The Historic Houses, Gardens, and Walks Gay Group
WALKS THROUGH THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS OF
The group aims to bring together gay
people who are interested in the history and architecture of
There is no membership fee nor any charge for the walks. Also, there is no need to book in advance The emphasis is on informality. In summer the walks usually begin at about 2.00 p.m. and in winter at 1.30 p.m. They normally last about a couple of hours, or so, usually finishing at a convenient pub. (The pub attendance is not compulsory!) Typically 30 plus people attend these walks.
Walks normally start and finish near an Underground, Overground, DLR, or Rail station, though very occasionally a short bus journey may be involved.
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME 2014
Sunday 12 October 2014 –
Sunday 9 November 2014 - Upper
Sunday 14 December 2014 - A walk
from Angel Islington to Highbury & Islington via
Sunday 11 January 2015 -
Sunday 14 February 2015 - Bethnal Green and Stepney Green Walk
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walk starts near
Famous past residents of this area have included the present monarch Queen Elizabeth II, John Adams, 2nd American president (1735-1826), Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th American president (1890-1969), Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, surgeon and mayor (1836-1917), Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet (1806-1861), Robert Clive, soldier & administrator (1725-1774), Earl Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister (1804-1881), Sir Robert Peel, prime minister (1788-1850), Sir Henry Pelham, prime minister (1695-1754), Charles James Fox, British statesman (1749-1806), Jimi Hendrix, guitarist & songwriter (1942-1970), William Somerset Maugham, novelist (1874-1965), and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, dramatist (1751-1816).
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