Two Summers: Nixon and Trump by Greyhound bus (18th February 2021)
Tim Albert grew up in Lingfield Road about which he spoke to us previously. His early career was as a journalist and he is now an author. His latest book ‘Two Summers: Nixon and Trump by Greyhound bus’ has recently been published.
‘In 1969 the 22-year-old Tim Albert spent three happy months travelling 12,000 miles around the United States on Greyhound buses. Half a century later – to the day – he set out to revisit his trip, armed with his original 30,000-word diary.
Would he find the America of President Trump much altered from the America of President Nixon? How would Greyhound bus travel have changed in a world flooded by motor cars and electronic devices? And would his 72-year-old body last the course?’
John Evelyn (21st January 2021)
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.
A Walk in the Village (10th December 2020)
A talk given by Asif Malik to Wimbledon Society members about the Society’s work in Wimbledon Village
Merton, Morden and Mitcham (11th November 2020)
A historical talk by Mick Taylor on the changing faces of Merton, Morden and Mitcham
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