First of all GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
- have sent details of their meeting on Wednesday 26th of January 2011
This is 'Making a Map' by RICH SYLVESTER
By way of publicity they say 'Rich is a a professional storyteller, who has recently completed an MA in Public History at Ruskin College. The East Greenwich History Map grew over the past nine years from his local history walks around the Peninsula, as an attempt to share an understanding of the rich and varied history that exists outside of "Historic Greenwich". Funded by the Heritage Lottery the 2,000 copies were published last year. It's timeline and illustrated text features themes of People, Leisure, Industry, Buildings, Transport, Ships, War, Art and Memorials and Wildlife. Luke Eastop the designer will also speak.
(and we are twisting Rich's arm to come and give the same talk to GIHS)
Also: Greenwich Historical Society advertise their AGM on 23rd March.
their future meetings include:
23rd February Murder most Horris. 1818 nasty murder by Danny Stephens
23rd March - the delights of the Cattermole Panorama by Anthony Cross
27th April - Stuart Watson talking whales on and in the Thames.
Their meetings are at 7.30 at Blackheath High School Vanburgh Park
- and thanks to them for the blurb about my 'Mr.Bugsby and the Coaling Jetty' - although they flatter it to call it a book - its more a few bits of paper!