Learn about the local area at four Sunday evening talks in March and April
6.15 for 6.45 start, finishing 8.00
Time: February 25th
Tide: March 11th
Open Space: 25th March
Boat: April 22nd
Tickets £5.00 per talk. Pay on the door at The Brookmill Pub, 65 Cranbrook Rd, St John’s, Deptford SE8 4EJ Tel: 020 8333 0899
Talks will be recorded for anyone unable to access the upstairs room.
Talk 1: Time
Before the pips, the speaking clock and computer time, how did anyone set their clocks and watches?
Local resident David Rooney, Keeper of Technologies and Engineering at the Science Museum, will relate the remarkable story of Ruth Belville who, against the odds, distributed time in Greenwich, Deptford and far beyond.
Talk 2: Tide
Clinging to the Edge. Wildlife in the tidal Ravensbourne from Lewisham, Brookmill Park to Deptford Creek. Nick Bertrand of Creekside Discovery Centre will give an illustrated talk about the ebb and flow of life in recent decades.
Talk 3: Green Space
John Evelyn had a vision of building Elysium in the middle of the city. His 17th Century garden at Sayes Court has played a pivotal role far beyond Deptford in the history of parks and open spaces. Project leaders, Bob Bagley and local resident Roo Angell, will talk about this early environmentalist, his Deptford garden and international influence.
Talk 4: Boat
Local boat resident and restorer, Julian Kingston, is a founder of the Build the Lenox project, a venture to rebuild a timber fighting ship first launched 330 years ago from Henry VIII’s Royal Dockyards. He will talk about the amazing history of 17th and 18th century boatbuilding in Deptford.
These talks are organised by The Friends of Brookmill Park and kindly hosted by the Brookmill Pub. Proceeds go towards promotion and enhancement of the park, its wildlife, planting and amenities. Any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org