GHS AUTUMN PROGRAMME
24 NOVEMBER: ‘REFLECTING GREENWICH’.
Alas, our proposed speaker who was to have introduced us to the medieval coinage of Greenwich is unable to attend on this occasion.
Instead, therefore, we shall be treated to a virtual preview of an exhibition opening at the Old Royal Naval College entitled, ‘REFLECTING GREENWICH – Watercolours and Sketches from the Royal Greenwich Heritage Centre’.
This selection of watercolours and sketches from the collection managed by the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust offers us glimpses of Greenwich as seen through the eyes of artists in previous centuries. These pictures – broadly categorised ‘Greenwich Park’, ‘Greenwich Riverside’ and ‘Greenwich Town’, range from scenic landscapes to streets and pubs as well as the people, especially the pensioners, who once inhabited the place. They reveal the life of a riverside town that seems at once familiar and strangely remote.
Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday the following months: January, February, March, April, (occasionally in May) … September, October and November.
Our meetings, unless otherwise advertised, are held at James Wolfe School, Royal Hill Campus, Greenwich SE10 8RZ. Doors open at 7.15. Meetings commence at 7.30 and conclude at 9.00pm. We welcome non-members, from whom we invite a donation of £3 for each meeting.
The venue is well served by public transport. 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.
36, Greenwich Market, Greenwich, London SE10 9HZ
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