Illustrated talk by Richard Thomas. A tour of some of the engineering marvels around the waterways system. We visit Foxton inclined plane, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Harecastle Tunnel, Anderton Lift and the Bingley Five Rise Locks among other perhaps not quite so well known.
Talk by Judith and Christine Hughes. Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Judith and Christine will describe the history of quilling from when paper was first invented through to the modern day. They will talk about some of the famous people who have been involved in this art form and show examples of quilling that they have produced. There will be an opportunity to buy items they have made.
An illustrated talk by Stuart Harvey. Stuart continues his series of interesting talks with this one on Britain’s most famous architect who was responsible for St Paul’s Cathedral and many churches in the City of London as well as buildings for Oxford University and the Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
Edmonton and Eastern Enfield Group.
A talk by Michael Priaulx, Swift Conservation. The wildlife with which we’ve shared our towns and cities for centuries is disappearing fast. Swifts, sparrows, and starlings are all now officially “endangered” in the UK as we deck our gardens and convert our lofts. But find out how we can easily help these and other species, especially relevant now London is the World’s first National Park City.
Talk by Ivor Evans from the Broomfield House Trust. The Trust was involved in curating the exhibition Hidden Treasures Revealed: Broomfield House and Park which may be seen at the Dugdale Centre until 22nd April. For more information on the House, see article by Stephen Gilburt.
Talk by David Cufley. This talk gives an idea of working in the brickfields and covers the period from the 1700s to WW1 with an emphasis on the 19th century. It shows how the workforce were organised, their wages and social conditions. The details of local brickfields will be included in the talk. Joint talk with the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society.
Talk by David Toynbee. David has been sailing the seas for many years in his yacht Kaiku. Today he will share with us time spent in the Adriatic with a voyage from Monfalconi near Trieste and across to Venice. Then through the jewel of the Mediterranean, the 1000 islands of Croatia before heading back across to Italy and on down into the Greek Ionian.
Talk by Tony Eagle. Pictures from its steam-powered inception to modern times will be included together with collections from the 1950s to the present day. Audience participation will be invited and there will be a light-hearted quiz.
Talk by Tony Earle. Pictures from its steam-powered inception to modern times will be included together with recollections from the 1950s to the present day. Audience participation will be invited and there will be a light-hearted quiz.
Talk by John Waters. John is the pearly king of Finsbury and a member of the London pearly kings and queens society (charity No 1091098). John will give a talk in part on the history of the city of London and also on the tradition of the pearly kings and queens of London and their charitable duty of representing an iconic tradition of the sight of the pearly kings and queens of London. The London pearly kings and queens give away an average of £24,000 each year to London and home counties charities.
If we are lucky John might even give us a couple of songs to bring back the past.