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This will be a most interesting and entertaining evening as Anthony Cross takes a new look at the famous Revd Charles Spurgeon photos of Greenwich street life inthe 1880s and investigates how they came to be deposited with Greenwich Libraries through an odd and chance connection. Non members at £3 most welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
Greenwich Historical Society added 2 new photos.
This year's Journal not only looks good but has excellent and highly readable content which includes:
The enterprising, brave but tragic Robert Cocking whose monument can be seen in the old churchyard of St Margaret's Lee. He landed on his feet on his pioneering parachute jump, but not in the way you would want to think.
How could the important excavation of a Roman site in Greenwich Park in 1906 be forgotten? A self-effacing archaeologist, a misnamed park gate in the Greenwich Antiquarian Society's minute book and a mistake by Ordnance Survey. Read the full story in our journal.
How did Greenwich's local authority (the Greenwich Vestry) deal with the new technology of gas for street lighting in the early 1800s? Shenanigans, dodgy politics and behind closed door deals - a fascinating and entertaining story. ... See MoreSee Less
Our brand new Journal of the Greenwich Historical Society has arrived fresh from the printers. It’s packed with interesting articles and excellent colour illustrations - members can get their free copy at this Wednesday’s AGM/President’s Address.
Please don’t forget the AGM has been moved forward a week to 21/03 - if you know any members who are not here on Facebook please do spread the word. ... See MoreSee Less
Later this year I'm hoping to publish - as a booklet and online - the full roll of honour from the Borough of Greenwich containing the 1600 names of the fallen from WWI. If it's at all possible, it ...
All of the Daily Mirror's 1914 - 1979 archive has been added to the brilliant British Newspaper Archive website. Here's a dramatic front page from January 1979 when the provisional IRA bombed and dama...
The position of Hon. Accounts Examiner at Greenwich Historical Society is currently vacant.
If any members or followers know of a retired accountant who may be willing to undertake the annual examination of the society's accounts, we would be most grateful if they could get in touch.
The task is not an onerous one, thanks to the scrupulous book-keeping of our Hon. Treasurer Lindy Mackie, and would require no more than a few hours attention once a year.
We regret that GHS is unable to offer financial renumeration for this service. Thank you to Peter Weller who has performed this function for us in recent years. ... See MoreSee Less