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Little Italy

Saturday 22nd November
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking

Walk with old maps exploring the corner of Holborn often mistaken for Clerkenwell. Home to London’s Italian community since the early 1800’s we discover barrel organ manufacturers, barometer makers and the knife grinders union. There is a ragged school, a board school and a workhouse casual ward. Along the way we encounter Chiappa’s, Comitti & Son and Garibaldi as well as painter Helen Saunders and writer Katherine Mansfield.

Covent Garden

Sunday 23rd November
11am lasts about two hours

£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking

Walk with old maps off the tourist trail exploring what was once the garden where monks from Westminster Abbey grew food. We start and end the tour by way of almost hidden alleys and see how the Duke of Bedford created his own self-contained parish.

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