'This Unfortunate and Ignored Locality': The Lost Squares of Stepney

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A lecture by William Palin

The Pewterers’ Hall, Oat Lane, EC2V 7DE

Wednesday 10 November, 6:30pm - tickets £15 in advance (includes wine and nibbles)

The Heritage of London Trust invites you to an enthralling lecture into the history of lost heritage gems of East London, Swedenborg Square and Wellclose Square.  Highly respected historian William Palin, of SAVE Britain’s Heritage, will chart the history of the streets and squares surrounding Hawksmoor’s great masterpiece of St George in the East.  Once home to sailors, Swedish merchants and Jewish immigrants its Georgian terraces survived the Blitz only to be swept away in the 1960s to make way for new housing.  William Palin will recount some of the fascinating stories of the people and industries that have shaped East London’s heritage.

The Worshipful Company of Pewterers have kindly offered the use of their hall for this fundraising lecture. Built in 1960, the hall holds many treasures of the Worshipful Company, including metalwork, 17th century panelling, Georgian chandeliers and fine china.

Please join us for what promises to be an enjoyable and interesting evening. Following the lecture enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles while viewing some of the Pewterers’ metalwork in the Livery Room.

For tickets send a cheque for £15 made payable to Heritage of London Trust to Mrs Tara Draper-Stumm, MA, FSA, Fundraising & Friends Events, Heritage of London Trust, 34 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH.

email tara@heritageoflondon.com, tel: 020 7730 9472

This page was added on 19/10/2010.