Saturday, 8 February 2014

The latest GLIAS Newsletter

The latest GLIAS newsletter has some mentions of Greenwich industrial history,

For instance next week

GLIAS LECTURE  Medieval Mills in Greenwich by Simon Davis and Greg Laban
19th February 6.30 at the new venue of the Swedenborgian Lecture Theatre in Barter Street, near Holborn Underground.

There are two notes which include information and news on Greenwich. Both by the ever observant Bob Carr:

Bob has registered the proposed demolition of the East Greenwich Sainsburys.  He notes it was designed by Chetwood Architects in 1999 as an 'exemplar building'.  It is surrounded by grass banks for thermal insulation, has secure covered cycle storage and wind turbines for electricity generation  It was the first building to achieve a BREEAM excellent rating.  He has registered that locally it is called Teletubby and that it was opened by Jamie Oliver - and quotes the Independent as calling it the 'most carefully designed supermarket in the world, ever' - and that it was shortlisted for Stirling Prize.    He notes a petition to save it.

(hey ho - Bob - it is likely to be replaced by a traffic generating IKEA - and you never mentioned the little nature area to be replaced with a green roof for us all to sit on).

Bob is also asking for more info on the Angerstein Line. Sea dredged aggregate is unloaded at Angerstein Wharf and freight trains come and go - apparently to Bardon Hill quarry in Leicestershire.   Bob asks 'Does anyone know what interchange of materials takes place between Angerstein and Leicestershire'?

There are also adverts for the following talks:

Chelsea to Greenwich from River to Path - by Peter Finch. Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society  26th February 7.45 Time and Talents  St. Marychurch Street

Cutty Sark, Saving an Icon.  by  Jessica Lewis. Cuffley Industrial Heritage Society.  11th March. 7.30 Northaw Village Hall

Crossness Engines Public Steaming Day and Local History Fair.  6th April 10.30 - 4 .  £6

Thames Sailing Barges and Their Trades.  Graham Dent. London Canal Museum 1st May  7.30  New Wharf Road, N1.  £4

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