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Archive for October, 2017

Kentish Town


Sunday 19th November
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 this ancient village on the Fleet. From the Aged Governesses’ Asylum to the biggest false teeth factory in the world. Alongside the Casual Ward we find the platform where they weighed the rocks you had been breaking all day to earn a bed for the night. In a most unlikely corner we find a building beneath which lies the field where Farmer Holmes realised there was more money to be made growing bricks than crops.

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Kings Cross

Sunday 29th October
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 district re-named in the 1830’s after a short-lived statue as an early form of regeneration. As well as arguably the finest railway station in London there are Former horse-bus stables, a Victorian horse-cab factory and London’s first Gin Palace. Along the way we encounter the secret life of the Scala Cinema, Plum Pudding Steps and the smallest crescent in the country. Through it all runs the now buried River Fleet. We see how a lost river has left it’s mark on the 21st century.

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Saturday 28th October
12 noon lasts about three and a half hours
with a break half-way
£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 tracing lost shipyards and docks across the peninsula. We find buildings, fragments of walls and an almost intact shipyard now hidden by a modern development. Rotherhithe was granted a charter in 1612 to the master, warden and commonality of the art or mystery of shipwrights of Redriff.

Our break is at Holy Trinity Rotherhithe, this old map walk is scheduled to coincide with their open day. Every visit is a treat.

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