Wednesday 5th September
Captain James Cook, 250 Years
By Derek Morris
Wednesday 3rd October
Dived in but was Drowned: Tales of Waterways Heroism from the Watts Memorial
By Dr John Price FRHistS, SFHEA
Wednesday 7th November
By Christoph Bull
Wednesday 5th December
Wednesday 6th Marchl:
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 3rd April
Drinking the Thames: The Grand Junction Water Company
By Colin Prior
Wednesday 1 May:
Lascars in Shadwell 1780-
By Dr John Seed, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton.
Wednesday 5 June:
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:
Actors, Oarsmen and Artists – Historic Hammersmith
Led by Diane Burstain. Full details will be available prior to the walk.
Wednesday 4 September:
Thames Sailing Barges, A History and a Future
By David Gibson from the Sailing Barge Trust.
Wednesday 2 October:
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:
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-
Wednesday 4 December:
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
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.
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-
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.
Please click here to see details of previous events organised by the Group.
Please Click Here to download a copy of the programme.