An 1890s Indian Visitor to Crystal Palace – and New Cross?

The Reverand Thomas B. Pandian of Madras (sometimes known as T.B. Pandian or T.B. Pandiyan) was a Hindu convert to Christianity who came to England in 1893 to raise awareness of the plight of low caste 'Pariahs'. His travels in this country inspired his book 'England to an Indian Eye, Or, English Pictures from an ...

Viictorian New Cross Studio Photographs

Some more vintage studio photos from the New Cross area.Frustratingly there is no detail about the subjects, but they tell us plenty about London hair and clothes styles in late Victorian London.The first  few were taken at R.F. Barnes's studio, Mortham House, Lewisham High Road, New Cross. According to Photo London, the full address was ...

Queen Victoria’s Wars: Guided Walk

Our next guided walk, led by the inimitable Mike Guilfoyle, will feature visits to some of the graves of soldiers, diplomats and surgeons who saw action during Queen Victoria's reign in the furthest reaches of the British Empire from the Ashanti to the Anglo-Zulu War.The walk starts at 2:00pm on Saturday 5th October and is free though donations are welcome.  Meet by ...