Indoor Meetings

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.

Non-members are welcome to attend any lecture on payment of £2.

Upcoming meetings

Saturday 8th January 2022 Museum of the Home

Formerly the Geffrye Museum, is situated in the Geffrye Almshouses on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch, London. It explores home and home life from 1600 to the present day with a series of period room displays. In 2018 the museum had about 120,000 visitors annually. It has a cafe, a learning pavilion, a collections library and an events space.

Saturday 5th February 2022
Roman Excavations at Flexford and Godstone The speaker is David Calow. The area we now call Surrey was mostly rural in the Roman period but geophysics and metal detecting are shining a new light and showing wide-area, coin-rich Roman sites can be found in the countryside. David Calow, Honorary Secretary of Surrey Archaeological Society, will talk about some coin-rich Roman rural settlement sites in Surrey and South East
England and suggest all may not be quite as the textbooks imply.

Saturday 5th March 2022 AGM

Saturday 2nd April 2022
In April 2015 a fire broke out in the basement of Clandon Park, a Palladian mansion attributed to the renowed architect Giacomo Leoni. The fire caused catastrophic damage to a large portion of the mansion. Over the
past 5 years the National Trust has been working to preserve what survived of the house and its collection, and to use this tragegy as an opportunity to discover more about the history of the site.