RBHS Talk: An introduction to the East India Company

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29th March 2017 @ 19:30 Europe/London Timezone
Time and Talents
Old Mortuary
St Marychurch St, London SE16 4JE
£2 / Membership option available
The Rotherhithe and Bermondsey History Society

An introduction to the East India Company

The Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society

Rotherhithe and Bermondsey History Society Talk

Speaker: Margaret Makepeace

Margaret Makepeace from the British Library will be talking to us regarding the East India Company

Dr Margaret Makepeace is Lead Curator for the East India Company Records at the British Library.  She has worked with the collections in the India Office Records since 1979 and is a qualified archivist.

Margaret has written about a variety of aspects of the history of the East India Company: trade on the Guinea Coast, dealings with Armenian merchants, and the Company’s London business operations.

She manages the British Library’s history blog ‘’ which draws out from the shadows little-known stories from the past 

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Becoming a member.

Becoming a member is simple. Membership costs £9.90 which is less then 90p a meeting.

Membership entitles you to

  1.  Twice yearly newsletter; The Chronicle.
  2. Exclusive access to two historical walks in June and July organised by the group
  3. Subsidised admission
  4. Updates and invitations to historical events run by other history groups and organisations.

For more information, contact our membership registrar at membership@rbhistory.org.uk
or come along to your first meeting and give your form to one of the committee members. You can pay your membership fee by cheque or cash.

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Attending as a guest.

If you are unsure whether you would like to be a member but would like to attend to hear a particular speaker you are warmly welcome. The cost to attend one meeting is £2 and can be paid on the door. If you would like to become a member at the meeting please speak to a committee member who will provide a membership form

About The Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society

The Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society’s aim is to encourage interest in the history of Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, the surrounding area, Docklands and the River Thames.

It was established in 1994 in the days of the London Docklands Development Corporation (L.D.D.C.). This quango, established in 1981 to regenerate the disused docks, sought to engage the local community by funding local history lectures.  Diana Rimel of Goldsmiths College organised these in the former Dock Offices on Surrey Quays Road and in 1994, when the L.D.D.C. withdrew, Time & Talents stepped in and re-packaged the talks as its local history group.



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