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The Fleet Valley


Sunday 11th March
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 Fleet Valley from Kings Cross to Clerkenwell. Now running underground we use old maps and visible clues to trace London’s most famous lost river. Our journey takes us to the site of the Bagnigge Wells Pleasure Garden, by the side of Mount Pleasant Sorting office and through Little Italy.

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Bethnal Green


Sunday 25th February
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 buildings, byways and characters around this ancient open space. From fields to overcrowded streets, old maps are a good way into the story of this East End neighbourhood. Despite bomb damage and slum clearance there is still much for us to see, like the Good Shepherd Mission, serving the community since 1872 and one of the few churches designed by Sir John Soane. Along the way we encounter Queen Adelaide’s Dispensary, the Parish Watch House and the Mad House on the Green

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Saturday 24th February
11.30am lasts about three hours
This is a longer than usual tour so we have a break mid-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 and exploring the lost shipyards and docks of Rotherhithe. The docks closed in 1970 and ship-building ended back in Victorian times. This is where old maps help. The mid 18th century map shows shipyards all round the peninsular. As the docks expand the shipyards are limited so cannot keep pace with the trend for bigger ships. Despite this there is still much for us to discover and piece together with regards to the area’s maritime history. We find mostly fragments though one complete small shipyard does survive.

It’s a slightly longer old map walk. So we have break at Holy Trinity Church where you can buy refreshments and use the loo. It’s a church with it’s own story to tell and so fits in perfectly with the walk. It also happens to be their Open Day so locally made crafts are on sale.

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