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.

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.

Upcoming meetings

We have a full and varied programme planned for this winter. There will be talks on local excavations and other projects as well as one on Roman Lamps.

Saturday 2nd February – Church Meadow, Ewell

Nikki Cowlard of the Epsom and Ewell History and Archaeology Society will speak on ‘Church Meadow
– an insight into the everyday and ritual in Roman Ewell’.
Three seasons of community excavations in Church Meadow, Ewell 2012-2014 revealed tantalising glimpses of life on the edge of the known Roman roadside settlement. Nikki, the site director, will describe how the project came about, what was found and how it relates to what has been found previously, and since, in Ewell.

Saturday 2nd March at 2:45 p.m

Our AGM starts a little earlier than usual. Following the AGM John Phillips will give us an update on local issues  and we will then see slides of the May Weekend and Summer Outings 2018.

Saturday 6th April at 3:00 p.m

Alexis Haslam is the Community Archaeologist of the Fulham Palace Trust. His talk is entitled  ‘Plaster, Mortar and Timber Framing. The Fulham Palace Restoration Project’.

We have organised a coach trip to the Palace on 10 June 2019.