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What’s To Do?

Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 07/01/2011

We hoped to give you lots of weekend activity ideas for our first Friday post of 2011, but it seems that there’s a bit of a slowdown after the Christmas and New Year holidays. Thankfully the Geffrye Museum and the Museum of London have a few things you might find interesting…

On Saturday 8th January the Geffrye Museum has free events for children and young people aged 5-19. For 5-11 year olds there is a ‘Creative Calenders’ workshop, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00 – 4.00pm, where you can make a calendar to kick-start the New Year, and for 11 to 19 year olds there is a ‘Neon New year’ workshop, 2.00 – 4.00pm, where you can create glow-in-the-dark badges, magnets, key rings or jewellery using a range of fluorescent materials. Both events are free and on a first come first served basis, register 30 minutes before each workshop.

Also on Saturday there is a chance to visit one of the Geffrye’s 18th-century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times.  Timed entries are at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm. Tickets: Adults £2.00, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors and children under 16 free. Numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For full details on all events at the Geffrye, check out their link:

On Sunday 9th January at the Museum of London, 1.30pm – Characters from history: William, World War II evacuee: Evacuated from London, William’s life is turned upside down. Join him as he learns about air raids, buzz bombs, swing music, chewing gum and being away from home.

If none of these events interest you, don’t forget that you check out lots of local places of interest through the links to the right…

As you may know, we made some donations from the book club money in December. We received a lovely e-mail from the Helen Bamber Foundation, who received a donation as a result of a suggestion from one of our supporters. It is nice to know that the money you donate via the bookstall is so appreciated. So, if you’ve any books that you no longer want pop them in to us – they’ll be enjoyed by someone else and do some good too!

Dear staff at the Boundary estate community launderette,

My name is Samuel Miles and I work at the Helen Bamber Foundation. A
written letter from us is on its way to you now thanking you for your kind
donation to our vital work. Again, thank you so very much.

I just wanted to know how your group heard about us? It’s always inspiring
when small groups/communities fundraise for us, and intriguing to know
what made them pick our work. I’d appreciate any thoughts you have on
this! I read your website and was impressed by the content.

With best wishes,

Samuel Miles
The Helen Bamber Foundation.

An 'Old Nichol' street in 1890, demolished to make way for the Boundary Estate


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