Tin baths, pie & Mash & Chimney sweeps

Cockney history, culture and social... Ann says "I am a cockney as I was born within the sound of bow bells, I lived in Stepney from 1960-1971 among the many characters. Was educated! (well attend school) in Stepney. Come and share the memories and stories from a person who was there “Half Moon” Pub 213-223 Mile End Road 11.30 for coffee. 12.00noon for a prompt start. We will walk along Globe road, turn right into Alderney Street and Ann will show you The Green. Ann will have lots of childhood stories to tell you here... We will see Grantley Street that has been gentrified. Continue with Bancroft road running in front of us. Memories as a child how Ann and others played, skipping, hopscotch, two balls up the wall & hand stands. Learn about social issues of the time, first hand from Ann as she recounts her family home and how it was! Part of the road is the same, part was pulled down in "Slum clearance" Ann will tell you about "Eddies sweet shop" The "scrap metal yard" "Woolcotts Diary" "Jerry's" sweet shop. Jewish cemetery. The walk continues with so many anecdotes and historical references which will make this walk particularly personal and interesting. As we walk towards the square. We pass "Meathy gardens" park. Where the entrance is the entrance to a church. The church was bombed in the war, the park created. We see "Weaver Arms" where many years ago was where the weavers worked with yarn from the docks and so much more....... We will end up in a local friendly cafe for traditional Pie & Mash where the walk ends. Do to join me in this traditional authentic lunch. Due to covid guidelines we can sit in our groups of 6 or you can get a take away. COVID19 rules:- 1 metre social distancing- bring a face covering and hand sanitiser - do not attend if you had any symptoms in the last 2 weeks before this event. RISK WARNING/DISCLAIMER: Please remember that as with any physical activity, there can be dangers associated with hiking/walking. Your decision to voluntarily participate in this activity is an informed decision. and by attending this event you agree and accept to take sole responsibility for your own actions, your own safety, and your own belongings. Ann looks forward to meeting you Host: Ann Just in case - my mob is, Ann 07407 547706 (not 4G but old fashioned one)! Cost £8 Please pay on-line

Event Date Thu 24-09-2020 11:30 am
Event End Date Thu 24-09-2020 2:30 am
Registration Start Date Thu 24-09-2020 6:30 am
Capacity 18
Registered 0
Cut off date Thu 24-09-2020 12:00 pm
Individual Price £8.00
Hosted By Ann Ward
Members Restrictions Open To All Members
Meeting Place Location Moon & Stars weatherspoons pub
Categories DAY EVENTS, History, Talk, Walk

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