Ewell History Day


Sat, 16/09/2023 - 10:00 to 17:00


10:00 to 17:00



Contact name: 

David Brooks

Telephone number: 

020 8394 1734

Contact email: 


Bourne Hall Park
Spring Street
KT17 1UF

The Bronze Age marks the first-time people in Britain began to work with metal. Bronze tools and weapons began to replace the older stone versions. Watch as a visiting smithy casts a bronze axe head as it was done some 4000 years ago. Our smithy Dr James Dilly you may recognise from his many appearances on television.      Watch as Iron Age folk throw offerings to their gods into Bourne Hall’s sacred waters to seek their help – perhaps to stop the Roman army’s advance, but this fails and the Romans arrive, the army are building a road from the south coast to what will become London. Up this road they bring a ballista, a giant crossbow, a weapon never seen in Britain before. If you are lucky you may get to see Gladiators fight! Henry VIII has been visiting his new-built palace at Nonsuch and now he enters the villageThis will be you chance to chat and meet him As I said be careful what you say to the king as he will be BEHEADING back to London  Meet some men from the Hampshire Regiment who will describe what it was like at the Battle of Arnhem, with a display of their weapons and tales of how they survived. Watch out for the witch hunter on the lookout for those who deal in the dark arts! He will be searching for Joan Butts, Ewell’s own witch Visit Ewell’s own space ship at Bourne Hall, drop into the library, try children’s activities, and discover the fascinating past of Epsom and Ewell at Bourne Hall Museum. Also see the exhibition on the history of the 3rd Epsom (St Martins) Epsom’s oldest scout troop!The Bourne Hall café will be open for breakfast and be open all day for ice creams, sandwiches, ploughman’s, vegan boxes, kiddies’ boxes, scones, and lots of lovely cakes – along with tea and coffee, soft drinks, and wine. 

Iron Age via Roman