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Little Italy

Sunday 19th October
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 28th 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 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.

Pimlico

Saturday 27th 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 how the Neat House Gardens became Mr Cubitt’s territory. We find reminders of an industrial past and rare houses by the developer who failed. We uncover what was there before iconic Dolphin Square and discover why a 1960’s development is in red brick. Welcome to London’s best village.

North Clerkenwell

Sunday 21st 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 streets around Sadler’s Wells, once fields owned by the New River Company. We start at one of London’s high places and work our way down the side of a hill to where the River Fleet once defined the parish boundary. There is a square built around a resevoir and the parish school built in 1828 that is still a school. Along the way we encounter George Cruikshank, Joseph Grimaldi and climb the stairs that inspired Arnold Bennett’s Riceyman Steps.

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