Monday, April 18, 2016

New Cross History Walks

The main part of the Telegraph Hill Festival 2016 has been and gone, but a Telegraph Hill Festival Extra weekend is coming  up on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April) with a series of events including two local history walks on Sunday hosted by Malcolm Bacchus of the Telegraph Hill Society:

Part 1: The Original Telegraph Hill Walk, 11.00 am - 12:30 pm (meet in St Catherine's Churchyard, top of Pepys Road)
'A historical and architectural ramble around Telegraph Hill and New Cross with Malcolm Bacchus of the Telegraph Hill Society.  Where was the telegraph?  Who was John Arbuthnot?  Who or what is Flemish Bond?  And what do the Red Flag and Brunel have in common?
All these questions and more may be answered on Malcolm’s new tour of Telegraph Hill and its environs.  Whether you are new to the area or been here for years, join us to discover a host of lesser known facts about the people and buildings that made it what it is today.  And if you have come on one of these walks before, come again:  they are never the same twice'.
Part 2: Exploring New Cross Gate and Hatcham, 2.00pm-3.30pm (meet outside the White Hart pub, New Cross Road)
(both free of charge)


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