Monday, 18 April
Martin Spence’s talk about Penge’s transformation from rural solitude to railway suburb.
Lyn Blackmore outlines the development of Strand and theatreland from an archeological perspective, providing insights into Anglo-Saxon London, AD400 to 886.
Monday, 27 April – Carole Roberts
This talk will include Grants and other High Street stores in the first part of the Twentieth Century, the effects of the First and Second World Wars on the High Street, the Grand and Davis Theatres.
Wednesday, 8 April – Professor Joe Cain, UCL
Professor Cain will discusses how the dinosaurs fit into the larger setting of the park and into the history of science.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015.
Jane Sidell, Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage, talks about her research of the lost Bronze Age forest and the surviving stumps and roots.
Monday, 16 February 2015
The history of animal power, the variety of animals employed and the uses to which the power is put. Local examples will be explored. Jan Spencer of the Surrey Industrial History Group will discuss what he has learnt from constructing working models.