An Online Talk and the 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 13th January 2021 at 7pm
Peter Guillery, architectural historian and editor of the Survey of London, spoke about ’18th-Century Artisans’ Houses in and around Deptford’. An authority on London’s evolving neighbourhoods, Peter says Deptford was “an important town in its own right, growing up around and away from its naval dockyard, and strongly artisanal in character.”
The Brookmill Road Conservation Area, located to the south in an area known as Deptford New Town, “begun early in the nineteenth century, was fully built up in the mid-Victorian decades and perpetuated the local dominance of ordinary working people. The area’s attractive streets of two-storey houses survive better than forerunners from earlier Deptford, and so carry great significance as a reminder of Deptford’s unique history.”
The Society’s Annual General Meeting followed the talk. The Chair’s report is available here.