South West & West London History Events and News at 16 July

Monday 18 July. 8pm. ‘The Origins of St John’s Ambulance’

Talk by Abigail Turner for Streatham Society

Woodlawns”, 16 Leigham Court Road, SW16 2JP.

Free, no booking required.

Friday 29 July. 8 pm. A Wandsworth Foreshore Miscellany’ – recent discoveries by WHS along the Wandsworth foreshore

A presentation on the recent recording and research by Wandsworth Historical Society members along the Wandsworth foreshore and an opportunity to see at first hand some recent finds – on display at this meeting.

Friends’ Meeting House in Wandsworth High Street, opposite the Town Hall.

Monday 1st August. 8pm. ‘Ephemera, Collectables and Antiques Evening’

Streatham Society. Woodlawns”, 16 Leigham Court Road, SW16 2JP.

Free, no booking required.

Thursday 29 September. 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Bi-Planes, Tri-Planes, The Lancaster Bomber, The Vulcan

These types of aircraft have their connection with Wandsworth through the innovative aeronautical pioneer Alliott Verdon Roe, ((1877-1958). Talk by Philip Jarrett about A V Roe’s significant contribution to aviation development.

Battersea Society. St Mary’s Church, Battersea Church Road, SW11 3NA. Tickets £5 (on door)

Muhammad Ali in London

The July/August edition of the Britain at Work London newsletter features Muhammad Ali’s visit to North Kensington in 1966 and his involvement in social politics, and Ali’s training in White City for the fight with Henry Cooper.

It is not yet on the website, so do visit it to see previous newsletters at 

Arts and Crafts Hammersmith

‘We are seeking volunteers to join a growing team undertaking a vital role in the cataloguing and digitising of archive materials from Arts and Crafts pioneers, William Morris and Emery Walker.

Arts and Crafts Hammersmith is a partnership between the Emery Walker Trust and the William Morris Society, who have come together to deliver a major £1m project that aims to celebrate and share the legacies and stories of these and other Arts and Crafts pioneers. The project, which is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and other charitable contributions, combines significant refurbishment to the partners’ historic house museums in West London, the cataloguing and digitising of substantial collections and archives, and a range of participatory and digital access activities.

Under professional supervision volunteers will be working with archive materials from Emery Walker’s house at 7 Hammersmith Terrace and the Morris collections from Kelmscott House, whilst in temporary storage as capital works are undertaken. We aim to produce a comprehensive publicly accessible online record in 2017.

Volunteers will be based in our modern temporary facility near Clapham and will be fully supported by professional archive and collections staff. If you would like more information please contact me or telephone 07866 727825.

Nancy Lyons

Archivist, Arts and Crafts Hammersmith

(from Clapham Society Newsletter July/August 2016)


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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