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August 2019

August 28th: Hoxton & Old Nichol

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Liverpool Street Station, Liverpool Street Station
London, EC2M 7QH United Kingdom
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Within a mile of Liverpool Street Station, this area is seldom visited by casual tourists but historians know it well through associations with Daniel Defoe, John Bunyan, William Blake and Charles Booth.   You will see the John Wesley Chapel, the home of Methodism.  Hoxton has links with the music hall era and Shakespeare.  Talented artists and designers, smart restaurants and computer software companies are close to the Boundary Estate, once known as Old Nichol and one of the worst Victorian slums with…

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September 2019

September 3rd: The Great Fire of London

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The events of early September 1666 not only devastated the City of London,it was remarkable also as the beginning of what became a new and prosperous era for London.  From the ashes rose a great City, one that dominated world trade and extended Britain’s influence across the world and established one of the largest and most powerful Empires the world has seen.  So what were the sequence of events during this disastrous week of September 353 years ago?

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September 19th: The Timber Trail

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Surrey Quays was once one of the busiest inland dock areas close to the centre of London,mainly importing timber from the Baltic States.   Altogether there were 13 docks linked by a network of canals. In the two decades after the war there was a revival of fortune for all the London Docks but they could not cope with the advance of containerisation and the area became run-down and eventually derelict.    Today, however, mature woodland has replaced some of the docks,…

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