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2018

Wednesday 5th September

EVENING TALK

Captain James Cook, 250 Years

By Derek Morris


Wednesday 3rd October

EVENING TALK

Dived in but was Drowned: Tales of Waterways Heroism  from the Watts Memorial

By Dr John Price FRHistS, SFHEA


Wednesday 7th November

EVENING TALK

Historic Gravesend

By Christoph Bull


Wednesday 5th December

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL


2019

Wednesday 6th March:

EVENING FILM SHOW

Old Rotherhithe

By Darren Knight of the Port of London Authority, whose grandfather was a professional photographer in Rotherhithe.


Wednesday 3 April:

EVENING TALK

Riverine/riverside Archaeology and Finds

By Jane Sidell PhD MCIfA who is an Inspector of Ancient Monuments.  She states it is likely to be “a bit prehistoric”.


Wednesday 1 May:

EVENING TALK

Lascars in Shadwell 1780-1850

By Dr John Seed, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton.


Wednesday 5 June:

EVENING TALK

Rotherhithe and Bermondsey

By Pete Smith well known to some members for the walks he leads for London City Walks.


Wednesday 3 July:

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOLLOWED BY A TALK

“A Very, Very, Naughty Boy – a Late 18th Century London Maritime Tale”

By Chris Ellmers, our president.


Wednesday 7 August:

EVENING WALK

Actors, Oarsmen and Artists – Historic Hammersmith

Led by Diane Burstain.  Full details will be available prior to the walk.


Wednesday 4 September:

EVENING TALK

Thames Sailing Barges, A History and a Future

By David Gibson from the Sailing Barge Trust.


Wednesday 2 October:

EVENING TALK

Running the West India Docks

By Andy Slater M&E Supervisor, who leads a team that maintains all the automated assets of the Canal & River Trust throughout London


Wednesday 6 November:

EVENING TALK

Conrad and the docks and the river

By Robert Hampson  Chair of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) and author of three monographs on Conrad and other Conrad-related publications.


Wednesday 4 December:

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Details will be published in due course.

  PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS




The Group usually meets on the first Wednesday of each month excluding January.  Meetings start at 5:30 for 6:00 and end at 8:00

WHEN



The lectures are given at the Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, (off Hertsmere Road) London E14 4AL

The Group also arranges visits to sites of interest.  Please check the programme to see when and where these are.


WHERE




Please click here for details of how to get to the Museum and a map showing the locations of its entrances, nearby stations and car park.

HOW TO GET THERE THERE




If you are a Blue Badge holder requiring free disabled parking, please contact the Museum of London Docklands security on 020 7001 9808, a day or more in advance if possible, to make out-of-hours arrangements. There is also a paid parking garage in Hertsmere Road.




Should you arrive late and the Museum main door is closed, there is an entrance called the ‘Staff Entrance’ manned by a security guard at the back of the Museum on Hertsmere Road, down a few steps. You will need to press button to right of door.

LATE ACCESS

BLUE BADGES




Non-members are always welcome at the Group’s meetings.  A donation of £2 is requested for visitors which may be paid on the night.


NON-MEMBERS




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