About the Society: Society meetings

Forthcoming meetings and how to get there

Our public meetings are held on the second Wednesday of most months at Herne Hill United Church Hall, Herne Hill (junction with Red Post Hill), London SE24 9PW.

Summer 2016 programme

For venue (unless otherwise stated), see the map at the bottom of this page. Our guest will normally speak for 50 - 60 minutes, followed by around 15 minutes for questions and discussion. Then we take a refreshment break, a raffle and announcements.

Meetings are free and open to non-members, so bring your friends along. But as no tickets are issued, we cannot guarantee a seat.

We start promptly at 7:45pm (doors open at 7:30pm). Please arrive before the speaker is introduced to avoid disturbing others.

Sat 4 June, 6:00pm
“Brixton Windmill at 200”
by Jean Kerrigan

at Brockwell Hall

2016 is the bicentenary of Brixton’s historic windmill, built in 1816 when Brixton Hill was farmland. It was the last windmill working within inner London, producing flour right up to 1934, when Joshua John Ashby, the last of the family of millers who worked here for 118 years, finally retired.

The Friends of Windmill Gardens, a local community-based charity, campaigned for the restoration of the Grade II* listed building in 2001. Each summer since then they have regularly opened this hidden gem for free guided tours to the public.

Jean Kerrigan is Chair of the Friends of Windmill Gardens

Wed 14 September, 7:45pm
Title TBC
by Kate Mackintosh, architect

Kate Mackintosh is the architect of Dawson Heights, among many other famous London buildings.

Wed 12 October, 7:45pm
“Lt. George Bemand”
by S I Martin

Lt. George Bemand, a mixed-race officer, was killed in action in WWI. His family lived in Herne Hill and he went to Dulwich College.

The venue, and how to get there

Herne Hill United Church Hall is the smaller building next to the Church. It is on the 68/468 and P4 bus routes, and a 15-min walk from the following stations: Herne Hill, Denmark Hill, Loughborough Junction and North Dulwich.

The hall is accessible to wheelchair users.

Meetings you may have missed

To get an idea of the sort of events we put on, go to our Facebook page. Talks are reviewed in our quarterly Herne Hill magazine.