Acton History Group Lecture on Passmore Edwards
Dean Evans makes special trip from Cornwall to give talk
Dean Evans, an expert on Passmore Edwards, the benefactor who donated money for Acton Library to be built as well as Acton Cottage Hospital and Shepherds Bush Library, is giving a talk for Acton History Group.
"Amongst the late Victorian philanthropists, Passmore Edwards will survive critical examination better than most. Not only were his motives beyond reproach.. but his benefactions expressed deeply held and intelligent convictions about conditions of progress in his society". - Social Historian David Owen from his book
English Philanthropy 1660-1960.
Venue: St. Mary's Church Hall, the Mount
Admission: £1 to non-Members of Acton History Group. Free to AHG Members.
Membership of AHG: £5 p. a.
Cheques payable to Acton History Group and sent to Amanda Knights, 30 Highlands Avenue W3.
An account will appear in the next issue of the Acton Historian, due out c. April 2010.
January 5, 2010