Historic London Group 1
The Historic London Group 1 meets on various days and times.
The group has had three trips to London so far in 2017.
The first was to the Police Museum and St. Brides Church. The Police Museum is quite small and is now housed in the former Clock and Watch Museum in the Guild Hall Library.St Brides is known as the ‘Journalist’s Church’ and has quite a history. The Church is beautiful and then the guided tour took us into the crypt area, where many skeletons are being investigated to establish cause of death and to identify, from DNA, the family history. Quite gruesome.
The second trip was to the ‘Geoffrye Museum’ in Hoxton. Housed in former Alms Houses, owned by the Guild of Ironmongers, it is known as the Museum of the Home. It has several rooms decorated in different historical periods from 1700 to the present day. The Museum is surrounded by very pleasant gardens.
Our third trip was to Keats House, Hampstead Heath, again a very interesting home and to hear some of Keats’ poetry read by actors, was very enjoyable – not really like we read it at school. We then took the bus to Camden Lock and Market for lunch and a wander around the Market or around the lock, before returning home.
The next planned trip is a London Walk entitled “London and the First World War”.
The photograph of the Kindrgarten Memorial was taken outside Liverpool Street Station. This statue was unvailed to commemorate the arrival of Jewish Children from Czechoslovakia in 1938. 700 children were saved by Sir Nicholas Winton.
Facilitators: Brian and Marion Andrews and Margaret Thomas