Exhibition and Talk at Upminster Library re Thomas Lewis Wilson

Havering Libraries’ Local Studies Library, together with local historian and author, Tony Benton, have created an exhibition to mark the centenary of the death of the Upminster historian, Thomas Lewis Wilson, who died on June 27th 1919.

Wilson was the first published author of a history specifically about any of the towns and villages in Havering, with his Sketches of Upminster in 1856, followed in 1881 with the illustrated History and Topography of Upminster. His books and research papers have been a major resource and inspiration for local historians in the district ever since.

The exhibition opens at Upminster Library on 27th June 2019 and runs until 25th July 2019.

In addition, Tony is giving a talk on 4th July at 7pm “Upminster’s Historian – Thomas Lewis Wilson 1833-1919”. Tickets are available from Upminster Library £2.00, booking is essential. Telephone Upminster Library on 01708 434 933 for further details.

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