Thursday, 6 December 2012

News from the newsletters

All sorts of things have been arriving in the post over the past week or so:

Greenwich Historical Society are advertising their meetings for next spring:

23rd January - Francis Ward Greenwich Local Quiztory
(need to be in a team of 4-6)

27th February - Peter Guillery speaking on the Royal Naval Dockyards - Deptford and Woolwich

27th March - Anthony Cross. Cloak and Dagger - A Nelsonian Yarn

24th April - Neil Rhind being interviewed by Julian Watson on his eight chosen tracks

all at Blackheath High School, Vanburgh Park - 7.30


Woolwich and District Antiquarian Society newsletter - has in it -

A review of the very wonderful Survey of Woolwich - (by Richard Buchanan and already posted here)
Notes about the Napier Lines and the Congreve Lines (military installations)
A note about Shrewsbury House by Richard Buchanan

their future meetings include:
5th January - A Magic Lantern talk on North West Kent
2nd February - talk on the Palace of Westminster by Susan Jenkinson
2nd March - AGM and show and tell
all at Charlton House, 2 pm


GLIAS Newsletter
the December edition does not mention Greenwich and Woolwich at all - not a word!!

but they do advertise the following events:
17th January  Animal Power - Muscle Mills
and other unmentioned things on 20th February, 20th March, 17th April, and May 15th which will  be their AGM.  All on at the Robin Brook Centre, St.Bartholomew's Hospital.  6.30
they also note

18th January - New Look Cutty Sark by Jessica Lewis at Enfield Archaeological Society, Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield. 7.30 £1 for visitors.
25th January - The Burndept Story - Lewisham Local History Soc. Burndept made amplifiers in Deptford and Erith.   Methodist Church, Albion Way, Lewisham,  7.45


Greenwich Historical Society have sent us their Journal vol.4 No2.
First of all there is an obituary to the late John Swindell - which we would very much endorse and say how sorry we were to lose him - he was a great friend to all Greenwich historians.

Then an amazing article 'Young Cattermole's Day Out'  this is about a lad who made an excursion down the Thames in 1858.  The article is by Anthony Cross and very much recommended - but what are amazing are Young Cattermole's drawings of what he say - you MUST see them!!  Embarkation at London Bridge (on paddle steamer Swift)   ---  Custom House from the River  -----  Market Porters at Custom House Quay  ----- the Tower of London --- Coal Barge --  Great Eastern on the Stocks at Millwall ----  Riveters at work on the hull of the Great Eastern  ----   Disembarkation at Garden Stairs  ---- Entry to Greenwich Park ---------------- Amazing!!


Lewisham History Journal No.20 2012

This will be the subject, I think, of a separate posting, given the importance of an article about William Bourne Lewis.

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