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Rotherhithe Docks

Saturday 25th February
12 noon lasts about three hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapken@yahoo.cp.uk
you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Note: This old map walk is a bit longer than usual so we have a stop for refreshments and a loo break. More than that we visit Holy Trinity Church’s open day. It’s Rotherhithe’s best kept secret

Wall with old maps tracing and exploring the docks and shipyards that once made up this neck of the woods. You can be forgiven for thinking they all disappeared following closure and re-development. We find fragments often in unlikely places and one complete though no longer working shipyard. Along the way we see what became of the condemned hole, encounter an old map where you least expect to find one and find a rare wooden headstone.

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