Our programmes for 2017-2018

The launch of the paddle steamer Banshee, Illustrated London News

The launch of the paddle steamer Banshee. Illustrated London News

Please find our latest programme for the Summer term below.

The Committee has agreed provisional dates for the three terms of the 2018/19 academic year, and the organisers for each. The details, together with those already fixed for next term, are:

  • Summer 2018: Monday 16th April to Monday 2nd July, excluding Bank Holiday Mondays 7th and 28th May (organiser: Fran)
  • Autumn 2018: Monday 8th October to Monday 10th December (organiser: Sheila)
  • Spring 2019: Monday 14th January to Monday 18th March (organiser: Ian)
  • Summer 2019: Monday 29th April to Monday 15th July, excluding Bank Holiday Mondays 6th and 27th May (organiser: Jill)

That should work out at ten sessions each term.

You can see two of our previous programmes below.  If you would like to join us for all of our two hour sessions in Meeting Room 5 at Canada Water Library between 11.00am to 1.00pm
, please see our Join Us page – we would love to welcome you.  For those who cannot make it, if you sign up using the Follow Us button on our Introduction page you will be automatically notified when the latest summaries of our presentations are posted on our News page.

Summer Term 2018 (Provisional)

16th April    
Walk: Hays Wharf led by Gillian

23rd April   
Walk: The edge of the City led by Ian McBrayne

 30th April    
Walk: The Fleet River led by Anne Tickell

14th May 
Walk: Trinity Buoy Wharf and Blackwall led by Peter Luck

21st May
Day trip to King’s Lynn by Jill Napier

4th June      
Walk: Lambeth Estate to the river by Sinead O’Neill

11th June   
Visit: Eltham Palace organized by Tony Keen

18th June     
Royal Doulton in West Southwark led by Sarah Downs

25th June  
Walk: Maldon: the Brent led by Fran Bulwer (details to be confirmed)

 2nd July  
Walk: The Salters’ Bermondsey and end-of-year lunch led by Fran Bulwer


Spring Term 2018

15th January
Peter Luck – Thames Iron Works
Ian McBrayne – Trinity Buoy Wharf
Ann Evans – Nelson’s funeral

22nd January
Peter Luck – Loss: Robin Hood Gardens
Peter Luck – In danger: EG No1 gas holder

29th January
Ian McBrayne – Selling fish
Sheila Dobner – Barking fishing fleet

5th January
Guest speaker: Richard Albanese (Maritime Heritage Project Manager at Trinty Buoy Wharf) – Maritime Heritage at Trinity Buoy Wharf

12th January
Tony Keen London Docks & D-Day
Fran BulwerAda Salter

19th January
Sue Flockton – The port in Tudor Times
Sarah Downs – Enderby Wharf

26th February
Guest speaker:  Stephanie Ostrich (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network [CITiZAN] Project Officer) – The work of CITiZAN on the lower Thames.

5th March
Sinead Oneill – Queen’s Walk, South Bank: War Memorial
Anne Tickell – The Fleet River

12th March
Jill Napier – Tate & Lyle
Barry Blackburn – Thames Haven part 2

19th March
Arts and Letters.

Autumn Term

9th October 
Ian McBrayne – Introduction to the history of the Port of London (Part 1)
Ann – Clement Attlee and Limehouse

16th October
Ian McBrayne – Introduction to the history of the Port of London (Part 2)
Tony Keen – The Thames Barrier

23rd October
Barry Blackburn – Thames Haven part 1
Jill Napier – Vice and the Vote – Two campaigning East End women

30th October
Guest Speaker James Hulme: Charlton Riverside

6th November
Sarah Downs – Decoys
Sue Littledale – Navigating the Thames

13th November
Fran Bulwer- National Theatre and the Southbank
Peter Luck – Erith Riverside

20th November  
Guest speaker Roy Fenton – The Panama Canal

27th November
Ian McBrayne – Poplar High Street
Sue Flockton – Pymmes’ Brook

4th December
Sheila  Dobner –  Bata Shoes

11th December
Shorts ( Poems, paintings or literature)


Our Past Programmes

Two of our previous programmes are available as PDFs: