CNHSS Newsletter 46 November 2014

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society Newsletter for November 2014 showing the meetings and excursions of the CNHSS and other societies in the south London and Surrey areas.
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    Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society Newsletter No 46  –   November 2014 Dear Friends, I do hope that you are all aware of the change of venue for the talk on 27 th  October. I am sure it will be an interesting evening and I hope to see you there. Lots to do this month with visits and field trips as well as our talks. Don ’ t miss another of our featured WW1 themed talks or our Special Focus afternoon. I am sure you will find something of interest.  Not a Member? Don’t worry, all are welcome to our events and also to other advertised events, details of donations if necessary are noted. Why not join? Please email me for details and an application form, it is excellent value. Don’t forget to keep up to date with our events by following us on Facebook, no need to be a Member of Facebook, just follow this link.!/pages/Croydon-Natural-History-Scientific-Society/106522816087133 Or  join in the conversation on Twitter!/cnhssprogramme   Feel free to forward this on to friends and colleagues. Please email me to have an event included in the next newsletter, or for further information. Please remember, especially if travelling any distance, to check with the organisers of the different events. I try to be accurate, but cannot know if any events, other than CNHSS events have been cancelled. The CNHSS cannot be held responsible for content other than our own talks. Best wishes, Celia Programme Secretary CNHSS    CNHSS MEETINGS FOR INDOOR MEETINGS Indoor meetings are held in the Small Hall of the United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon CR0 5LP at 19.45. Visitors welcome, donations accepted. !IMPORTANT NOTICE! Change of Venue 27 OCTOBER MONDAY  –   TALK “Croydon's Roman and Saxon collections”. Rob Shakespeare, Museum & Archives Manager, Croydon Council, will look at the Roman and Saxon artefacts in the Museum of Croydon's collections and discuss how they are being used to tell the story of Croydon before the 11th century. Rob’s talk will take place in the Riesco Gallery and Foyer of Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon. Please meet in the Foyer of the Library from 7.30 pm. We will be able to view the new display in the central cabinet in the Riesco Gallery and Rob will explain about the collection and discuss the current display. Monday 3rd  –   TALK  –    “The South London Botanical Institute”,   founded by Allan Octavian Hume in 1910, in Tulse Hill, has sought to interest local people in plants and fungi for over a century.   Roy Vickery will describe the Institute’s history and activities, including the recent creation of England’s only Moss Trail.     Wednesday 12th  –   TALK  –    “A very helpful person”. Although not one of our more famous members, William Low Sarjeant was well respected and highly skilled. His influence towards the end of the 1800s will also be discussed  by society member John Greig. An article by WLS can be found in our Transactions (Sarjeant, W. Low (1886). Pond-Life, Proceedings and Transactions of the Croydon Microscopical and Natural History Club, 3(1), ix-x and 5-11.). We also have some microscope slides that he prepared.  Foraminifera , Copyright © 2008 Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society). SATURDAY 22ND  –   FOCUS ON THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS. Building Conservation, the SPAB and Some Cases from Croydon by Matthew Slocombe of the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings; and Martin Higgins will talk on Record and understand  before you change anything! . Last years tea! As usual tea will be provided. David Sweet Hall, ECURC 2.30pm. Donation for Tea, Please bring along cakes or savouries to add to our legendary tea! Also an opportunity to renew your membership or to join the society. Bookstall New and second hand publications. link to where the conservation areas of Croydon documents are located: Downloadable PDF     Croydon The Great War MONDAY 24TH  –   TALK  –    “THE ROLE OF DOGS DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR” . Emma White will focus on the British use of dogs during the war, specifically as messengers on the Western Front. The role of dogs during the First World War is often overlooked. This talk will focus on the British use of dogs during the war, specifically as messengers on the Western Front. Recruitment, training and use during the last year of the war will be discovered and also the ways in which they may have been used had the war not ended in 1918. The Armies of other countries utilised dogs in similar as well as very different ways and these examples will explore how diverse the use of dogs in the First World War was. Images courtesy of Emma White.
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