Cultural & Historical East End

Thu 28th Jun 2012

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Group Walk
Southern England
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Start Mile End tube stn

A meander to Liverpool St via Bethnal Green, commemorating The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, Dr Barnardo, Sylvia Pankhurst, King Cole, the Krays & many more

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Cultural & Historical East End, Thursday 28th June 2012
16 walkers, 6 miles - leader Gordon Parker
16 people discovered Tower Hamlets Cemetery's mature urban woodland before pounding east London's pavements for 6 or so miles. We marvelled at the history in every street as we found echoes of medieval peasants, 19th century philanthropists and an Aboriginal cricketer as well as 20th century feminists. Architecture took centre stage but was rivalled by the surprising amount of greenery & open spaces, all looking beautiful & being satisfyingly well used on a lovely summer evening. Our leader was determined to impart detailed information about public housing since the 18th century but before he could follow the trail to look at Europe's first local authority housing, he was overwhelmed by demands to visit a public house - so we repaired to the Wetherspoon's at Liverpool Street Station.


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