Thursday, 21 April 2011

bricks from the public toilets in Beresford Square Woolwich

We have a note from a council officer working on a project in Woolwich, which he, and we, thought was of interest:

He says:

"I am currently working on the redevelopment of General Gordon and Beresford Squares in Woolwich town centre. In the course of the construction works at Beresford Square the remains of parts of the old Victorian underground toilets on the square were revealed. We have salvaged a small number of bricks from these toilets and the Heritage Centre have agreed to take one of them for their archives. There are still around 7 or 8 of the bricks remaining, if you are aware of anybody who may wish to have one of them please let us know. The bricks were made by the Farnley Iron Co of Leeds and feature a ceramic coating on one side.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

GHIS Programme for the next year!!


10th May Duncan Hawkins on Archaeology at Deptford Dockyard

14th June Prof Dave Perrett on Days at the Factories

19th July Rich Sylvester on Making the East Greenwich Map

20th September Ron Bristow on Elliott Automation

11th October Chris Foord on Industries of Barking and Dagenham

15th November John Greig on Greig’s Wharf part II

17th January Jeremy Hodgkinson on Iron Founding in the Weald

21st February John Yeardley on Ropemaking in London

13th March David Cufley on Bricks and local brickmaking

17th April Peter Luck on Sugar & Soap – (site recently known as Amylum)

15th May Diana Rimel on Bazalgette (by popular demand!)

All meetings are held at The Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park, SE3. This is a small theatre in the back of the Age Exchange Shop – which is in The Village opposite Blackheath Station. There is no on site parking – please do not park outside the Bakehouse, but use the car park behind the station. Meetings start at 7.30 and non members are charged £1.
Chair: Sue Bullevant.
Membership Steve Daly,