CHARLES DICKENS APPEAL AND MORE

2 April, 2019

Charles Dickens is in the news currently as a lost original portrait has been discovered there is an appeal by the Charles Dickens Museum for funds please check out the link.

Did you know that the great author had links to to our borough.  The Guardian says:      In 1847 Dickens had founded a “home for homeless women” with his friend the wealthy philanthropist Baroness Burdett-Coutts. With typical energy he found the premises – Urania Cottage in London’s Shepherd’s Bush – and then flung himself into organising every detail of it, from the food to the flower garden, and the piano around which the women would gather for wholesome evening entertainment.

On a sadder note his son also Charles was born at Furnivals Inn in Holborn, London, the first child of Charles Dickens and his then-wife Catherine Hogarth. Charles Dickens Jr. Died 20 June 1896 (aged 59 ) Fulham, London, England.

The area also features in his work – The mystery of Edwin Drood has a great illustration by Sir Luke Fildes of people in a boat passing by Fulham church and bridge.

Fulham Church and Bridge from the Thames

Fulham Church and Bridge

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham

ELIZABETH TO ELIZABETH

24 May, 2016

We have had archaeology, architecture, genealogy, the FROG, Census statistics and sport through history how about some history in words and music.

Elizabeth to Elizabeth
An uplifting celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday! Concert trio ‘In Voice and Verse’ celebrate 500 years of British history in words and music. Actor Lance Pierson, soprano Belinda Yates and pianist Heather Chamberlain present the humorous highs and serious lows from across the centuries from the first Queen Elizabeth to our second.

The music includes pieces by Handel, Beethoven, Purcell, Holst and Britten, as well as ‘Rule Britannia’ and the National Anthem. The words include poetry by Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Milton, Tennyson and John Betjeman.

Monday 6th June, 7.30pm
All Saints Church Fulham, Church Gate, London SW6 3LA


Reminder – Dates for the Diary and Change of Date

26 May, 2014

Wednesday 28 May 1830 meet outside All Saints Church Fulham for a walk around the churchyard to discover interesting former residents.

Monday 16 June 1145 Visit to Benjamin Franklin’s House, 36 Craven St, WC2N. Followed by PM visit to National Portrait Gallery to see Zoffany portrait of Sharp family.

Wednesday 2 July 1945 Christchurch Hall in Sturridge Street Fulham for a talk on Peterborough House. (This is a change to the date published in the Newsletter)

Saturday 12 July 1200 Meet at Barbican Tube for a guided walk round Smithfield, followed at 1415 meet at Charterhouse for a tour led by one of the brothers.