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The Forgotten Weavers' Housing of the Spitalfields Silk District
Thu 20 July 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
The houses of Georgian Spitalfields might seem well known. However, alongside the silk-merchants' houses that currently line the streets, there were also tenements and cottages for the weavers of Spitalfields' vital silk industry. Few of these humble dwellings survive. In this talk, Peter Guillery reconstructs the character of this forgotten Georgian Spitalfields, examining remaining fragments alongside archival evidence.
Peter Guillery is a senior historian and editor at the Survey of London, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, the author of The Small House in Eighteenth-Century London and an editor of Mobilising Housing Histories: learning from London's past.
Includes wine reception.
Refunds will only be given if places are cancelled more than 48hours prior to an event (minus the booking fee) or if an event is cancelled by GHL.