Invitation to The Westminster History Club

26 March, 2013 - 19:00
City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1

Do join us for the next meeting of the Club, and enjoy the view of London from the Mayor’s Reception Rooms on the 18th Floor of City Hall, 64 Victoria Street. If you would like to come, please contact elizabeth.williamson@sas.ac.uk as it would help us to plan the evening. Each ticket costs £10 at the door and enables you to enjoy both the talk and a convivial glass of wine.

LOST LONDON 1870-1945

If you are interested in exploring Westminster’s past and the lives of its residents, you will want to  come on an astonishing photographic journey through the long-vanished streets, yards and alleys of Georgian and Victorian London with best-selling author, Philip Davies. In his talk to the Westminster History Club, Philip will lead us into the tantalisingly familiar, but also hauntingly remote past.  From the old aristocratic mansions of Whitehall and Mayfair to the squalid slums of Westminster and Aldwych, he will show a world in transition at the dawn of the 20th century.

Dr Philip Davies is an historian and chartered town planner and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society. For many years English Heritage’s Planning and Development Director for London and South-East England, he was at the forefront of managing change to London’s most important historic buildings and places. He now combines research and writing with a successful consultancy.

Those who come to the talk will be able to review and order copies of Lost London 1870-1945Panoramas of Lost London 

and Philip's latest book London Hidden Interiors at special discounted  prices.

Meeting on Tuesday 25th June 2013

Our next meeting will focus on a talk by the well-known historian of medieval art, Dr Nicola Coldstream FSA, entitled IMAGERY & CULT AT THE SHRINE OF ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR. Do put that date in your diary too.