A list of local history talks and events
The following might be of interest:
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/
Monday 22nd January ‘Secret Underground London’ a comprehensive photographic record of a hidden world beneath the capital, by Nick Catford
Monday 26th February ‘Shackleton’s Heart – not his best bit?’ – Shackleton’s health and his expedition, by Dr Ian Calder
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
Tuesday 9th January ‘Timber and Taxes – Excavations at Sugar Quay in the Heart of London’s Port’ by Sadie Watson
Tuesday 13th February ‘ Recent Excavations in Southwark’ by Gill King
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 .
Monday 15th January ‘London’s Air Ambulance’
Monday 5th February ‘Conserving London’s Waterway Heritage’ by Phil Emery
All meetings at “Woodlawns” 16 Leigham Court Road SW16 2JP at 8 pm, unless otherwise stated.
Tooting History Group
See separate post
Wandsworth Heritage Service
Monthly Meeting, The Nick Fuentes Memorial Lecture 2018: Friday 26th January at 8pm
‘A sarcophagus and a Roman Road in Southwark: Excavation at 25-29 Harper Road’ by Ireneo Grosso, PCA.
This talk will be one of the very first opportunities to hear in detail about the amazing and unusual find of a late Roman burial in a stone sarcophagus, excavated in Southwark last summer – one of only 3 ever found in London in their original position.
The archaeologists were investigating a major find of a Roman road, itself an important find, when the sarcophagus was discovered. It was then taken to the Museum of London to be opened and investigated.
We meet at the Friends’ Meeting House in Wandsworth High Street, opposite the Town Hall. Everyone welcome.
Historic images of the Borough can be seen on the website: http://boroughphotos.org/wandsworth/
For details of all forthcoming events, see the Wandsworth Society’s Events Programme at http://www.wandsworthsociety.org.uk
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com to arrange visits.
Museum of Richmond
Current Exhibition: Poverty 23rd September 2017 – 23rd April 2018
An exhibition looking at poverty in Richmond from 1600-1948. FREE
Book now for Half-term craft Activities
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.
The Museum of Richmond is also running a WWI Blog – to find out more, visit their website. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org., or for bookings email@example.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
Saturday 20th January ‘Grain Pits and Iron Age Grub’
Saturday 20th February ‘Behind the Scenes at the Museum of London’ – a visit to the London Archaeological Archives
Saturday 17th March ‘Making Westminster Floor Tiles’
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:firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com
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 now produces a regular electronic newsletter of events – to receive a copy contact firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com
Exhibition ‘Fulham Palace Through Postcards’ October 2017- 15th April 2018 FREE
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.
Saturday 21st January ‘Hands-on Archaeology’ – this month’s theme is the pottery from Fulham Pottery
Free, no booking required. Suitable for adults and children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Taking place at Fulham Palace.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com
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
Surrey History Centre
‘Hearts and Minds, The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won The Vote’ with Jane Robinson
Saturday 24th March, 11am – 12.30pm, Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND.
This event has been generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. More details & to book > https://surreycc.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=71ccef66564bb335690b95f55&id=98b5a52b9e&e=e69a84a50e
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
The Museum of Brands in W11near Notting Hill Gate has a free talk (with paid admission) in January:
The Museum’s Learning Team tells the fascinating story of the Museum on Sunday 28 January. Find out who started it and how we got to where we are today. The morning talk starts at 12.30pm and the afternoon talk at 2pm and includes Q&A. No need to pre-book, just drop in. The talk is free with paid admission
Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising, 111-117 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QT. http://www.museumofbrands.com/
London & Middlesex Archaeological Society: 2018 Conference: 10th March 2018, Museum of London
Morning session: Recent Work in London, and Afternoon session: The Bloomberg Site – the results of the major excavations at the site of the Mithras Temple and Roman settlement by the Walbrook
Tickets http://www.lamas.org.uk/conferences/archaeology-conference/archaeology-conference-2018.html on sale now, directly from the website: http://www.lamas.org.uk/conferences
West London Local History Conference – 24th March 2018 –
The Impact of the 1914-18 War on West London