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Time and Talents

The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4JE United Kingdom

September 2018

Robert Stephenson: The Gruesome History of Bodysnatching

Wednesday 26 September @ 7.15pm
Time and Talents, The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4JE United Kingdom
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£3

The proliferation of anatomy schools in the late 18th century created a huge demand for dead bodies on which to practice dissection. Most corpses used were supplied by unscrupulous individuals prepared to violate fresh graves for the considerable profits involved. This illustrated talk will describe the activities of the ‘resurrection men’ and the sudden demise of this of unholy activity after the Anatomy Act was passed in 1832.

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October 2018

Pat Kingwell: What About The Workers? Some Aspects of the Staff of Southwark Park 1869-2018

Wednesday 31 October @ 7.15pm
Time and Talents, The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4JE United Kingdom
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£3

Pat Kingwell is an author of local histories, including Our Park (2012); The Bygone Friends of Southwark Park: Volume One 1856-1914 (2016); Once Upon A Street In Bermondsey (2016); and Once Upon A Street In Rotherhithe (2017).

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November 2018

Paul Keefe: A Talk on Albert McKenzie

Wednesday 28 November @ 7.15pm
Time and Talents, The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4JE United Kingdom
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£3

A talk on Bermondsey-born Albert McKenzie, who earned the Victoria Cross in the Zebrugge Raid in April 1918. His memorial stands in Tower Bridge Road.

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December 2018

Jennie Howells: Biscuits, Chocolate & Jam

Wednesday 12 December @ 7.15pm
Time and Talents, The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch Street
London, SE16 4JE United Kingdom
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Jennie Howells will be talking about the history of the food industry in the local area Jennie has been studying and researching the history of Bermondsey ever since she moved to the area over twenty years ago. An experienced speaker, she has given many illustrated talks and also led neighbourhood walks. She has worked on local area trail guides and a short film about the Leathermarket community. She is a member of the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society.

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