Saturday Lecture: The History of Chislehurst - Fortune and Distinction

Ref: C2420027

Lubbock Road is named after Sir John Lubbock, anthropologist, banker and MP who gave us Bank Holidays and much more besides. Charles Darwin and General Gordon were visitors to the road which was home to many distinctive Victorians including a suffragette and the man who took the first aerial photograph of London. Joanna will recount their stories based on the research for her newly published local history book. An illustrated lecture followed by a Q and A.

Course aim

To hear from a local author about her newest publication; a local history of the lives of the people who first lived where she now does. Revealing not only the actual Victorian lives but also how the stories were gleaned.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • gain some insights into Victorian entrepreneurs and their families, the burgeoning middle class from 1860 onwards.
  • learn about researching your own home, using census information and local archives.
  • discuss how Chislehurst was developed following the arrival of both the railway and the exiled Emperor of the French, Napoleon III.

How will I be taught?

  • Lecture based delivery

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • This is a one off lecture during which the tutor will ask questions to check understanding

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Saturday Lecture: The History of Chislehurst - Fortune and Distinction

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