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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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