huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields

There are still some events to come at the Huguenot Museum this autumn.

Amanda Thomas, from Friends of Medway Archives (FOMA) wlll give a talk on the significance of Huguenot refugees & their descendants in the Industrial Revolution. By the eighteenth century innovators like the papermaker Henry Fourdrinier and silk weaver George Courtauld were among many making their own unique contribution to British industry. Huguenot involvement in science, technology and engineering is perhaps less well known than the decorative arts, but just as important. Huguenots were involved in the design and manufacture of high quality consumer goods, including watches and clocks.  Without these Britain’s factories would not have operated so efficiently and the new steam-powered locomotives transporting goods to Britain’s ports and cities would not have run on time. Sat 28 October, 2-3.30 £10 including museum admission.

Dr Kathy Chater is well known for her regular talks on tracing Huguenot ancestry, but she returns in November with a different subject, The Legacy of the Huguenots in France in World War II. Many years ago she discovered that one branch of her Huguenot ancestors came from Dieulefit, a small town that in 2008 was awarded the title ‘Righteous Among The Nations’ by Yad Veshem, the Holocaust Research Centre. Another town, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, has the same honour, both for helping Jewish people during the Second World War. Both places have strong Protestant history and individuals in both towns said they were inspired by the persecution of their Huguenot ancestors and drew strength from the legacy of resistance. Thurs 9 November 1-2.30pm £10 including museum admission.

18 November 10am-4pm
Memory Mats
Come and learn the age-old craft of rag-rug making, inspired by Huguenot textiles. £45 pp

This popular family programme continues with Storytime on Thursday mornings and the Saturday Club on the first Saturday of the month when the Huguenot Museum invites families to enjoy a different craft each month. Both activities are drop in and charges apply.

For more details on all programmes including booking information see the Huguenot Museum website

For more information please contact Dinah Winch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01634 789347.
ts were also significant in the development of banking and insurance, science, the arts, the church and the army.
The Huguenots largely settled in the South East of England: in Kent (Canterbury, Rye, Sandwich), East Anglia (Ipswich and Norwich) and London (the City, Soho, Spitalfields, Wandsworth, Westminster, Greenwich). One estimate suggests that one in six people in England are descended from Huguenots and our volunteers can assist people with tracing their Huguenot ancestors.

Huguenot Museum
Open: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission 4.15pm).
Tickets: Adults £4, Concessions £3, Children under 5 free, Family Ticket £10.
Gift Aid your ticket, at no extra cost, for a ticket valid for 12 months

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