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Kentish Town

Sunday 2nd April
11am lasts about two hours
£10 (concessions £8)
Book by emailing Ken at oldmapguy@gmail.com
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you will be notified of meeting place on booking
Latest bookings 9am morning of the tour

Next date Sunday 23rd April

Walk with old maps exploring this ancient village on the Fleet, from Anglers Lane to Spring Place. An eclectic mix of buildings survive for us to consider. The Aged Governesses’ Asylum, Primitive Methodist’s Chapel and the biggest false teeth factory in the world. Factories? From the one that made pianos to one that made Patent Collapsible Tubes for Artists’ Colourmen. Alongside the Casual Ward we find the machine where they weighed the rocks you had been breaking all day in return for a bed for the night. Among the streets of houses, several were once Victorian Ladies Schools. The River Fleet may be beneath our feet but is clearly shown on the 1801 Parish Map.

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