Upcoming Walk -  Palaces and Mansions of the River Thames, on 1 May

Stroll back in time to when the Thames was lined with mansions and palaces. Discover the events that took place here and meet the people who once lived in these grand houses on the riverbank. 
Hear tales of the earl who loved and lost Elizabeth I, a palace destroyed by the Peasants’ Revolt, the grand mansion where Oliver Cromwell lay in state and the vainest man in England!

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Old Photographs: History, Restoration and Caring for your Collection - A Half-day Course on 2 May

This course will look at the history of photography, identifying some of the early formats and how photography was used to record our social history – actual examples will be brought along to aid identification.  We will then look at some of the problems occurring with old photographs including advice on repairs etc.  In the final section we will look at how to care for our collections from simple photograph albums to archival storage such as that used by museums and libraries, and also advice on framing. 


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