The Charlton Society’s last meeting was to celebrate the role of women’s suffrage in Greenwich. Presented by Carolyn Ayres, who has been working for the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust since 2012. Thank you to all attended. Carolyn has been responsible for curating the exhibition, Freedom of Spirit, which explored the role of women’s suffrage in the area. This passion has continued with projects, Greenwich 100, Here Come the Girls and the commemorative Victoria Cross Paving Stone project. Caroyln is currently the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust’s Facilities Manager.
The Charlton Society’s Annual General Meeting on October 26th 2019 was a huge success, thank you to all who attended – we even had to order more cups and saucers! This was an important meeting where Committee Members were elected.
It was a significant forum for all members to have the opportunity to raise concerns in the community, and an important opportunity to discuss and outline issues the Charlton Society should prioritise. There are many concerns residents have, from housing developments, traffic volume, education provision, plus also the preservation of our heritage sites in the area. Every voice counts. Thank you for coming and having your say.
After the AGM, there was a presentation by The Most Reverend Seraphim Newman-Norton on Spencer Perceval (1762-1812), the United Kingdom’s only assassinated Prime Minister and his connection with Charlton. After the presentation there was the opportunity to go to the Charlton parish church of St Luke’s where Spencer Perceval is buried in the family vault and to view his portrait bust.
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Spencer Perceval (1762-1812)
Please see below the presentation given by architectural historian Peter Guillery on Michael Richards at Charlton House on 18th May 2019. Please click on the link to download the document.