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Arts Society February Lecture : London’s Lost Department Stores – A Vanished World of Dazzle and Dreams

On Monday 19th February 2024 at 2.30pm in Betchworth Village Memorial Hall. Doors open 1.45pm. Or via Zoom.

London’s Lost Department Stores – A Vanished World of Dazzle and Dreams

Our lecturer Tessa Boase will take you back to that vanished era of confidence and style, celebrating such fabulous, much mourned emporia as the vast Whiteleys in Queensway with its sweeping staircase, Gamages of Holborn and its peerless toy department, and Grants of Croydon that kitted out the RAF.

Tessa grew up in the Ashdown Forest, Sussex; studied English at Oxford and Italian in Florence; and has worked for a variety of magazines and national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph

Join us in Betchworth, or by zoom from your home, for these exciting, illustrated lectures. If you are not a member (we are recruiting new members now) do come as a visitor for £5, either to the hall (doors open at 1.45pm) or via Zoom. Zooming is not complicated and we provide easy to follow instructions.

Email Debbie Jones to request a zoom log on.

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