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
Monday 19th March Lambeth’s Victorian Architecture’ by Edmund Bird

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 13th March ‘ symposium’ – short talks on local history
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 .

Streatham Society
Monday 19th March ‘The John Gent Postcard Collections’ by John Hickman and Carol RobertsAll meetings at “Woodlawns” 16 Leigham Court Road SW16 2JP  at 8 pm, unless otherwise stated.
Contact: http://www.streathamsociety.org.uk/

Tooting History Group

See separate post

Wandsworth Heritage Service
Friday 23rd February at 8 pm ‘Magic, Murder and Mendacity: John Dee and Thomas Digges in Elizabethan Public Life’ by Professor Glyn Parry of Roehampton University
About John Dee, mathematician, astrologer and resident of Mortlake and Thomas Digges, John Dee’s student, an important follower of Copernicus, and who has connections with Battersea.
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/

Wandsworth Society
For details of  all  forthcoming events, see the Wandsworth Society’s Events Programme at  http://www.wandsworthsociety.org.uk

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
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 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
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: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
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.
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

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

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 is in W11 near Notting Hill Gate
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