Bexley Historical Society's talks are held monthly at The Huxtable Hall, St Martin's Church, Erith Road, Barnehurst, Kent DA7 6LE (near Bexleyheath Bus Garage) at 7.45pm for 8pm start.
Talks are free for Members. Visitors are very welcome and the fee is £2 per meeting.
Monday 10 June 2013
Discovering Blendon Hall, by Roger Mayo
Blendon's hidden history has been uncovered by the Blendon Archaeological and Historical Research Group, and Roger will be telling us about the mansion which remained standing until 1934.
Monday 8 July 2013
History of the Railways of the London Borough of Bexley, by Tony Riley
All you transport buffs will find this talk right up your street, but so will the inhabitants of Bexley Borough, to learn how railways have changed our way of life.
Monday 12 August 2013
Our August Quiz, by Sally Kirkpatrick
Fabric of Our Town: Crayford's Swaisland Calico Printing and the Chartists, by Peter Daniel
Marking 200 years since the founding of Charles Swaisland's fabric-printing factory in Crayford, Peter will tell us how the workers campaigned for the right to vote.
Monday 14 October 2013
The Later Owners of Red House, by Malcolm Youngs
William Morris lived at the Red House for only six years. Less is known about the nine families who owned the house after 1866, and this will be redressed by Malcolm.
Monday 11 November 2013
Douglas Macmillan: pioneer of care and hope, by Katherine Harding and Denise Baldwin
Katherine and Denise will reveal the touching story of how Douglas Macmillan, who lived in Knoll Road, Sidcup, established a cancer relief charity in 1911.
Monday 9 December 2013
Curiosities of the City of London Part 2, by Stuart Robinson
Part 2 will no doubt be just as fascinating as last year's Part 1, in which Stuart, a London Guide, pointed out those corners and oddities of London which you wouldn't normally notice.