Sunday, 1 February 2015

Forthcoming Walks

                                                                    • SUNDAY 15TH MAY 2016 - 11:00am
                                                                    • THE THAMES ON FIRE - A NEW WALK
                                                                    • Meet 11:00 outside old Aldwych Tube Station, Surrey Street, London WC2R 2NS. "There never was a raid like it, another one like that and they'd have had us on our backs." So said one eye-witness of the great raid of 10th/11th May 1941. This new walk focusses on that fateful night as well as other major raids together with V-Weapons incidents affecting the area. On this walk, we learn of the destruction of London's "Oranges & Lemons" church and it's post-war resurrection. We will hear personal accounts of the gallantry of Salvation Army staff during the destruction of their headquarters building and learn of a survivor of the Battle of The Atlantic now in the heart of London. We will discover how a fortunate change of wind direction saved London from losing communications with the rest of the world, as well as hearing from eye-witnesses how All Hallows by the Tower Church was destroyed despite gallant efforts to save it. There are many other tales of heroism and destruction on this walk as well as a few surprises. The walk is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes duration and ends at Tower Hill Underground Station. The walk costs £9.00 per head (pay on the day). Pre-booking is required and can be done via the contact page when we will provide full contact/meeting details. Walk guided by Steve Hunnisett.
                                                                    • COMING SOON!
                                                                    • KENNINGTON & NORTH LAMBETH AT WAR - COMING IN SUMMER 2016
                                                                    • If you would prefer a private Blitz walk along one of our walks for a group, whether it be family, friends, a club, society or school group on a date of your choice, we can cater for groups of up to approximately 35 people. So if you're interested, contact Neil or Steve via the contact page for a quotation.

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