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.

The first talk will be on November 3rd, when Abby Matthews of the ‘Past on Glass’ project at Sutton Library will tell us about the work of making the David Knight-Whittome archive of over 10,000 glass plate negatives from 1906-1918 available to the public. There is an exhibition on some of the project’s work at Honeywood Museum throughtout the summer to whet your appetite, and if you go online you can find a growing collection of the images at .

This was the last meeting of 2017/18

Saturday 7th April 2018

ARCHAEOLOGY OF KNOWLE: Six years of discoveries by Natalie Cohen of MOLA

Nathalie is MOLA’s (Museum of London Archaeology) Head of Community Archaeology and leads the award-winning Thames Discovery Programme.
Nathalie has over 20 years of experience in archaeology, working on projects including the Monuments at Risk Survey in the East Midlands, the Grimes London Archive Project and the Thames Archaeological Survey