Thursday, 5 June 2014

In the post - Woodlands Farm - Gas History - GLIAS

In the post this morning there were three newsletters - all of interest. 
Let's start with one from an actual workplace  -

Woodlands Farm.  This newsletter has come a bit late, but with an apology - sadly all the dates listed in it have gone except for Open Farm Sunday - which is this Sunday, 8th  11-4

- also a long way ahead - on 6th of December there is a bird watching walk.

The newsletter has all sorts of articles - a rather touching one about lambs and lambing - and another about a tree survey 'itree London' - and something on their garden and a bird report.  Most interesting to historians is an article about Wool Weights - all about clove weights, tods and weighs. Well worth reading.
Woodlands Farm Trust, 331 Shooters Hill, Welling, Kent, DA16 3RP   woodlandsft@aol.com


Historic Gas Times. I admit this is a bit of speciality. The front page has a wonderful article on it by local gas historian, Brian Sturt.  This is all about our local gas works and the work of the collier ships which brought the coal down from Durham during the Great War.  I am going to ask Brian  if we can reproduce this article - since it is very important and I guess Historic Gas Times has a limited circulation.  He has come to speak to us on colliers in the past - but I will as again.

Historic Gas Times. published by the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers.


GLIAS Newsletter
The June 2014 Newsletter doesn't seem to have any editorial content about Greenwich and Woolwich. But they do list some events of interest. 

7th June (this Saturday) Greenwich and Charlton Riverside Revisited led by Andrew Turner (and I know Andrew has some real surprises and lots of new information to give you). You have to book for this - email walks@glias.org.uk  (too late to post now so I won't bother with the address)

Crossness Public Steaming Days  22nd June     27th July  31st August
www.crossness.org.uk  If you haven't seen the engines - you will never forget them, an amazing experience.

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