The Clapham Common Guided Walk (FREE but donations go to charity)

Fri Apr 19 2024 at 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Royal Trinity Hospice | London

Let\u2019s Discover London
Publisher/HostLet’s Discover London
The Clapham Common Guided Walk (FREE but donations go to charity)
A 2 hour guided walk with a local historian on the fascinating history of Clapham. All proceeds will go to the Royal Trinity Hospice
About this Event

This is the fascinating story of a much loved London common whose stories echo a 1000 years of British history as it changed from a sleepy village along a Roman road to a vibrant metropolitan green space.

It's full of fascinating stories all told by a seasoned TV tour guide. Hear stories about ...

How the common was once split due to a dispute by landowners
How greedy Claphamites simply tried to claim the common as their own
The movement to end slavery
The site of ancient churches, grand old mansions, fancy homes and coaching inns
Learn of the pond where Benjamin Franklin did a crazy experiment
Where people lived deep underground to escape the Blitz
Stage coaches and the highwaymen
Art deco houses
Firefighters and World War 2 bombs
Georgian houses and the windows tax
The Temperance movement statue that nearly broke London Bridge
Bandstands and windmills
An old Roman road
Tunrnpikes and milestones
Clapham’s rich heritage of sport (e.g. first women’s marathon runner, noisy fairs, archery, horse riding and swimming, ice skating and bare knuckle boxing and even the troubling hedgehog hunting. And did I mention the FA cup winning football team from Clapham?)
The tour is suitable for people who are new to the history of the area and no prior knowledge is assumed. The walking pace is relaxed pace and conversation and questions are encouraged.
The tour will go ahead even if it is raining so please come suitably attired.
If you have any queries please contact me.

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Royal Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London, United Kingdom


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