An interesting Zoom meet

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mrs bouquet

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An interesting Zoom meet
« on: November 05, 2020, 16:39 »
Organised by a very qualified U3A local member.  It was all about the Heugonots in France, badly persecuted, and why they left and many of them settled in London.   They were very skilled crafts-people and settled mainly around Spitalfield.    I wish school had been a bit more like this, then perhaps I might have been good at something.  Still never to old to learn .    Mrs Bouquet
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Re: An interesting Zoom meet
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2020, 20:49 »
We have Heugonots on my mum's side, several grandmas back

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Re: An interesting Zoom meet
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2020, 21:45 »
The Huguenot silk weaver's houses in London's  Spitalfields  are very interesting and they're the last ones left (the ones in Bethnal Green were pulled down and horrid blocks of flats were built there   >:() Dan Cruickshank and Will Palin (who also saved the Georgian Terrace and Dockyard Church in Sheerness) have worked tirelessly to save many of the Spitalfields houses.
Once you get drawn into history/historical sites, it often becomes a passion. So watch out Mrs B, it'll be something to do through a cold, dark and miserable winter though  :D
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Re: An interesting Zoom meet
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 13:04 »
The lady did show us lots of pictures of the old Spital Fields, the houses and churches etc.   I was drawn to it and spent the evening reading more about them and the Calvinists.   The latter was difficult for me to understand and it was interesting that they are mostly Presbyterians and some Baptists etc.    I am not using this thread in anyway in a religious context  !!  It was just so historically interesting.    Open University here I come     ::)   Mrs B



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