The Greenwich Society

Greenwich Society Events

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Members' Post-lockdown Get Together


The West Greenwich Library - a popular venue and delightful building - played host to Society members on the evening of Thursday 16th September.

Tim Barnes, Acting Chairman, welcomed members - new and old - and, in his role as trustee of the Philip Harris Trust, congratulated the winners of the photography competition, whose images were on display, and presented them with their prizes

Calendars and postcards of favourite images from the competition were on sale and they are now available to buy from this website.

Buy calendars and/or cards


Annual Cricket Match

Greenwich Society v Blackheath Society

Played on 20th July 2021

Played under threatening skies

- and the result was a tie (95 runs each)!


  • Annual Lecture
    11am on Sunday 7th November 2021
    Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum
    Ray Barron Woolford is from Deptford and has written a book about Kath Duncan. Kath was born in Argyllshire in 1888 and was arguably one of the first most important civil rights leaders in the UK.  She laid the groundwork for the National Council of Civil Liberties (now Liberty) and was a pioneering LBQT activist.  She lived in Deptford and stood, unsuccesfully, for the parliamentary seat of Greenwich at the 1931 general election.  She was a truly amazing woman and I am sure the talk by Mr Woolford will not only be very informative but very entertaining as well.  Mr Woolford himself is a political activist being involved in one of Britain’s biggest food banks in Deptford and in LBQT rights. He is the author of a play called Liberty about Kath Duncan which was performed in London and which will soon be made into a film.  Copies of his book will be available on the day.

    Tickets at £10.00 a head are available on line from Greenwich
    If you need further information ring Jackie Hicks on 07747053093.



  • Christmas Party
    Friday 10th or Saturday 11th December
    DInner with members and friends at a local venue
  • Greenwich Society Lecture
    (on ZOOM)
    Tuesday 11th January at 7.00pm. Richard Griffiths talking about the restoration of St Alfege
  • Greenwich Society Quiz
    Saturday 12th February 2022
    St Alfege Church Hall
    The popular quiz, hosted by Quizmaster Ray Smith
    £10 per person (including a light supper) with wine available. Tables of up to 6 in a team.
  • Greenwich Society Lecture
    (on ZOOM)
    Tuesday 8th March at 6.30pm.  Nicholas Draper talking about slavery  and it’s relation to south east London