Kirtles, Corsets and…..Curtains!

Kirtles, Corsets and…..Curtains!

For our very first face to face meeting Sarah Slater from Hampton Court visited us to talk to us about….. Kirtles, Corsets and Curtains. It was just great to really see Sarah & to see all our friends after so long, Sarah talked about her journey into...
August Book Club

August Book Club

In August, we read A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry. Set in the 1870s, this is the story of Winona, a Native American orphaned in the American Civil War and adopted by two soldiers.  Growing up with them on a farm in Tennessee, she is educated and loved and...
July Book Club

July Book Club

This month a full turnout discussed Capital by John Lanchester. The story focuses on Pepys Road, an imaginary street in South London of late Victorian houses built for the lower middle classes but now only affordable by the very rich. By including residents and those...
Pimms by the Pond!

Pimms by the Pond!

Our first face to face get together of this year was just fabulous. We had a social on Barnes Green, near Barnes Pond.  There was so much news to catch up on and, best of all, was just seeing people for real Рnot on a Zoom. Congratulations and thanks to...
Mother’s Ruin

Mother’s Ruin

What a fascinating talk this was! Mildred Freeman, aka The Lady Historian and dressed in full Victorian costume walked us through the history of gin. Starting in the early 1100s and traveling through to our modern gin revolution she regaled us with tales of bravery,...
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