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Sunday 29th July
11.30am 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 a slice of the East End. Still mostly pasture, nursery gardens and orchards at the end of the 18th century. By the end of the 19th century it’s built over. Almost. Unusually we come across two former Work Houses on this walk. Then there is the former match factory where a very significant strike took place in 1888. What became of the Almshouses so prominent on the 1799 map? Along the way, as well as many Suffragette locations, we encounter Annie Besant, Prisca Coborn and Minnie Lansbury

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Saturday 18th August
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emaiing 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 that intriguing area between Exmouth Market and the Angel. We trace where Merlin’s Cave was where Orator Hunt addresses the crowd during what was later known as the Spa Fields riots. Then the New River Company started building houses, including a square laid out round one of their reservoirs. We find the Parish school built in 1828 that is still the Parish school. Hidden away there is the tiny square that inspired Arnold Bennett’s Riceyman Steps. This is the Clerkenwell that everyone fails to take notice of. Lots of history including a certain Thomas Sadler and his Musick Room

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