Interest Group - Historic Britain
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This group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10am.

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Current Group Status: Vacancies

The meetings last about two hours.

Those who are able so to do take a turn at hosting meetings in their houses.

The objective of the groups is to learn something of the history of our great capital city from the comfort of our own homes.

The following are just a few of the topics which we have studied or have in mind to study together:

Fit for a king - 1,000 years of Royal Residences
Runners, Peelers and Rozzers - law and order on the streets.
From horse-bus to bendy-bus - public transport overground.
London's poor - parish relief, workhouses and debtors' prisons.
Plagues and Fires - years of disaster.
Crossing the Thames - London's tunnels and bridges.
The great church-builder - Sir Christopher Wren.
The great Tower of London

Normally we discuss one topic at each meeting, the topics being decided at the previous meeting. One or more members of the group will undertake research on each topic and will introduce the subject to be studied. Other members wishing to do so will also carry out research and contribute to the discussion, thus pooling our joint knowledge of the topic in the best spirit of the U3A!

Refreshment will be taken during the session.