On Saturday 11th October I’ll be at the City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann’s Street, London SW1P 2DE for a *free* all day event –
Writing Historical Fiction…
…the Westminster Way!
10:00am- 10:45pm Tour: Westminster Archives search room
11:15am- 1:00pm Walk: A walk around Georgian Westminster
2:00pm- 4:00pm Talk: Resources for Writing Historical Fiction
To get your free ticket simply call the Archives Centre on 020 7641 5180
Archive staff will talk you through how to explore the wealth of riches in their collection and will have fascinating items on display for you to take a close-up look. On my walk we will pass from some of the worst slums in London to the centre of power and privilege, join Wordsworth on Westminster Bridge, see where the semaphore towers sending signals to Nelson’s fleet have been replaced by modern wireless aerials, view the Prince of Wales’ Bomb and locate the site of Astley’s Ampitheatre before returning past where Charles II’s ostriches lived, down Cockpit Steps in the wake of Hogarth and back to the Archives Centre.
In the afternoon I’ll be giving an illustrated talk about how the Archives can help you dig deep into the past for your historical writing.
Top of the page: one of the vivid prints from the Archive Centre collection
Above: The Royal Cockpit by Hogarth