RB History Society Talks – A Tribute to Stephen Humphrey

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31st May 2017 @ 19:15 Europe/London Timezone
Time and Talents
Old Mortuary
St Marychurch St, London SE16 4JE
£2 / Membership option available
The Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society

A Tribute to Stephen Humphrey

Historian Stephen Humphrey

Rotherhithe and Bermondsey History Society Talk

Speakers: Len Reilly and Steve Potter and others

Join us as we pay tribute to Stephen Humphrey, former President of the RBHS, esteemed local historian and a true gentleman. Stephen passed away last November, a remarkable man who is greatly missed by the local community for his knowledge of the area and his charisma.

Southwark local historian and columnist Stephen Humphrey wrote eight books on the history of Southwark borough and worked for more than 30 years at Southwark’s Local History Library in Angel Place, Borough, until retiring in 2010.

Today those who knew him will be devoting the evening to his life and work, with guests including former colleagues Len Reilly and Steve Potter.




The Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society

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.


The Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society aim is to share the history of Rotherhithe, Bermondsey and the surrounding area through regular Speaker-led meetings (open to all guests) and twice-yearly historical walks (members only).

The RBHS is a local history group encouraging a shared interest in the history of the local communities of Rotherhithe and Bermondsey and surrounding areas.

You are very welcome to join our meetings as a guest (£2). If you would like to become a member, please go to our membership page for full details.

Becoming a member.

Becoming a member is simple. Membership costs £9.90 per annum 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.

To download a membership form please click here

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


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