Fulham Union Talk

22 January, 2014

A strong audience turned out on Tuesday 14 Jan despite the weather and the Fulham FC crowds to hear Michael Hill give his very detailed presentation of the records he has found in both the London Metropolitan Archive (LMA) and the The National Archive (TNA).

aerial view of workhouse in 1849

Fulham Workhouse 1849
http://www.workhouses.org

Sadly we exhausted the time available before Michael’s material but it gave us a taste of the history of care for the poor from Elizabethan times up until the beginning of the last century.  His presentation included extracts of original documents, instances of individuals in care and the petty political machinations of rival Parishes.  Clearly he has a lot more to tell and we hope that he will use the society to publish his work so that we can understand more of the history of Charing Cross hospital site and similarly the Hammersmith Hospital.

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Latest Newsletter Winter/Spring 2014

1 January, 2014

All members will have received the latest newsletter through the post it gives details of recent events covered in this blog and publishes  the forthcoming events and meetings.

Newsletter 132

Forthcoming events include:

Tuesday 14 Jan at 1930

Michael Hill gives illustrated lecture on The Fulham Union 1845-1899 the Fulham Union workhouse and infirmary became Hammersmith hospital and Charing Cross Hospital so lots of local interest.  This is a Free talk.

Saturday 22 Feb at 1130

Visit to the Museum of the order of St John, Clerkenwell. There is a small charge for the visit.

Sunday 30 Mar 1430

Walk Around the Moat of Fulham Palace with  our chairman Keith Whitehouse who directed the revealing first archaeological dig of 1972-73.  A later dig financed by the Lottery revealed the bridge and gothic arch at the entrance in Bishop’s Avenue. The walk should be an interesting taster of things to come as the small charge of £5 will be used to support the new 2014 dig in the grounds. See Newsletter

Do  look up the details in the newsletter.