The Greenwich Society

 

Greenwich Society Events

 

PAST EVENTS 

Tuesday 8th March ON-line via ZOOM
Greenwich Society Lecture
The Slave Owners of Greenwich

Watch the recorded lecture HERE

New Year Supper - 20 January 2022 

A highly enjoyable supper club evening at the Sail Loft


Sail Loft

Thanks to Trudi Lawrence for the slideshow  

Annual Lecture - 7th November 2021

 

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 LGBTQ activist.  She lived in Deptford and stood, unsuccessfully, for the parliamentary seat of Greenwich at the 1931 general election.  She was a truly amazing woman the talk by Mr Woolford was informative and entertaining as well.

Mr Woolford himself is a political activist being involved in one of Britain’s biggest food banks in Deptford and in LGBTQ 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 were available and sold like 'hot cakes'.

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)!