16 July, 2016
Sun 17 July, 2pm
Moat Walk for the Festival of Archaeology
As part of the Festival of Archaeology, join this walk exploring the route of Fulham Palace’s former moat – the longest domestic moat in England. Learn more on the theories of its origin and why it was infilled in the 1920s.
Fulham Palace Moat
The walk will be led by local expert Keith Whitehouse, who carried out the first sectional excavations of the moat for Fulham Archaeological Rescue Group in 1982.
£5, accompanied children free
Booking essential, click here
Please meet by the fountain in the Tudor Courtyard
14 February, 2016
Tuesday 16 February 7:30pm
This talk by Nathalie Cohen Head of Community Archaeology at the Museum of London Archaeology ( http://www.mola.org.uk ) will discuss discoveries made during investigations by the Thames Discovery Programme on the inter-tidal zone in London, including Richmond, Fulham, the Tower of London and Greenwich. http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/ The Thames has been central to London and its development through the centuries. A fascinating subject and we are lucky to have Nathalie to present the discoveries; one not to be missed.
Place: St Clements Church Hall, Fulham Palace Road, SW6 (near corner of Crabtree Lane,) Buses 74, 220, 424, 430 (stop outside), 190, 211, 295, (stop nearby in Lillie Road).
Do tell friends and others who might be interested, all welcome FREE.
20 October, 2014
FULHAM’S CYCLIST BATTALION GOES TO WAR
Thursday 30 October at 1930 in St Clements Hall, Fulham Palace Road
A talk by our Chairman Keith Whitehouse on the 25th County of London (Cyclist) Battalion, its history from 1888 through the First World War. Keith will illustrate the talk with slides, medals and artefacts and is a good accompaniment to the Fulham Palace Through the Great War Exhibition that opens in the same week through to April next year. FREE all welcome. Refreshments afterwards.
TOUR OF HISTORIC BART’S HOSPITAL
Friday 14 November at 1400 meet at the old arch in West Smithfield with Henry VIIIth above it
Tour to include Hogarth paintings on the main staircase, St Bartholomew the Less church and the Museum with hopefully a visit to St Bartholomew the Great. Sue Pierson is coordinating (0207 731 6544 for more information) All welcome, there will be a charge of £4 for the hospital.
SOCIETY CHRISTMAS DINNER
Monday 8 December at 1900 in the Plough and Harrow 120-124 King St Hammersmith
All members should have received a booking form with their Newsletter a full (optional) 3 courses and a drink costs just £13.45 please send forms with a £3 per person deposit to Keith Whitehouse, 85 Rannoch Road Hammersmith W6 9SX by 1 December. It should be a great opportunity for members to get together.
FULHAM PALACE THROUGH THE GREAT WAR
26 October 2014 – 16 April 2015 FREE. Charts the part played by the Bishop and FuPalace in WW1
LONDON AND MIDDLESEX ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 49th Local History Conference
Saturday 22 November 1030-1700 at Museum of London
Entitled “COPPERS, CROOKS & COUNSEL: LAW & ORDER IN LONDON” Tickets £15 (£12 if paid before 31 Oct) Enclose Cheque and SAE to Eleanor Stanier, 48 Coval Road, East Sheen, SW14 7RL.
26 March, 2014
Our Chairman Keith Whitehouse who directed the first archaeological excavations of the moat and Palace grounds in 1972-73 discovered a Romano-British settlement and prehistoric occupation as far back as 4000BC. A tour of the mile long circuit is an experience not to be missed.
Keith will lead the walk beginning 1430 Sunday 30 Mar 14 at the Bishops Avenue entrance to Fulham Palace. There will be a £5 donation to the Fulham Palace Trust towards the cost of an excavation in the Palace grounds later this year.
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.
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.