Thursday, 1 October 2009

Black history month - riverside walk

A chance to find out more about black history in Deptford, at an event that is planned as part of black history month.

Join author S.I Martin & the Thames Discovery Programme on a guided walk and find out more about the Black heritage of Deptford, Greenwich and the River Thames.

19th October 2009 2pm at St. Nicholas’ Church, Deptford

This walk from St Nicholas' Church in Deptford to St Alfege in Greenwich takes us through almost 500 years of Black history in South East London. Learn more about:
• Black dockworkers at Red House Wharf
• Black sailors, free labourers and their families in Deptford and Greenwich
• Hawkins, Drake and St Nicholas' Church
• Watergate Street
• The Dreadnought and The Royal Naval Hospital
• The Deptford Riots of 1949
The walk will feature notes from 18th century Black writers including Olaudah Equiano, Ignatius Sancho and Jupiter Hammon.

More information about this and other events in Lewisham can be found here.

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Hi there Deptford Dame - I love your blog and read it and link to it often! I live in and love Deptford too! Check out my blog (MyMetropole) and maybe you'd even want to meet up one day!

Deptford dame said...

hi Jessica

welcome to the SE London blogosphere - I'll drop in to your blog now and again to see what you're up to!
DD