Talks Programme 2023

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.  However due to Charlton House requiring essential renovation works, the next 3 meetings will be held at St Luke’s. The next meeting is scheduled on Saturday 18th February, at St Luke’s, a presentation by David Meaden, on artist JMW Turner.

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

For the full proposed schedule for 2023 please click here although please bear in mind the programme could be subject to change.

Next presentation:

– 18th February: JMW Turner, artist, Sandycombe Lodge, presented by David Meaden

David Meaden is a retired Education Adviser. Since 2011, he has been a volunteer guide at Turner’s House and also carries out research into some of the lesser-known personalities in Turner’s circle. A dozen or so of these can be found in the Untold Lives blog on the British Library website.

In 1807, JMW Turner, already a successful artist and newly appointed Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, bought some land in Twickenham on which to build a house. This was to become his refuge from the stresses of his busy professional and private life in London. But why Twickenham? David will explore Turner’s connection with Twickenham and lead us on a virtual tour of the house, both before and after its restoration in 2016.

We look forward to welcoming you

 

Previous 2023 presentations

– 21st January: Margaret Taylor, Eltham Street Names. For presentation, please click here

 

Previous 2022 presentations:

– 17th December: Tim Anderson, Charlton Music

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

– 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