Talks Programme 2022

The Charlton Society usually holds talks on matters of local interest, normally on the third Saturday of every month, in Charlton House, or, on occasion, The Assembly Rooms, from 2.30pm. The next meeting is scheduled on Saturday 19th November, at Charlton House, a presentation by Committee member Mark James, on Charlton and the Tram.

Where possible we also upload the presentations on to the website.

For the full proposed schedule for 2022 please click here although please bear in mind the programme could be subject to change.

Next presentation:

– 19th November: Charlton and the Tram, presented by Mark James, TfL

This talk will explore Charlton’s central role in the London Tramway network. The LCC which had acquired, by compulsory purchase, the horse tramway networks, selected a site in Charlton to be its central repair works for its large fleet of electric trams. Because of the works’ central role in the London tram network, the routes serving the Charlton and Woolwich area were the last in London, running until 1952. The remaining trams from across South London were scrapped at a temporary scrapyard at Penhall Road, Charlton at a site known colloquially as the ‘tramatorium’.  

Mark James is a Charlton Society Committee member and has a lifetime interest in transport. He was a councillor on the Royal Borough of Greenwich from 2010-22 and served as Chair of Planning. Mark works for TfL as a Project Sponsor. This talk is given in a personal capacity.

This is a change to the Talk advertised

We look forward to welcoming you

 

Previous 2022 presentations:

– 15th October: 1951 Festival of Britain Pleasure Gardens – Battersea Park, presented by Helen Brown, landscape architect

– 17th September: The Stained Glass of St Luke’s, presented by Churchwarden Joseph Spooner

 – 16th July 2022: Creating a museum and archive space at Charlton House, presented by Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust Chief Executive, Tracy Stringfellow

18th June 2022: Commonwealth & Gurkha Garden at St George’s Garrison Church, presented by Woolwich Garrison Church Trust Chairman, Tim Barnes

– 21st May 2022: Save Our Village Action Plan (SOVAP) presented by The Charlton Society Committee (at Charlton House). For presentation, please click here

23rd April 2022: Charlton Open-Air School, presented by George Burton. For presentation, please click here

To accompany George Burton’s presentation, please click here for further details regarding the Charlton open-air school, written in 1957 by Frank Jefferson who was head teacher at the school and oversaw the move from Shrewsbury Park to Charlton Park.

– 19th March 2022: Charlton House Gardens, presented by Kathy Aitken, Charlton & Blackheath Amateur Horticultural Society (CABAHS).

– 19th February 2022: Charlton Histories of Home presented by Naomi Oppenheim (at Charlton House). An interactive presentation which is currently an exhibition at Charlton House until May 31st 2022 

– 15th January 2022: Charlton: Greenwich Riverside: Upper Watergate to Angerstein presented by Dr Mary Mills (virtual presentation)

 

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Suggestions for future speakers and subject matter are always welcomed, let us know: click here 

– 21st May 2022: Save Our Village Action Plan (SOVAP) presented by The Charlton Society Committee (at Charlton House). For presentation, please click here

23rd April 2022: Charlton Open-Air School, presented by George Burton. For presentation, please click here

To accompany George Burton’s presentation, please click here for further details regarding the Charlton open-air school, written in 1957 by Frank Jefferson who was head teacher at the school and oversaw the move from Shrewsbury Park to Charlton Park.

– 19th March 2022: Charlton House Gardens, presented by Kathy Aitken, Charlton & Blackheath Amateur Horticultural Society (CABAHS).

– 19th February 2022: Charlton Histories of Home presented by Naomi Oppenheim (at Charlton House). An interactive presentation which is currently an exhibition at Charlton House until May 31st 2022 

– 15th January 2022: Charlton: Greenwich Riverside: Upper Watergate to Angerstein presented by Dr Mary Mills (virtual presentation)

 

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Suggestions for future speakers and subject matter are always welcomed, let us know: click here