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David Preston

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1. Invitation and Details.

The Dalton Genealogical Society extends an invitation to all DGS members and their families to attend the 2010 Gathering of the Society in Reigate, Surrey, England from Friday 30th July to Monday 2nd August. All will be welcome, and the theme of the weekend will be the origins and the history of English Dalton families and particularly those originating from Surrey. Coupled with this we will review the work of the Society over the past forty years and look ahead to the future.

The weekend will include the opportunity to visit a number of interesting places local to Reigate, some with Dalton connections, together with talks about Dalton family history and, of course, the opportunity to meet and chat with fellow members. The special celebratory DGS 40th Anniversary Dinner will take place on the Saturday evening.

Full details of the programme for the weekend, costs and booking arrangements will be found below. If you require any further information or have any queries, please contact Michael Neale Dalton (DGS Chairman and 2010 Gathering Coordinator - email:, who will be pleased to assist.

A note about travel arrangements

If you are travelling to England from overseas and are able to fly in to London Gatwick, this is the most convenient airport for Reigate, being about twenty minutes drive away. Alternatively from London Heathrow it is about an hour’s drive.

Reigate is an old market town sitting at the foot of the North Downs. It is about 20 miles south of the centre of London, which can be reached by rail from nearby Redhill station in about half an hour.

It is anticipated that delegates from overseas will want to combine their stay in Surrey with visits to other parts of the UK. There are many options – you can hire a car and explore at your leisure; you can travel by rail between the major cities; or you can take one of the many organised coach tours around the country. It all depends on what you want to see and perhaps whether or not you are a first time visitor to England.

If you need any advice, guidance or assistance with your travel plans, please contact Michael and he will do his best to help you.

A note about the venues

The venue for the Gathering events on Saturday 31st July is the Surrey National Golf Club at Chaldon, Surrey. The club is beautifully situated on the North Downs and the modern clubhouse has excellent conference and dining facilities. Further details can be found at

The recommended hotel for your accommodation is the Reigate Manor Hotel, situated between Reigate town centre and Junction 8 of the M25 motorway and very close to the Chairman’s home. Further details will be found at

The Surrey National Golf Club is about 15 minutes drive away from Reigate.


2. Programme.

Annual Gathering for 2010
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary
of the founding of the Society
Friday 30th July to Monday 2nd August 2010
Reigate, Surrey, England

Friday 30th July 2010

from 12 noon   
Check in at either the Reigate Manor Hotel or alternative local B&B accommodation, Light lunches can be taken at the Reigate Manor Hotel.
Visit a place of local interest. Suggestions will be made.

Informal reception and supper at the home of Michael Dalton (Chairman) and his wife Kate.
Saturday 31st July 2010

The programme will commence with the DGS Annual General Meeting. This will be followed by talks about Dalton family history and the work of the Society. It will take place at the Surrey National Golf Club.

Buffet lunch.

Visits to local places of interest are being arranged.

The special celebratory DGS 40th Anniversary Dinner at the Surrey National Golf Club followed by entertainment.
Sunday 1st August 2010

A tour of places associated with Dalton family history is being arranged. This will include a lunch stop and transport will be provided.

A buffet supper is being arranged at a local venue.

Monday 2nd August 2010

The conclusion of the DGS Gathering. Check out from your accommodation. Arrangements can be made for those who wish to stay over.


For more information and for registration information, please go to

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