12 October 2018

Life in the 1800s- Rivers

RIVERS IN THE 1800s
Model of Bucklers Hard
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Our October meeting discussed our choice of a river, and what took place on it. 3 reports were given on the Medway for transport, ship building and the mills, then we heard about the Wandle having pure water used in cloth production from Croydon to Wandsworth and lastly the Beaulieu river strategically important for building wooden ships with a museum at Bucklers Hard near Southampton, and Mulberry Harbour sections during the war. It was never attacked.

We would like a couple of new members to this group. Now 5 years old, this group will probably look at the previous century after Christmas.  Do contact me if you are interested.  Next meeting is 'POSH FOOD'. so each of us will present an aspect. Date: 20th November 10-12. Venue: Alan's in Oxted.  Christine Byrne 1800s@edenbridgeu3a.co.uk