Come to the general meeting on Tuesday 24 November

Thornhill Square General Meeting November 2015

The time of the meeting has been returned to 7:30 pm from 6:30 pm because it will not now begin with a discussion with Councillor Paul Convery.

The recipients of the donations for filming suggested so far are:

Find out about a builder of Thornhill Square on Thursday 20 March

Thornhill Square General Meeting March 2014

George Sydney Smith Williams built many houses in Thornhill Square and elsewhere, leasing the plots from the Thornhill Estate. While living in Thornhill Square he became a substantial property owner in his own right. One of his great great granddaughters, who holds the family papers, is coming to London especially to talk about his life and works.

Sunflour Bakery of Caledonian Road is very kindly contributing some of the refreshments.

Celebrate the life of Edith Garrud on Saturday 30 June

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One of the people’s plaques chosen in the vote in 2011 was for Edith Garrud (1872-1971), the suffragette and jujutsu teacher who lived at 60 Thornhill Square. Wikipedia has an account of her life.

The plaque is to be unveiled outside 60 Thornhill Square at 1:00 pm on Saturday 30 June. After the unveiling there will be a reception at St Andrew’s Church, a short walk from the house.

The house was later occupied by Lisa Pontecorvo (1944-2008), who is commemorated here.