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St Pancras

Sunday 24th August11am 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 along forgotten byways to St Pancas old church. In a now concealed crescent we find Artists of the Camden Town Goup round the corner to the house where H.G. Wells wrote The Time Machine and Island of Dr Moreau. Along the way we encounter Ellen Terry, George Cruikshank and the site of Monsieur Gardonia’s celebrated balloon ascent from the Adam & Eve Gardens. On the edge of the Duke of Bedford’s Figs Mead estate we discover a rare surviving gate-house.

Bethnal Green

Saturday 26th July
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (£8 concessions)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking

Walk with old maps round the East End once populated by Costermongers, French Polishers and Silk Weavers. Along the way we encouter the first University Settlement, a rare surviving Watch House and the Madhouse on the Green. We see how the public of 1902 commemorated the bravery of Alice Denman and pause for reflection at the site of the worst civilian disaster of the Second World War.

Bermondsey

Saturday 6th September
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 settlement that grew around the causeway that led to Bermondsey Abbey.We find buildings that re-call the area’s leather-making heritage and there are 17th century houses where you least expect to see them. Along the way we find a Watch House and a fragment of Bermondsey Abbey that let you know you had arrived.

North Clerkenwell

Sunday 10th August
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 streets around Sadler’s Wells, land developed by the New River Company on the side of a hill that leads to the now lost River Fleet. It is quite visible on the Parish map however. Along the way we find a square built where Chartists once gathered, the Parish School built in 1828 that is still a school and we climb Arnold Bennett’s Riceyman Steps.

Marylebone

Sunday 27th July
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 from the lost village of Tyburn to the slum cottages where Octavia Hill began her work. Along the way we find Lord Harley’s private Chapel, The Grotto Ragged School and Robert Adam’s first London house.

Fitzrovia

Saturday 23rd August
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 one-time bohemian quarter. Develeoped through the second half of the 18th century we find plenty of Georgian houses including the last work by Robert Adam. Along the way we encounter the first London home of Charles Dickens (not Doughty Street) and the Workhouse that inspired Oliver Twist.

Vauxhall

Saturday 16th August
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 round site of World’s first Pleasure Gardens 1661-1859. Along the way we encounter a Victorian church built with it’s own Art School, a hidden cottage from 1710 and the Gothic splendour of Doultons. We see how the Ragged School survived the widening of the railway.

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