6 June, 2020
We are all able to get out a bit now but still mainly at home so how about another Quiz? Something to read? Or perhaps a Walk?
First up Here is the Quiz.
For the reading you might try a Thames theme. We’ve had a couple of talks from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA)’s Nathalie Cohen and Eliott Wragg about their work on the Thames foreshore and the work of the splendidly named FROG (Foreshore Recording and Observation Group) indeed a couple of our members have given updates on the work. MOLA produced a book written by Natalie and Eliott – The River’s Tale ISBN 9781907586453.
I have just started reading an independent mudlarker’s account which is also fascinating and almost immediately relates the fate of the Dove type (thrown from Hammersmith Bridge!). – Mudlarking – Lost and Found on The River Thames by Lara Maiklem ISBN9781408889237.
You might like to build up a thirst by checking out London’s Riverside Pubs by Tim Hampson ISBN9781847735027 which could lead to walks! Especially when they re-open.
For those interested in post war buildings try John Gringrod’s Concretopia ISBN9781906964900 a catalogue of triumphs and failures in this unloved but practical material (even the Roman’s used it!)
A crime novel linked to the histoic bombing of St Pauls The Blue Last by Martha Grimes ISBN9780747268420 or 0747268428 will keep you gripped.
And finally to walks. LBHF has catalogued a number of short walks with a set of downloadable guides here. Some cover ground trod on our outings but there are plenty so should last the lockdown. thanks to Vernon Burgess for the link.
If you cannot get out then you may like to delve into the William Morris Society’s online exhibition a short video and a trail through the exhibits.
26 February, 2020
On Tuesday we hold our 49th AGM; a chance to have your say, vote in the committee and hear the reports. We also have a talk from Dorian Gerhold about London Bridge and its houses. In history terms this is bridging the middle ages to Victorian times. Should be a fascinating talk. Don’t miss it. All welcome £3 to non-members. see our latest newsletter for details of venue and transport.
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
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.