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Bermondsey


Sunday 26th November
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring the area around Bermondsey Street. Amongst the warehouses we find 17th century houses and a Victorian smithy. There are clues and fragments as to the leather-making that once dominated the neighbourhood. We celebrate the work of Ada Salter’s Beautification Committee, in particular what was done with the Work House site. Our walk ends by the building that was originally part of the gate house to Bermondsey Abbey

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Kings Cross

Sunday 10th December
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring the district re-named in the 1830’s after a short-lived statue as an early form of regeneration. As well as arguably the finest railway station in London there are Former horse-bus stables, a Victorian horse-cab factory and London’s first Gin Palace. Along the way we encounter the secret life of the Scala Cinema, Plum Pudding Steps and the smallest crescent in the country. Through it all runs the now buried River Fleet. We see how a lost river has left it’s mark on the 21st century.

Bow


Saturday 25th November
12 noon lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring a slice of the East End. Still mostly pasture, nursery gardens and orchards at the end of the 18th century. By the end of the 19th century it’s built over. Almost. Unusually we come across two former Work Houses on this walk. Then there is the former match factory where a very significant strike took place in 1888. What became of the Almshouses so prominent on the 1799 map? Along the way, as well as many Suffragette locations, we encounter Annie Besant, Prisca Coborn and Minnie Lansbury