying Bombs fell in the borough during June - October 1944. They killed 13 people and injured 251. destroyed 86 properties, seriously damaged a further 200 and inflicted blast damage on 9,000 more. Find out more about the history and more at this session.

Kids Club sessions cost £5 each per child (includes 1 accompanying adult). Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club is for young people 8+ who love history. For more info visit http://www.epsomandewellhistoryexplorer.org.uk/BourneHallMuseumClub.html

Half term activities:

Halloween arts and crafts

Thursday 31 October; two sessions: 10.30am - 12noon; 1pm - 2.30pm
Hear some grizzly historic stories and have creative fun making Halloween arts and crafts. There are two sessions which are the same. Cost: £8 per child £1 sibling discount.

Guided Halloween walks Pumpkin

Don't miss these popular walks which are open to all ages. Pre-book in advance to avoid disappointment. Cost £5 per person.

Discover the darker side of Ewell

Discover the darker side of Ewell’s history with a guided tour around its historic heart. Hear tales of local folk who won’t stay dead, ghostly coach crashes and discover the story of Joan Butts Ewell’s witch. Are you brave enough to dare to tread where the Resurrection Men once stood whilst you learn about their grisly trade. Experience for yourself what it was like to be imprisoned in Ewell’s 18th century jail- be careful you don’t get left behind.

Wednesday 30 October
Walk 1: 2pm - 3.30pm (suitable for younger children)
Walk 2: 7.30pm - 9pm

Thursday 31 October
Walk 1: 5pm - 6.30pm (suitable for younger children)
Walk 2: 7.30pm - 9pm

Friday 1 November; 7.30pm - 9pm

Epsom Ghost trail

Tuesday 29 October; 2pm - 3.30pm

Meet at Guitar Guitar, 6 Church Street, Epsom KT17 4NY. A walk around the town including Church Street, Ashley Road, South Street and ending in the Market Place to discover tales of Epsom’s ghosts from the 1770's until the 1940's. Hunted pubs, wicked lords, highwaymen, ghostly pupils that did not go home, ghostly music and a little known ending to the Epsom Riot. Uncover the secrets of some of the towns best known buildings from the Cedars, the Clock Tower and the Assembly Rooms, discover why some of their former occupants may still be there! Walk will finish in the Market Place.

To reserve your space for Kids Club session and to book your place for the guided Halloween walks or for further information please contact David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel: 020 8394 1734. Email: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk Visit What's On at: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

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