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Weekly meetings take place on Thursday evenings and are normally held in the ‘MBA Lounge’, formerly known as the ‘Times Square Hall’, at the VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey unless stated otherwise under Venue in the programme.
If no specific event is listed it will usually be a social evening.
Meetings start at 20.00. – Talks start at 20.15 unless stated otherwise in the event.

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London’s More Important River – a talk by Jeremy Batch

20 July, 2023 @ 20:00 - 22:00

What do navigational buoys, lighthouses, tidal power, Britain’s first aeroplane, gunpowder,
rockets, the light bulb, the diode, television, electronic warfare, the safety match, the rifle,
the bouncing bomb, plate glass, plastic, petrol, gin, dog biscuits and the world’s most
powerful warship all have in common? Answer: all were invented, developed, manufactured
or tested along the River Lea and its accompanying man-made canal, the Lee Navigation.
It has been our border with Scandinavia, London’s lifeline during the Great Plague, and the
venue for the 2012 Olympic Games. It boasted Britain’s first lock with mitre gates, and now
London’s newest: the Three Mills Lock on the Prescott Channel. What were the Three Mills
used for, and why are there only two?


20 July, 2023
20:00 - 22:00
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Visitors are welcome on any Thursday club night held at the VBS Community Stadium