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) began on July 20th 1945, and are now held on Monday evenings at Kingswood Village Hall.

Please note that due to Corona virus, plans for 2020/21 are under review, but please see below programme and information for 2019/20 as an example of what we do. 

The membership totals just over 90. The 2019/20 annual subscription is £18. Visitors are always very welcome. The visitor’s fee is £5.

Please click to view the Thirteen-Society-Programme-2019-2020

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 and distributed in early September

For further information please contact Roger Furmston.