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Clapham Society Talk – Black Cultural Archives

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Jun 062017
 
Clapham Society Talk - Black Cultural Archives

History of the African and Caribbean Community in Britain Preserved The talk will be about the 30-odd year history of Black Cultural Archives and its past, present and future.  The focus will be on the individuals who made the dream of a Black Heritage Centre a reality and the origins of the organisation in the [Read More]

A Look At The Real Moriarty

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Apr 222017
 
A Look At The Real Moriarty

Peter Jefferson Smith writes about The Real Moriarty A wealthy American was the new tenant arriving in 1886 at West Lodge, an old house on Clapham Common North Side, but he was not what he seemed. He was actually one of the most successful criminals of those times,  Adam Worth, who was said to have [Read More]

Clapham Society Talk – Chelsea Porcelain

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Apr 152017
 
Clapham Society Talk - Chelsea Porcelain

Sir Hans Sloane, Chelsea Porcelain and the Chelsea Physic Garden.   Sally Kevill-Davies will talk about the history of the plants grown at the Chelsea Physic garden and painted on Chelsea porcelain plates during the 1750s. The botanical designs for the plates were named after Hans Sloane, a noted scientist who bought four acres of [Read More]

Clapham Society Talk – Battersea Power Station Past and Present

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Mar 052017
 
Clapham Society Talk - Battersea Power Station Past and Present

Up In Smoke: The Failed Dreams Of Battersea Power Station Author Peter Watts will talk about Battersea Power Station, the building’s illustrious past and it’s fall into ruin while explaining the reasons for the length of time it has taken to save it. The story of how it went from unwanted baby-bleaching monster to much-loved riverside [Read More]

Clapham Society Talk – Bandstand Beds

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Feb 122017
 
Clapham Society Talk - Bandstand Beds

Bandstand Beds: Community Food Growing in Clapham David Dandridge and Diana Linskey will talk about the journey to build Bandstand Beds into a community group that has flourished and put food growing in the heart of Clapham. It has been a bumpy ride but 2016 was a truly productive year for Bandstand Beds, and 2017 [Read More]