Monday 8 June 2009

Fire, water and a fete

Yet another events post! With the Story of London and Postman's Park celebrations, there have been a lot of interesting things going on and this weekend looks like another busy one:

Friday is the London Fire Brigade Museum open day. If those bits of firefighting history we came across in the Postman's Park stories interested you, then do make the most of this chance to visit. Normally the museum is by appointment only, but on Friday 11am-3pm you're welcome to drop in at Winchester House, 94 Southwark Bridge Road (admission free).

Saturday, let's hope for fine weather as it's the St Nicholas' Church Fete here in Deptford. From noon until 6pm there will be lots of attractions including drama, a coconut shy, music, dance and all sorts of food.

Sunday offers a Greenwich walk with a difference, organised by the Thames Discovery Programme. They aim to share knowledge about, and encourage involvement in, recording and understanding the archaeology of the Thames foreshore. (I went on a previous walk - and went on to do part one of their volunteer training on Saturday, and it's fascinating.) Sunday's walk aims to see what survives of the old Tudor river stairs and other foreshore features before going back up the stairs to visit the Naval Hospital. It's free, but numbers are limited so you need to book: click here for details.

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