Most of the items this time are really just about Lewisham - they include:
a review of 'Lee Memories' a book produced by Lee Fair Share Time Bank . (get info from Leefairshare ............
....a note about a new blue plaque to Antarctic explorer William Colbeck.............
.............. a note about Plassy Road School ..................150th anniversary of Lee Station .... and a wartime ride on the 54 tram (this ends more or less at the Lewisham border - but is 54 tram now our 54 bus, from Woolwich to Elmers End??)
The newsletter also gives a short obituary to much-missed ex-Southwark Local History archivist...
... and also announces the retirement of Lewisham Local History Society editor, Gordon Dennington.
24th February - Sue Hayton on street furniture in South East London
31st March - Nick Bertram on Modern Nature - Living on the Edge
(both at Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, SE13 7.45)
They also advertise
7th March Alan Piper 100 Years of Biggin Hill airport . Bromley Local History Society Trinity United Reform Church, Freelands Road, Bromley, 7.45
The Greenwich Society is setting up a group of people to look at the future of The Point - and we look forward to how that is going. No mention by them that it covers a chalk mine which in the 19th century became a naughty night club.
They have an article about James Wolfe - whose statue looks out from the space by the Royal Observatory. The author of the article is Pieter van der Mewre and he points out that 2017 will be the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada. He talks about the capture of Quebec by Wolfe and the skills of James Cook who as a hydrographic surveyor helped get the army up the St.Lawrence river.
There is also a long article about Greenwich Power station - more details elsewhere in this note
--- and thank you to their new newsletter editor for giving GIHS a slot
now there's really posh!