Lenox Project volunteers were delighted to welcome almost 700 visitors to the Master Shipwright’s House in Deptford for Open House London on 22nd and 23rd September.
Despite very wet weather over the weekend, the house was still very popular both with local visitors and with those who’d travelled from further afield to visit it.
A wide range of plans, old images and photographs of the house and the neighbouring dockyard were available for visitors to browse inside the house, and the Lenox Project brought its exhibition trailer and restored Saker cannon into the grounds of the house.
The recent demolition of neighbouring buildings on Convoys Wharf meant that the views across the former dockyard from the house were much more extensive than previously, and visitors were fascinated to learn about the rich history of the site and its maritime links. Many thanks to everyone who came to visit, and to our enthusiastic volunteers who worked so cheerfully to welcome and assist visitors despite the wet conditions.
Thanks also to those who donated to our charity, either by buying merchandise or refreshments, or simply by boosting our donations box.
If you want to find out more about donating, or buy some merchandise to support us, please visit our web page at http://www.buildthelenox.org/merchandise-and-donations/