Indoor Meetings are usually (but please refer to the programme below in case of changes) held on the first Saturday of every month from November to April at 3.00pm at Milton Hall (the Darby & Joan Club), Cooper Crescent, Carshalton, SM5 2LG. Cooper’s Crescent is off Nightingale Road and not far from Carshalton Station.
Lectures of local or general interest are given at all indoor meetings except the one in March – when the Annual General Meeting is held and slides are shown of pictures taken on visits during the preceding year. All meetings are followed by tea and cakes – which are provided free to members.
Previous recent lectures have been on Merton Priory (David Saxby), the Portable Antiquities Scheme (David Williams), Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon (Beryl Palmier), The Changing Face of London from the Air (Tom Samson) and British Heritage Railways (Paul Whittle). Roman Food (Joan Alcock), London’s Other City – Westminster (Pete Smith), Treasures of the Thames (Elliot Wragg), and Thames Road Bridges (Richard Fitch).
Non-members are welcome to attend any lecture on payment of £2.
Saturday 4th March 2017
Annual General Meeting, starting at 2:45 pm.
Following the AGM, John Phillips will give us a report on the excavation in Beddington Park last summer. John Thornton will then show photos of the 2016 May weekend and the outings we enjoyed last summer.
Saturday 1st April 2017
“The Crystal Palace” by Michael Gilbert, starting at 3 pm.
Following his popular talk on the subject in 2014, Michael Gilbert will return for more about the Crystal Palace. Michael describes himself as a “Social Historian – Bringing Old London to Life”. He has a particular passion for the Crystal Palace and has co-authored a book about the prehistoric models in Crystal Palace Park. He talked to us two years ago on this subject but covered only part of the available information and would like to tell us more.