Forthcoming Events

Thu, Apr 17th, 2014, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
"Belsize in View" Talk by David Percy
Thu, May 15th, 2014, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
Thomas Cooke's anatomy school and St George's burial grounds
Thu, Jun 19th, 2014, @6:30pm - 09:00PM
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and others in London
Tue, Jul 15th, 2014, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
The bishop's park at Highgate
Thu, Sep 18th, 2014, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
The Heal family in Bloomsbury
Thu, Oct 16th, 2014, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
The 1930s diary of Gladys Langford
Thu, Nov 20th, 2014, @7:30pm - 09:00PM
Evelyn Wrench, postcard monster in the early 1900s
Thu, Dec 11th, 2014, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
The West End in the 1800s: emerging pleasure district

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Events
Every month there is a talk on some aspect of the history of Camden or of London in general, free to members but open to non-members for a £1 entry fee. These are usually on the third Thursday of every month, but occasionally on another day depending on the availability of venues and speakers. Warning of a change in the usual timing is given in the Newsletter a month or two in advance.
The talks always start at 7:30pm and last 45-50 minutes, with time for question and comment afterwards. Doors open 7pm, at various venues within the Borough. There are 11 such events during the year (none in August), all free to members. For further information click on the title of the talk in the Events Calendar below.
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The day Parliament burned down
Thursday, 21 March 2013, 19:30 - 21:00
Our speaker Caroline Shenton is the Houses of Parliament archivist. She will be describing the frantic scenes when the Palace of Westminster went up in flames in 1834, and the effect of the event not only on the future of the Houses of Commons and Lords, on the archives, and on the people of London, who flocked in their hundreds to see the gigantic firework display. This talk comes almost a year after the talk at Burgh House by Professor Michael Port on the pre-Fire survey of the fabric of the Palace.
Location: Local Studies Library, Holborn Public Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road WC1X 8PA
Contact: Dr Peter Woodford
Use main door of Holborn Library (please, not before 7 pm). Non-members welcome (one pound admission)

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