Life of Huguenot silk-weavers unravelled at Whitechapel’s Lutheran church

How the historic Huguenot silk-weaving immigrants settled and lived in London’s East End 200 years ago are revealed in a public lecture planned by their descendants.

The Huguenot Society’s research officer Michael Gandy gives the half-hour talk at Whitechapel’s ancient German Lutheran Church, in the very district where they first settled as refugees fleeing religious strife in 18th century France.

The lecture on Thursday week, July 9, at the Historic Chapels Trust building in Alie Street close to Aldgate East Underground station, starts at 6pm. Tickets �5 on the door.

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