The City Plaques 100

Fri 12th Apr 2019

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
14ml.
Start Time
10:35
Route

Circular walk

General Notes
Light refreshment stops on route, suitable for picnics. Wetherspoons at finish
Start and Finish

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Cost

Walk Report

The City Plaques 100, Friday 12th April 2019
22 walkers, 14 miles - leader Ron Williamson
The task of locating the plethora of plaques listed in today’s challenge was easily achieved by our enthusiastic explorers. In total 114 sites were visited each one a vignette of the unrivalled depth and diversity of London's past.
Details of the plaques visited can be downloaded from https://www.ldwa.org.uk/lgt/downloads/London/City_plaques_100.pdf so that they can be used as an anytime challenge.
Some statistics from our walk:
Start time 10:48
Finish 17:39 i.e.4 mins inside the target time
Total number of plaques visited 114 commemorating:
10 sites of guild halls
21 places of worship
7 city gates
26 other buildings
17 institutions and miscellaneous
33 people
Over 200 changes in direction and 170 different named thoroughfares used
Finally special thanks to Godfrey O’Callagan who enthusiastically agreed to be co-leader so that we could split into two groups and thereby making it far easier to ensure that nobody was lost in the crowds.
Photographs by Paul Lawrence. More can be seen at https://photos.app.goo.gl/zG3hwLtWg1abdCuY9

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