POP UP WALK: Pre-AGM - The Bells of London Town

Thu 9th Mar 2017

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 4/3 with details of new location for AGM (Pizza Express NOT the Perseverance)
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Start LImehouse stn (DLR or C2C) 12:00 for refreshments prior to walk or 12:45 for walk; Finish AGM venue (Pizza Express, 99 High Holborn) time 18.30

A visit to places mentioned in the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons extended version

General Notes
Location of AGM is Pizza Express, 99 High Holborn

Entry Details:


Walk Report

The Bells of London Town, Thursday 9th March 2017
10 walkers, 10 miles - leader Ron Williamson
A walk inspired by the nursery rhyme:
The Bells of London Town
"Gay go up and gay go down
To Ring the Bells of London Town
"Oranges and Lemons" say the Bells of St Clement's
"Bullseyes and Targets" say the Bells of St Margaret's
"Brickbats and Tiles" say the Bells of St Giles'
"Halfpence and Farthings" say the Bells of St Martin's
"Pancakes and Fritters" say the Bells of St Peter's
"Two Sticks and an Apple" say the Bells of Whitechapel
"Maids in white aprons" say the Bells of St Katherine's
"Pokers and Tongs" say the Bells of St John's
"Kettles and Pans" say the Bells of St Anne's
"Old Father Baldpate" say the slow Bells of Aldgate
"You owe me Ten Shillings" say the Bells of St Helen's
"When will you Pay me?" say the Bells of Old Bailey
"When I grow Rich" say the Bells of Shoreditch
"Pray when will that be?" say the Bells of Stepney
"I do not know" say the Great Bell of Bow
Here comes a Candle to light you to Bed
Here comes a Chopper to Chop off your Head
Chip chop chip chop - the Last Man's Dead."
All locations visited with the exception of St Johns which is inside the Tower of London
Pre walk refreshments from The Yurts (St Katharines Precinct)
A visit to the shop at Whitechapel Bell Foundry (recommended but be quick closes in May)
The bell at Shoreditch rang especially for us. More photographs by Sue Kahn on the group Facebook page



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