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Evelyn200 First Tuesday: Gillian Darley - John Evelyn in Deptford

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Festa sul Prato

222 Trundleys Road

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SE8 5JE

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Gillian Darley has written the difinitive bioagraphy on John Evenlyn. The book entitled 'Living for Ingenuity' uses much of the polymaths unpublished archive to bring together his life story. In this illustrated talk Gillian will focus on how he came to Sayes Court, Deptford, how it, and his famous garden, came to be a symbol of public access and clean air.

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Gillian Darley - Biography

Gillian Darley is an architectural and landscape writer, journalist and broadcaster. She has written several biographies, including on Octavia Hill who tried to secure Sayes Court for the future, well before the foundation of the National Trust. Her next book is Excellent Essex, a celebration of a denigrated county, due late 2018.

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Festa sul Prato is a cafe/restaurant in Folkestone Gardens. The licensed bar will be open at costs and a selection of free cold meats and antipasti will be available.

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