Wilkes and Liberty

Wed 7th Mar 2018

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
8ml.
Start Time
18.00
Route
Meet at Nelson Mandela Statue in SW corner of Parliament Square. Nearest tube Westminster. Finish Clerkenwell

Follow the life of libertarian John Wilkes from Parliament Square (he was an MP) to Clerkenwell Green (where he was born). Feel the adulation of the crowds welcoming him back from exile in 1768 only to be fired on by troops. Lots of other sites and anecdotes

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Walk Report

Wilkes & Liberty, Wednesday 7th March 2018
12 walkers, 8 miles - leader Chris Hedley
12 people came along for a fun evening celebrating the life of 18th century libertarian MP John Wilkes. We discovered riots and scenes of carnage on the roundabouts and squares of central London on a cold bright evening.
Photographs by Tim Bedwell

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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.