Friday, 14 June 2013

LMA organises further London walks

Further walking events organised by London Metropolitan Archives (http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visiting-the-city/archives-and-city-history/london-metropolitan-archives/Pages/default.aspx)

Stoke Newington
We will look at how Stoke Newington developed from a prosperous country village to an inner-city borough. Starting with its 16C church and amazing cemetery posing as an arboretum; an ingenious Jacobean solution to the capital’s water shortage; a fine 18C country house; and along the way the haunts of famous dissenters and radicals including Mary Wollstonecraft, Letitia Barbould and Daniel Defoe.

Led by John Finn of City Highlights.
Meet at Stoke Newington Railway Station.
This walk on Tuesday 18 June from 11 am to 1 pm is a repeat of the one on 12 June.

The walk costs £8. Booking is essential - you can book online at Eventbrite at http://stokenewington2.eventbrite.co.uk/%20 or call 020 7332 3851.


Woolwich
In this walk we are visting Woolwich. Looking at its early industrial heritage with the development of the Royal Dockyards and the Woolwich Arsenal, its post-war period of decline as a somewhat neglected Thameside borough, and various aspects of its most recent regeneration.

Led by Chris Everett of City Highlights.
Meet Outside Woolwich Arsenal Railway Station.
This walk on Thursday 11 July 2013 from 11 am to 1 pm is a repeat of the one on 10 July.

The walks costs £8. Booking is essential - you can book online at Eventbrite at http://woolwich2.eventbrite.co.uk/%20 or call 020 7332 3851.


Victoria
In this walk we look at the area around Victoria and the fascinating story of how it was transformed from open fields to its present vibrant 21C status. Gems from its hidden past include a brewery, a prison on the site of which is now a cathedral, an 18C school, a canal basin that became a railway station and the site of the suffragette parliament.

Led by Alan MacDougall of City Highlights.
Meet on front steps of Westminster RC Cathedral, Victoria Street.
This walk on Wednesday 7 August 2013 from 2 to 4 pm is a repeat of the one on 14 August.

The walks costs £8. Booking is essential - you can book online at Eventbrite at http://victoriawalk2.eventbrite.co.uk/ or call 020 7332 3851.

(With thanks to LMA)

Chris

My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see http://pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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