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  • Event: Wandsworth Heritage Walks

    Gary P @GaryP Wandsworth updated 12 days ago
    This event has already taken place.

    Start Date: 17.10.2020. Start Time: 14:30

    Location: Wandsworth High Street SW18 1EP

    Join us on this fascinating walk and discover how a small village on the road connecting the City of London to the south west of the country became a power house during the industrial revolution. Its flour mills fed the royal husehold since medieval times and the fast flowing Wandle powered iron, copper, and dying mills. This attracted migrants, making the area a hotspot of religious non-conformism, mad hatters and farcical mayoral elections. To top it off, we will visit the stunning Royal Victoria Patriotic Asylum and the oppressve looking Wandsworth Prison, two distinct masterpieces of Victorian architecture. Saturday 17th october 2020 at 14:30, meeting next to the tower of All Saints Church Wandsworth High Street SW18 1EP. Walk end at the County Arms pub, where you can join me for a drink. COVID-19 risk-assesment in place. Bookings on Facebook or Eventbrite, alternatively cash on the day accepted.

    • 13 days ago

      Hi -approximate length of this walk please GP. ?

    • 13 days ago

      Hi @Sy... , walk takes around 2 hours :)

    • 12 days ago

      What is the distance of this walk please?

    • 12 days ago

      @Ra... yes, what I wanted to know...

    • 12 days ago

      @Ra... not a very long walk, should be around 1,5 mi

    • 12 days ago

      @Ga... thank you! I’ve recently had bilateral knee replacements so was wanting to make sure I’d be u..

    • 12 days ago

      @Ra... sorry to hear that. For the moment it's only one-time event.