18 June, 2020
We are all a little freer now after the easing of restrictions and are able to get out and about more. We were grateful to be able to book up and visit Kew Gardens, not much of a history link other than the ties to some of the West London Nurserymen and some structures from the Japanese Exhibition, but it was good to walk in some pleasant open space and see the outside of the Palace and other buildings.
Maya Donelan has provided the following link about Emery Walker’s garden. Many of you will be familiar with the inside of the house and its contents and may even have wandered in the garden down to the river bank as we did on the Society’s visit but few will have picked up this wealth of information. Emery Walker’s Garden. We should acknowledge this comes from the London Gardens Trust Blog which you can explore on a rainy day.
Surprised to come across what appears to be Fulham Palace as the centrepiece of a map of gardens in London. Excuse the advert but it may be of interest to the many FP volunteers as well as gardeners.
A London Floral by Natasha Goodfellow (Finch Publishing)
Finally even more off-piste but maintaining the theme – Derek Jarman’s Book published by the Garden Museum brings a different perspective to gardening and his view of the world from his last home on the beach at Dungeness.
Back to local history in the next post I promise, stay safe.
21 September, 2017
Summer saw us having a truly revelatory visit to Buscot Park the home of Lord Farringdon with previously unseen drawings and documents by Charlotte Sulivan, a stand at the Parson’s Green Fair and summer Garden Party.
Now for the Winter programme we have two splendid talks and a show and tell evening with a Christmas Party in December. Full details are in the latest Newsletter here are the dates:
26 Sep 7:00pm The Development of the Peterborough Estate (Lion Houses) a talk by Peter Kulpa. Jesse Milne Centre Fulham Palace.
10 Oct 7:00pm A Proud Unthankefull City? – London & the English Civil Wars A Talk by David Flintham. Jesse Milne Centre Fulham Palace.
15 November 7:30pm Show and Tell – following last year’s success, a chance to talk about your and other’s pieces of history. At St Clements Church Hall, Fulham Palace Road.
11 December 7:00pm Members’ Christmas Buffet at Pryors Bank, Bishop’s Park Fulham.
Do note the two talks are slightly earlier and in the Palace Education Centre to ensure the best facilities.
To all those interested in our local history there can be no greater event than an archaeological dig. At our own Fulham Palace a search for the documented Dovecote and possible earlier medieval buildings will begin in October but your help is needed please look at the website and persuade your friends and local businesses to contribute. The Society will be making a significant donation but lots of help is needed. We eagerly await news of whatever they uncover.
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.