The Thirteen Society

During the Second World War a friendly spirit pervaded the people of Kingswood and Tadworth. Most were members of one Defence Service or another and the comradeship which resulted, it was felt, should be preserved when peace returned. A few enthusiasts got together to see what could be done with this end in view.

It was members of the 13th Platoon of the Home Guard who first proposed the idea of a society and so it was agreed that it should be called The Thirteen Society.

Meetings were arranged, rules drawn up and our regular monthly talks (October to March) started and are now held at Kingswood Village Hall.

The membership totals just over 90. The annual subscription is £16. Visitors are welcome. The visitor’s fee is £5.

Please click to view the Thirteen-Society-Programme-2018-2019

The timing of the meetings is approximately as follows:

  • 8.00 pm – Talk
  • 8.45 pm – Coffee
  • 9.05 pm – Talk continues and questions
  • 9.30 pm to 9.45 pm – Finish

A short Annual General Meeting is held before the March talk.

We also hold a lunch for members and guests in late February/early March. This has been held at Walton Heath Golf Club for the last few years and has been very well attended.

Event programmes (October to March) are published each July.

For further information please contact Roger Furmston.