Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Next gihs meeting - Penns

The next meeting of Greenwich Industrial History Society is on 20th January and features Richard Hartree on John Penn - Penns were the mega maritime engineering works on Blackheath Hill (Wickes site) and were responsible for major breakthroughs in steam powered technology - founded the local almshouses and John himself was an MP. They provided engines for the British Navy at the height of its sea power!
Reviews of Richard's book can be found in back comments on this blog - the meeting is at the Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park (back of Age Exchange building opposite Blackheath Station) at 7.30.

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