Fair Weather for Fair Maids

After a damp and cool few days, the weather is set fair for the weekend, just in time for Fair Maids, Feminists and Philanthropists, a walk in north Southwark featuring women. Some of the names will be familiar, others have somehow dropped from sight, although their work and influence lives on. Some were infamous, others famous.


Even if you think you know this patch of London between Southwark tube and Borough High Street, I’m willing to bet you’ll learn something new.
Join me this Saturday, 1st June at 10.45 outside Southwark station for a two hour guided walk.
The cost is just £9, or £7 for over 65s and full-time students.
You’ll be able to recognise me as I shall be wearing my Blue Badge, and holding some London Walks leaflets.

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Walworth Walk in June

It is time for the Walworth walk to have its summer outing. On the London Walks programme you’ll find it listed as Chaplin, Cricket and Artists and see it starts at Kennington tube station at 10.45 8th June.
The artists bit is a reason to bring some cash with you. Because this is a walk that always ties in with Open Studios at Pullens Yards. On this year’s flyer they have quoted an endorsement from Terence Conran, though I admit I’ve never seen him there myself.
Walworth could win a forgotten London competition. It is so central, yet so unknown. For those of us lucky enough to live here, it’s a vibrant, friendly neighbourhood.

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