Thursday 21 January 2020 at 7.30pm (recording now available)

John Evelyn

 

Julian Pooley from the Surrey History Centre shares with us the story of this environmental pioneer in whose footsteps we walk.

John Evelyn was a 17th Century diarist virtuoso and horticulturalist born in Surrey at Wotton. His family gained wealth through the gunpowder industry. His diary was published first by the early 19th century antiquary William Bray.

The John Evelyn Club was founded by Richardson Evans in 1904 – this became the Wimbledon Society some 50 years ago.