Maps, Travels and More

Our 11 January talk by Tom Harper, historian and curator of the British Libray's latest exhibition, on “Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line” was well attended and very enjoyable. Here are details of the next two public meetings.


Wednesday 8 February: “From Sumo to Ainu: Traveller's Tales from Japan” by Peter Bradley, local historian

Lured by a desire to see weighty men wrestling and to discover more about its indigenous people, Peter Bradley paid a three-week visit to Japan in cherry blossom season. From calligraphy to cuisine and temples to toilets, he gives his own idiosyncratic take on the Land of the Rising Sun.

Wednesday 8 March: Annual General Meeting followed by “Herne Hill Remembered: Uncovering the Community’s First World War Experience” by Dan Townsend, Head of History, Charter School

A project is planned to research and publish the stories of those who lost their lives in WW1 and create a lasting memorial to them.

Herne Hill Society Meetings at Herne Hill United Church Hall. Free, all welcome. Doors open at 7:30 for 7:45pm start. Please try to arrive before the speaker is introduced, to avoid disturbance to others.

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