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Holborn

Sunday 14th 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 neighbourhood whose name means ‘stream in the hollow.’ We find the house where William Marsden started his Free Hospital and see what became of the palace of the Bishop of Ely. With old maps we see how far the Great Fire of 1666 reached and what it was like before the Victorians built the Holborn Viaduct

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.

St Giles

Sunday 7th September11am 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 the neighbourhood that grew around the site of a 12th century leper hospital. We see what Thomas Neal did with the last field, find a Huguenot Chapel and discover 17th century houses where you least expect to see them. There is a parish plaque, ghost street signs and a plaque that commemorates St Gile’s Workhouse being used during the Great War as the first Military Hospital to be staffed entirely by Women.

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.

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