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Meetings & Events








The speaker programme for the London and Middlesex Historical Society takes place on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Old Courthouse building, 399 Ridout St. N., London, unless stated otherwise. 

Notice: Limited free parking in lot behind the Courthouse, off King Street West; please wait for someone with pass card to allow entry at parking lot gate. Entry/exit to the building is from the south (by stairs from side door).

Remember to arrive early as someone is required to let you in and no one is on duty after the meeting starts.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring a friend. These monthly meetings are free to the public.



















January 17         

Dan Brock, Five Events in 19th Century London

February 21       

Anthony Sherwood and Dawn Miskelly, Fugitive Slave Chapel to new Black History Centre

Film producer, A. Sherwood gives an overview of the Fugitive Slave Chapel, its evolution and rediscovery, and journey to its various locations, including story of journey to final home to Fanshawe Pioneer Village by its Director.

March 20             

Arthur McClelland, Two Traitors and Two Murderers :  London’s Double Hangings.

“Patriots” Joshua Gillian Doan and Amos Perley were hanged on February 6, 1839.  Sidney Ernest Murrell and Clarence Topping were hanged on April 10. 1924.

April 17               

Lorraine Tinsley, Woodside—Old South London: A Community's Heritage at Risk

May 15                 

Glenn Stott, new book, Blood on the Snow (on Donnelly tragedy)

June 19                 

John Cowie History of Thames Valley Golf Course on its 100th anniversary



Bus Trip to Guelph (details TBA)

October 16        

Adeeb Hassan, History of the London's Muslim Community

The London Muslim Mosque is 1st in Ontario, 2nd in Canada.


November 20     

Annual General Meeting/Show & Tell

A brief AGM of LMHS executive members reports of 2024 activities.  This is followed by attendees showing items about London and area and giving brief history about or maybe asking for help identifying the object.




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