Patrick and his family moved to Coralline Walk in 1969 for him to take up the post of curate at William Temple Church on the Abbey Wood Estate. He later became a team vicar of Thamesmead.
Patrick was responsible for much community development in Thamesmead, including getting the first radio licence for Radio Thamesmead, publishing the first community newsletter Mesmedaath and its successor, Insight, and later founding Trust Thamesmead.

Now in his 80s, Patrick has finally written a memoir of his extraordinary life, including two chapters
dedicated to his pivotal times in Thamesmead. Don’t miss the chance to hear about the founding days of Thamesmead first hand in this free talk where Patrick and Val will reflect on their time in Thamesmead and take questions from the audience.

Copies of Patrick’s book a ‘Room Full of Elephants’ will be on sale, as well as the ‘Town of Tomorrow: Thamesmead at 50’ book at a special discounted price.

Please note this is a free event and no booking is required. Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start. Light refreshments will be available.