Wednesday, 19 January 2011

More bits and pieces from other societies

Lots of stuff in the post (must be the New Year!)

Woolwich and District Antiquarians

Their newsletter does give an account of a dig on the Woolwich Power Station site. They did find a 'spectacular iron age fort' - but - sadly for us - no mention of the later industrial uses.

They are advertising meetings:
29th January - Woolwich Free Ferry by Andy Griffiths of TfL
19th February The London Underground by David Brown
26th March - AGM followed by a talk on Georgian London by Ian Bevan
all at Charlton House 2.00

Lewisham Local History Society
Their newsletter is all about New Cross Speedway (well,lots of Greenwich people must have gone to it!). .... and ... er Dr.Crippen

They are advertising meetings:
28th January - George Barnes,Pioneer aviator - by David Snow (new biography is now out). at the Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way 7.45
18th February - Grove Park History Revisited by John King. at Burnt Ash Methodist Church, Burnt Ash Hill. 7.45
25th March - My personal journey through the history of Lewisham - by Heidi Alexander at Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall. 7.45

so what else has turned up:

Industrial Archaeology News - this is the newsletter of the national Association for Industrial Archaeology. As ever it is too busy with Cornwall, Somerset and everywhere north to notice London - let alone Greenwich!
However a short article by Bob Carr does mention Robin - the restored steam coaster, she was in the West India Dock until two years ago when she went to Ipswich for considerable renovation work and is now in Tilbury Dock awaiting a permanent home. Fingers crossed we might just get her in Greenwich at the new coaling jetty project.

Industrial Heritage - produced in Settle this is a great little magazine - but it rarely mentions London, or Greenwich. well, better luck next time!
(available from Hudson History, Procter House, Kirkgate, Settle hudsonhistory@totalise. co.uk)

-and - more locally - Woodlands Farm Newsletter - as I have said in the past, our local farm does do real work. This time they are talking about their beehives. support them all you can at Woodlands Farm Trust www.thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org.
They now have a cafe ope at weekends.

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