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Keeping in Touch with the Heritage Group
We will send out regular news and updates directly to group members through the Beacon email system. We now have more than 50 members of the group which is really good from a standing start just a few months ago. This does mean that bookable outings fill up fast so if you want to attend you need to sign up promptly.
If you wish to receive our emails please contact the Group, by clicking on the blue bird at the top of this page.
Join the U3A SEL Heritage Group to tour the hidden spaces at St Alfege Church in Greenwich
Friday 10th June 11:30 & Tuesday 5th July at 2:45
These tours are now fully booked, Please note the tour on July 5th has been delayed by 15 mins, due to a funeral, and will now start at 2:45pm.
We invite you to join us on a tour of the hidden spaces of the beautiful church of St Alfege. Descend into the crypt area, where our guide will be revealing the many stories of the people who have played their part in the history of Greenwich. Visit the galleries of the church for incredible views of the fine interiors and hear more stories about the amazing cast of characters who worked and worshipped in this space.
Please note that accessibility to both areas requires climbing steep stairs and involves some bending. The cost will be £6.84.
Severndroog Castle Friday 29th July 11am
This visit is now fully booked and there is a short waiting list
Visit to the British Library 30th September 2022
The British Library is the national library for the UK with over 170 million collection items including books, maps, newspapers, manuscripts, sound and video. The BL is making millions of pages of its collections available online for research and enjoyment via large-scale digitisation projects. This tour will take you behind the scenes of this activity, including a visit to the imaging and conservation studios.
Please watch out for full details and booking arrangements which will be sent out nearer the date
These next two meetings in October and December will be at 10:30 in the Bowling Room at Horn Park (used to be Old Colfeans) Eltham Road Lee. No need to book just turn up.
Friday October 28th Forgotten Engineer a talk by Jo Livingston
George Croydon Marks was a Victorian engineer who isn't much remembered now but in his working life he met a lot of much more famous people. His story begins and ends at Woolwich Arsenal though he went to many other places in between, usually to build a cliff railway.”
Friday December 9th English Folklore and Customs a talk by Stuart and Angie Weir
From flaming tar barrels to farthing bundles, Morris dancers to Maundy money and many more besides. We’ll explore many of the quirky customs and traditions that go on throughout the year in this country.
Following the December meeting you are invited to come and join us in the bar at Horn Park to share a pre - Christmas drink.
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