History of Wapping Trust Christmas Fayre including screening of ‘Fires Were Started’

If it was down to me  I would adopt the Spanish approach of not starting the Christmas season until the middle of December. But it isn’t so it seems to have begun.

The upside of the Christmas season being upon us already is that on Monday 11th November our very own History of Wapping Trust are holding their Christmas Fayre from 7pm – 9pm at Raine’s House, Raine Street, Wapping. (Just south of 21 Wapping Lane if you haven’t been there before.)

Screening of ‘Fires Were Started’

An especially good reason to attend this year is that there will be a special screening of ‘Fires Were Started’ by Humphrey Jennings of the Crown Film Unit (previously the legendary GPO Film Unit), a 1943 film in documentary style about one day and night during the London Blitz of 1940 /41, the external locations of which were mainly filmed in Wapping.

History of Wapping Trust Christmas Fayre
History of Wapping Trust Christmas Fayre

Will make a nice change to see a film about Wapping rather than watching one being filmed in one Wapping.

As a documentary and Wapping history enthusiast this is a real treat and the entire Love Wapping Film Appreciation Team will be in attendance. Seriously if you are into the history of our amazing part of London you must see this.

And to put the icing on the (Christmas) cake there will also be the chance to buy the new Wapping History Trust Christmas card as well as a variety of other cards and framed prints.

The Christmas cards by local photographer John Tarby will also be available in local shops during the next week or so.

Refreshments will be available – see you there.