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Conquest to credit crunch

PUBLISHED: 10:33 30 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:38 25 August 2010

AN ARCHIVIST is due to give a talk on the history of a suburb from the Norman Conquest to the credit crunch.

AN ARCHIVIST is due to give a talk on the history of a suburb from the Norman Conquest to the credit crunch.

Oliver Wooller's talk on Slade Green will be illustrated with pictures from Bexley's Local Studies and Archive collections and is planned to take place at Slade Green Library in Slade Green Road on Friday, May 15 at 2pm.

It will include a section on the ancient Manor of Howbury which was recorded simply as Hov in the Domesday Book, from the Old English 'hoh', a heel of land.

The ruins of the house and the moat can still be seen on the edge of Crayford marshes, whilst a Jacobean barn survives.

The manor's owners included Odo, Bishop of Bayeux the cruel brother of William the Conqueror and Sir Cloudesley Shovel, the famous Admiral of the Stuart dynasty drowned with all his crew, when his ship The Association sank off the Scilly Isles.

The talk will last approximately 45 minutes with time for questions at the end. Tickets are £2.50 and are available from Slade Green Library.

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