An online talk by architectural historian and author Billy Reading on fire stations and the fire service including Chingford’s fire service.
Billy Reading is an architectural historian and author who has worked as an Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas for Historic England for over a decade. Through his work he is lead heritage advisor to Whitehall departments and Royal Palaces in London. Billy is recognised as the leading expert on the historic fire stations of Britain, and has wide ranging interests within the field of architecture, from the mediaeval manor house to brutalism and beyond.
Billy has written a book about the history of fire stations and details of that can be found here https://www.amberley-books.com/community-main-page/r/community-billy-reading/fire-stations.html
This and future talks hosted by Chingford Historical Society will incur a £3 charge for non-members. Annual membership is just £10 per person or £15 for two at the same address. Information on how to join can be found here https://www.chingfordhistory.org.uk/membership.html
Chingford Historical Society is a registered charity (Charity number: 281623) and all proceeds from the sale of tickets minus Eventbrite fees will go direct to the charity.
Most of the online talks on different aspects of Chingford’s history given throughout 2020 can be viewed on their YouTube channel This talk will be added to the channel after the June 2021 meeting.
A Chingford Historical Society event.