Our visits and events are open to all unless specified and we hope non-members will enjoy our programme and consider joining the Society.  To book please go to our Eventbrite page   CLICK HERE.

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2020

Date to be confirmed      A History of St James's Park through Trees by Greg Packman, former Royal Parks arboriculturist - Zoom talk

Tuesday 10th November 2020, 6.30pm     The Society’s 34th AGM and Talk, Blue Orchid Rochester Hotel, Vincent Square (Arrangements are being made to facilitate)

SADLY CANCELLED    Monday 7th December 2020, 6.30pm       T@35 Celebrations - Christmas Party, Carols by South Westminster Choir & Raffle Draw, Blue Orchid Wellington Hotel, (entrance on Vincent Square) SW1P 2PA - £14pp

 

2021

Saturday 3rd April 2021, 2pm     Visit to St Stephen’s Church, Rochester Row, SW1P 1LE - £15 members/ £20 non members

St.Stephen's church, Rochester Row, was built in the mid-19th century to reclaim and improve the Devil's Acre. Member John Turpin, who attends St.Stephen’s, will describe the Baroness Burdett-Coutts connection and later developments to the church. Refreshments included.

 

Wednesday 5th May 2021 12.30pm  SOLD OUT - Westminster/Kingsway College, Vincent Square, SW1P 2PD

Lunch in The Vincent Rooms Restaurant and tour - £20 members/ £25 non members

We have pleasure in supporting the students studying on the Professional Chefs Diploma and enjoy a 2 course lunch (wine extra) prepared and served by them in their brasserie restaurant. We will have the opportunity to learn about the college, its courses and see behind the scenes in the kitchens and preparation areas.

 

Tuesday 1st June 2021, 3pm     Visit to RUSI (Royal United Services Institute), 61 Whitehall, SW1A 2ET £15 members / £20 non members  (This visit is likely to be POSTPONED TO 2022 due to building refurbishment)

Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, RUSI has throughout its almost 190 years remained faithful to its heritage and founding principles to generate rational and free-thinking debate on issues of security and defence. Their historic headquarters are steeped in history, being the old Whitehall Palace. Our tour will include the RUSI Library of Military History, a unique collection of historical and cultural importance. Refreshments available.

 

Tuesday 15th June 2021 10.15am    SOLD OUT - Tour of Shepherd’s Bindery and Talk on Antiquarian Books by Anthony Davis, 76 Rochester Row, SW1P 1JU - £15 MEMBERS ONLY

Shepherds Sangorski & Sutcliffe dates back to 1901 and is one of the few large bookbinding companies left in England specialising in fine binding, restoration and conservation.  As well as being given rare access to view their workshop, we have pleasure in hearing a talk from Anthony Davis, member, bibliographer and book collector about the pleasures of forty-five years collecting historic and modern fine bindings.  Anthony will bring along a selection of books for us to see including books with Royal ownership connections, bound and used in Westminster from the seventeenth century onwards and some contemporary designer bindings. The talk will be held at the Blue Orchid Rochester Hotel across the road from Shepherds. Refreshments available.

 


(DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)  T@36 Celebrations – Anniversary Summer Party, Benugo, St James's Park



Saturday 3rd July 2021, 2pm    ‘Caring for the Poor & Vulnerable on Thorney Island’ - A local walk by Michael Marriott. Meet at Broad Sanctuary, SW1P 3EE - £15 members/ £20 non members

Inspired by Lucy Peck’s Newsletter articles on the history of schools in the area, Westminster Guide and member Michael Marriott will lead us through the back streets of Thorney Island, describing the social situation of the past and the establishment of the charity schools, hospitals, almshouses, social housing and children’s homes.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Tuesday 13th July 2020, 2pm  (tbc)        The IncrEDIBLE RHS Collections Tour, Lindley Library, 80 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PE - £15 members /£20 non members

Specialising in garden history and botanical art, explore how the Society aimed to support and enrich the commercial growth of food in the UK through defining fruit varieties, funding plant collecting expeditions, collecting horticultural knowledge from both the past and the present, and sharing that knowledge with the nation. Items on display will include volume 1 of William Hooker’s fruit portraits (1815), A New Orchard and Garden by William Lawson (1635), Robert Hogg’s The Fruit Manual (1860), and the seminal Dig for Victory publication The Vegetable Garden Display’d (1941). 

 

Saturday 25th September 2021, 2pm       T@36 ‘In Celebration of Thorney Island’ - A new local walk by Victor Keegan. Meet at our Archives, 10 Old Pye Street, SW1P 2DG – £15 members/ £20 non members

Victor Keegan will lead a walk around the wider outposts of Thorney Island to where the subterranean Tyburn river meets the Thames near Vauxhall Bridge. On the way we will see the site of the biggest piano manufacturing company in the world, the place where Oliver Cromwell built a fort to keep out Charles I’s army during the civil war and lots more.

 

(DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)    12noon   The Guards Museum and Guards Band Recital in Guards Chapel.  MEMBERS ONLY.  Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, SW1E 6HQ - Free of Charge.

The Guards Museum has given access to a wealth of information and artefacts from the long history of the five regiments of the Foot Guards. This curated tour will include items from the English Civil War, through Waterloo and two World Wars to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Followed by a lunchtime concert featuring one or a combination of the Guards Regimental bands in the Chapel at the Wellington Barracks.


(DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)      T@36 Celebrations - Cocktails and Canapés at The Cinnamon Club, Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU

 

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  • All bookings must be paid for in advance, either via Eventbrite, cheque or BACS
  • Visits & events are non-refundable unless cancelled by TTIS
  • The Society reserves the right to cancel a visit or event due to unforeseen circumstances
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