29/06/2017 11:00 - 13:00 - This walk is now fully booked.
This walk is full of surprises - an 18th century tidal mill, film studios, artists' studios, a "cathedral to sewage" and a delightful medieval church all vie for attention. A number of interesting characters passed through Bow including Queen Matilda who nearly fell in the River Lea, Chaucer's fictional Prioress, Indian political leader Ghandi, social reformer Annie Besant and suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst. Learn about the struggles of the match girls, the battles for female suffrage and the campaign for a fair rate by radical local councillors. This walk is a "must" for anyone interested in London's social history.
With Diane Burstein
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