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Archive for July, 2017

Columbia Road


Saturday 29th 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 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring byways and buildings around London’s favourite flower market. From isolated Novia Scottia Gardens and the site of the notorious London Burkers we trace how the area has changed. Now book-ended by tenements of Victorian philanthropy we encounter streets of mean houses amidst council flats of many eras. Along the way we encounter Mildmay Mission, the Ironmongers Almshouses and the Birdcage.

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Rotherhithe


Sunday 30th July
11.30am 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 this ancient riverside village. At the heart of it is the Parish Church, the one the Church Commissioners said no to! Close by we find Marc Brunel’s engine house, now a museum that celebrates the world’s first tunnel under a river We find old buildings that related to life on the river including where they once made and repaired Thames barges and the former mortuary where bodies retrieved from the Thames were taken. There are several historic pubs for you to take refreshments after the tour!

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Bermondsey

Saturday 22nd 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 9am morning of the tour

Walk with old maps exploring the byways and hidden corners around Bermondsey Street. Traces of the leather trade as well as a former smithy and clog factory. 17th century houses where you least expect to find them.The Victorian Police station and at the other end of the street it’s 1812 predecessor. The former mission hall that served the slum dwellers and across the street the glorious flats funded by philanthropy that replaced the slums in 1897. Our perambulation ends by an unlikely fragment of Bermondsey Abbe

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Kings Cross


Sunday 13th August
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (ocncessions £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. How this happened may surprise you as well as the plan to build a pleasure garden. The remarkable person behind these schemes remains largely un-sung. As well as the finest railway station in London we find the smallest crescent and down an almost hidden alley we encounter a hidden world of lost industry. Along the way we encounter the secret life of the Scala Cinema, the Light-house and Plum

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