Acton History Group Lecture on Passmore Edwards

Dean Evans makes special trip from Cornwall to give talk

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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.

Mr Evans is making a special trip up to London from Cornwall to talk about Passmore Edwards and his life.

"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.

Date: Wednesday January 13th

Time: 7.30pm

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.

Coffees/teas/biscuits available.

An account will appear in the next issue of the Acton Historian, due out c. April 2010.

January 5, 2010