A list of local history talks and events

The following might be of interest:

Battersea Society
Battersea Society holds regular meetings on local issues at St Mary’s Parish Church, Battersea Church Road SW11 3EN. For details visit the website: http://www.batterseasociety.org.uk/

Clapham Society
No Meetings in July and August but there will be a series of walks around the area, beginning on Wednesday 25th July ‘Historic Clapham’ Leaving Clapham Common Underground Station at 6.30 pm.

Meetings are held at Clapham’s new arts centre, Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0QW. The bar opens from 7 pm and meetings commence at 8 pm.             Non-members most welcome. For further details: http://www.claphamsociety.com

Southwark and Lambeth Archaeological Society
Meetings resume in the autumn
All lectures are held at The Housing Co-op Hall, 106 The Cut, at 7.30 pm. The hall is almost opposite the Old Vic Theatre, a short distance from Waterloo Station. Visitors are welcome, but are asked to make £1 donation. Enquiries by telephone 020 8764 8314 .


Wandsworth Heritage Service
Historic images of the Borough can be seen on the website:  http://boroughphotos.org/wandsworth/

Wandsworth Historical Society
Monthly Meeting Friday 28th September 8pm ‘Henry Mayhew: pioneering Victorian Social Explorer’ by Chris Anderson
A talk on about the social researcher, advocate of social reform, and co-founder and joint-editor of the magazine Punch in 1841.
At the Friends’ Meeting House in Wandsworth High Street, opposite the Town Hall. Everyone welcome.

Special event
‘Thomas Cromwell’
Thursday 11th October, 7.30 pm at St Mary’s Church, Putney (next to Putney Bridge):
Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, well-known from television programmes on Tudor history and the history of Christianity, will give a talk on Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief minister, to mark the publication of what is likely to become the definitive biography. The talk will be given in the place where Cromwell, the architect of the break with the Church of Rome, received his religious education.
Free entry; no need to book.

Visit their website at http://www.wandsworthhistory.org.uk/talks.htm

Wandsworth U3A
Wandsworth U3A organizes talks and events aimed at retired and semi-retired people looking to learn something new or develop old interests. A varied programme of meetings on all sorts of topics are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 2 pm at The Penfold Centre, Neville Gill Close, by Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth SW18.
To find out more call 020 8785 0949 or visit the website: wandsworthu3a.org.uk or email mailto:wandsworthu3a@hotmail.com

Wandsworth Prison Museum
This museum telling the fascinating story of Wandsworth Prison has re-opened, housed in a brand-new building. It is open for visitors by appointment.
Please email: wandsworthprisonmuseum@hmps.gsi.gov.uk to arrange visits.

Museum of Richmond

NEW Exhibition:   ‘ Richmond’s Prehistory’ 5th May – 13th October

Monday 13th August to Friday 17th August, 9.30am to 4:30pm
Five days of activities exploring the Museum’s Archaeology exhibition and taking a closer look at arts and craft in Britain before the Norman conquest..
For students age 11 and above—£150 per student (plus booking fees). All materials included, but please bring your own lunch
There is always a very varied programme of events at the Museum of Richmond – movies, talks, walks and evening events, including activities for children, which can be found on the museum’s website – especially for half-term and school holidays.
For children’s and family workshops visit the website
Some events get booked up very quickly, so visit the website for further details. Booking for some events is essential.
Further details of events and booking from the Museum. Please contact:
Museum of Richmond, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1TP. Tel: 020 8332 1141 or email info@museumofrichmond.com.,  or for bookings learning@museumofrichmond.com, or go to the website  http://www.museumofrichmond.com

Fulham Palace Young Archaeologists Club
One Saturday a month, usually 10.30am-12.15pm during term-time – Booking early advisable
15th September – Neolithic Houses
13th October – Possessions of the Dead
17th November – The Hidden Palace

This club for 8-16 year-olds explores the fascinating world of archaeology through practical hands-on sessions with real archaeologists.
£ 45.50 per child per term), visit the website to book: http://www.fulhampalace.org/events/young-archaeologists-club/   contact our Learning Department on 020 7751 2432 or email mailto:education@fulhampalace.org mailto:education@fulhampalace.org
The Club is affiliated to the Council of British Archaeology YAC scheme. Further details, dates and a list of topics are sent to all those on my WHS Update mailing list.

Fulham Palace
Fulham Palace now produces a regular electronic newsletter of events – to receive a copy contact admin@fulhampalace.org mailto:admin@fulhampalace.org
Fulham Palace Historical Tours  on various days each month, for dates and times, visit the website
£6 per person, no booking necessary. Meet at the Museum.
Fulham Palace Museum is open: Winter Sundays 12- 4 pm, Monday – Thursday 12.30-3.30 pm; Summer Sundays 12-5 pm, Monday-Thursday 12.30-4.30 pm
For more information visit http://www.fulhampalace.org or ring 020 7736 3233.

Museum of Wimbledon
The Museum covers the history and natural history of Wimbledon, from geological beginnings to the present day.
The Collections can be researched by appointment outside public opening hours. Please contact collections@wimbledonmuseum.org.uk mailto:collections@wimbledonmuseum.org.uk
Opening Times: Saturdays and Sundays 2.30-5.00 pm
The Museum of Wimbledon is at 22 Ridgeway, London SW19 4QN, telephone 020 8296 9914
http://www.wimbledonmuseum.org.uk/ Admission FREE

Eel Pie Island Museum
Now open! 1-3 Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 3AB. Thurs-Sun 12.00-6.00pm (last admission 5.30pm) – do come and see us! Celebrating all that has made this little island so famous – from its unique working boatyards to the part the Eel Pie Island Hotel played in the British Blues in the 1960s, Rock Stars, Trevor Baylis and more about this area of Twickenham.
£3 single visit admission (under 16s free) £5 unlimited visit Annual “Passport”.

Honeywood Museum, Carshalton
The Honeywood Museum is located in a Grade II listed building by Carshalton Ponds
Honeywood Walk, Carshalton, SM5 3NX
Tel: 020 8770 4297 email: honeywoodmuseum@sutton.gov.uk mailto:honeywoodmuseum@sutton.gov.uk
Open Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm
Honeywood’s Tea Room is now open. Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm.
Monthly sessions for tiny tots too. Visit the website for further details: www.friendsofhoneywood.co.uk


Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
The Museum of Brands is in W11 near Notting Hill Gate
Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising, 111-117 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QT. http://www.museumofbrands.com/