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Thank you to our President Anthony Cross for his talk last night on the rise and fatal fall of parachutist Robert Cocking. Next month it's Nicola White on mudlarking. ... See MoreSee Less
The brand new Greenwich Historical Journal is back from the printers and members who are present at our next meeting on Wed 22 March can pick up a copy then. It contains
- Anthony Cross' article on F.W. Simms' survey of Greenwich (see cover)
- Michael Egan's article on medicine at Morden College
- Julian Watson's tribute to Neil Rhind on the occasion of his 80th birthday
- Julian's obituary in memory of Barbara Ludlow
- Greenwich "Then and Now" with an old and new image of Straightsmouth
- A round up of local books of interest
(Non members will be able to buy a copy from the Warwick Leadlay Gallery in due course) ... See MoreSee Less
Greenwich Historical Society added an event.
In this year's President's Address, GHS Anthony Cross will explore the story of the life – and death – of Robert Cocking (1776-1837) the amateur aeronaut who died as a result of the catastrophic failure of his parachute at Lee, near Greenwich, in July 1837. ... See MoreSee Less
The Rise and Fall of Robert Cocking
Royal Hill, London, SE10 8, United Kingdom
In this year's President's Address, GHS Anthony Cross will explore the story of the life – and death – of Robert Cocking (1776-1837) the amateur aeronaut who died as a result of the catastrophic f...
As it's International Women's Day, here's a tale from 1851 of a formidable woman who walked from Cornwall to Greenwich to see the Painted Hall and wasn't taking no for an answer ... See MoreSee Less
Our President's Address this year is on the Rise and Fall of parachutist Robert Cocking. With just 16 days to go, these post-it notes *might* suggest it's not finished yet but we're confident Anthony's planning will result in a perfect landing for his presentation on March 22 at 7.30pm at James Wolfe School, Royal Hill. ... See MoreSee Less
There's a big boxing match at the O2 this evening but fighting on the peninsula is nothing new - here's a report of prize fighting on the East Greenwich marshes, as it was known, back in 1888. ... See MoreSee Less