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St Giles

Sunday 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
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring the neighbourhood that grew around site of a 12th century leper hospital, whose footprint is now a heart-shape of streets. There are 17th century houses where you least expect to discover them and visible reminders of the areas metal-working tradition. On Hollar’s Great Map of 1658 we see the field that is to become Seven Dials. Looking up we see a parish plaque and down what was once the main road we find a Huguenot chapel.

Little Italy

Saturday 8th 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
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour.

Walk with old maps exploring the part of Holborn settled by Italians after the Napoleonic Wars. Streets from Clerkenwell Road to the lost River Fleet. This was the London of barrel organ manufactories, knife grinders and the hoky poky man. Along the way we discover what survives of Holborn Workhouse, where author Katherine Mansfield enjoyed a bohemian life and the Mazzini- Garibaldi Club

North Clerkenwell

Sunday 9th August
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken st oldmapken@yahoo.co.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring the hillside between Exmouth Market and the Angel. Streets laid out where once there were wooden pipes of the New River Company. We follow the lost River Fleet, clearly shown on the parish map then climb Arnold Bennett’s Riceyman Steps. Along the way we encounter the Parish School built in 1828 that’s still a school and the unusual square laid out on the field where in November 1816 there was a large Anti-Corn Law gathering to hear Orator Hunt.

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