The Huguenots of Spitalfields, a charity set up by the boundlessly energetic Charlie de Wet, has announced its closure.
I have files and files of notes I took on Huguenots of Spitalfields outings. I reckon the first one I went on was in 2014, but 2015 was a really big year when I flitted about in Spitalfields as if my life depended on it.
I’m personally indebted to Charlie for making every event I attended such fun, and I’ve tried my best to weave what I learnt into my tiny-scale, personal story in this blog.
Far more than background information and inspiration, however, the charity gave me hours and hours of entertainment, and – before the pandemic – a chance to meet hundreds of other descendants of Huguenots from all over the world.
I’ll dedicate another blog to a proper tribute another time. For the moment, take it from me: I’m gutted.