Wednesday 23 January
THE GHS PANTO: OLD ROYAL NAVAL GAZING.
A Ludicrous Undertaking! Dished up in Doggerel Verse by Young Blood. When rumours surface that a famous Greenwich institution is changing its name, Nannie (The True Spirit of Greenwich) realises a lunatic adventure lies ahead and she treads the boards once more to fight the foe. Will she triumph in turning the tide of tawdry triviality? All will be revealed in the sixth fleeting farrago of fun and frolic, which sees the unexpected Grand Revival of the Greenwich Historical Society Pantomime. Oh YES, it does!!!!!!
Wednesday 27 February
MARGARETTE LINCOLN: TWO SHORT TALKS.
Margarette Lincoln is a Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum. Margarette will give two short talks. The first explores the later career of Thomas Bowrey, a ship owner who lived in Wapping towards the end of the seventeenth century. The second looks at the legacy of eighteenth-century ‘walking’ for Londoners today, and focuses on criminal activity along two major roads in South London that linked central London with naval dockyards and the continent.
Wednesday 27 March
THE PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS: OUR GOOD OLD GOVERNOR: ADMIRAL HARDY IN GREENWICH.
In this year’s Address Anthony Cross will explore the period of Admiral Thomas Masterman Hardy’s governorship of Greenwich Hospital, from May 1834 until his death in September 1839. Drawing on contemporary newspaper reports, imagery and other archive material he will describe his years in office, his achievements and legacy 180 years later.
Wednesday 24 April
JULIAN BOWSHER: GREENWICH PALACE.
Julian Bowsher of the Museum of London and an archeologist with extensive experience of local digs will untangle the web of intrigue that surrounds so-called ‘Greenwich Palace’. He will construct a time-line to
illustrate and thus clarify the chronology of the various buildings that since c.1415 have stood on or about the site of Greenwich Hospital, otherwise known as the Old Royal Naval College. All welcome!
Wednesday 22 May
Fr. KEVIN ROBINSON: THE IRON WORKS OF POMEROY STREET, NEW CROSS and THE FFESTINIOG RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES, 1850.
Fr. Kevin Robinson of Our Ladye Star of the Sea, Crooms Hill, Greenwich, will give us some of the fascinating history of the connection that exists between the historic Hatcham iron works of New Cross and the oldest surviving railway in the world.
Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday the following months: January, February, March, April,(occasionally in May) … September, October and November.
Meetings commence at 7.30, doors open 7.15. We welcome non-members, from whom we invite a donation of £3 for each meeting.
As of September 2015, and unless otherwise stated, meetings are held at James Wolfe School, Royal Hill Campus, Greenwich SE10 8RZ.
This location is well served by public transport and is conveniently located opposite two good pubs! Bus routes 177, 180, 199 and 386 run along Greenwich High Road (at the bottom of Royal Hill). Bus routes 129, 188 and 286 serve nearby Greenwich town centre, and Greenwich Mainline Railway Station and Greenwich DLR are a short walk away.
There is free car parking after 6.30pm in the Burney Street car park (behind Greenwich Picturehouse).
Membership of GHS is open to anyone with an interest in the history of Greenwich. Annual Subscription runs from 1 January to 31 December: Individual: £15 or £18 for two persons at the same address.
If you require any further details, please contact Horatio Blood,
Hon. Secretary, GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
c/o Warwick Leadlay Gallery,
1-2 Nelson Arcade, Greenwich, London SE10 9JB
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