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Writer, journalist and historian C.J. Schüler will be discussing his book The Wood That Built London in an illustrated talk chaired by literary journalist Suzi Feay.

Standing in the busy streets of South London today, it is hard to imagine that much of this suburban townscape was once a vast wood, stretching unbroken for almost seven miles from Croydon to the Thames at Deptford.

Drawing on historic documents, maps and environmental evidence, this compelling narrative charts the fortunes of the Great North Wood that once covered much of what is now South London: its ecology, ownership and management, the gradual encroachment of the metropolis, and the battles fought by locals and the London Wildlife Trust to save what remained.
The Hearn Recital Room, Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London, SE3 9RQ

Tuesday 16th May 2023

C.J. Schüler: The Wood That Built London

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Event Type(s) Talks and Debates
Tickets / Admission £ 10
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