Local History Conference 2009

44th Local History Conference

SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2009 10am–5pm
City of London School for Girls, Barbican

Pleasure, Parks and Protest

Woodlands and Commons
by Dr. Colin Bowlt, LAMAS Archaeological Committee

The London Square: Islets in our Desert of Brick, Slate and Mud
by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Gardener, Historian and Gardens Adviser to Hampton Court & Kensington Palaces

Common People, Common Land: a History of London’s Open Spaces as Places of Protest
by Michael Berlin, FLL Birkbeck, University of London

The Pleasure Gardens of London: a Creative Use for Open Spaces
by Katrina Burnett, with Kate Semmens (Sop.) and Steven Devine (Harpsichord) from Finchcocks Musical Museum

The Conference will be introduced by Prof. Caroline Barron, President of LAMAS, who will also present the Annual Local History Publications Award.

There will be displays of recent work and publications by Local History Societies.