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Archive for June, 2017

St Giles


Sunday 6th August
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 plaque and down what was once the main road we find a Huguenot chapel. It’s an area you will have passed through. Now find out about it’s story

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The City


Sunday 23rd July
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 morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring the City of London from it’s highest point to where the Great Fire began in 1666. We venture forth by way of hidden alleys, ancient markets and winding lanes. For this tour our maps include the Great Fire Map, known as Leake’s Exact Surveigh. Yes there are churches though they are the less well known ones. Along the way we encounter Watermen, Tea Merchants and Lost Parishes.

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