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Archive for April, 2017

St Giles


Sunday 30th April
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 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,visible reminders of the areas metal-working tradition and hidden almshouses. On Hollar’s Great Map of 1658 we see the field that was to become Seven Dials. Looking up we see a parish boundary plaque and down what was once the main road we find a Huguenot chapel.

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Vauxhall


Saturday 27th May
11am lasts abot 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 site of Pleasure Gardens and surrounding neighbourhood. We discover the one surviving building from the Pleasure Gardens and learn why a Church was built with it’s own Art School. There are tangible examples of Victorian philanthropy. We see how the Ragged School survived the widening of the railway. At the end of a hidden alley we find the secret cottage built about 1710. In a rapidly changing bit of London we find plenty that brings the past to life.

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Stepney


Saturday 29th April
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessons £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 buildings and byways around the east end’s Church of the High Seas.There are the tenements erected by the Four Per Cent Industrial Dwellings Companany. Each flat consisted of two rooms, with a shared wash-house and kitchen. Some fine houses from an earlier age survive including one built in 1694. This is an old map walk where we are rewarded by looking carefully. Along the way we encounter a guardian of the poor, the governor’s widow and an errant grave digger.

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