October 19, 2013 · 1:45 PM
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Come along on Saturday 19th October at either 1:45pm, 2:00pm or 2:15pm for a guided walk discovering the Isle of Dogs!
We have 2 guides and we will be starting the walk in 15 minute gaps, so please indicate which time/guide you wish to go with when you RSVP. If you've never attended before, all the guides are extremely good and qualified Blue Badge Guides, so just choose a random time (when you RSVP it may come up as 1:45pm for the time to attend, but just ignore that and just come along at your chosen time).
About the walk
Have you ever wondered about the origins of this mysterious name and why inhabitants of this area call themselves Islanders?
The name 'the Isle of Dogs' was first recorded in 1588, but has been in use for some time before this. An 1898 reference says it is "so called from being the receptacle of the greyhounds of Edward III". Some say it is a corruption of the Isle of Ducks, and that it is so called in ancient records from the number of wild fowl inhabiting the marshes.
We will also learn why there a station called Mudchute? Why does Millwall Football Club no longer play in Millwall? Find out the answer to all these questions and more on this tour of a rarely explored corner of Docklands. A City Farm, a Bond movie location, "homes for heroes", the site from where a famous ship was launched, riverside and dockside walkways and one of the best views in London feature on this tour.
The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 2 groups and we will be guided by Val Chris (1:45pm) & Diane Burstein (2:00pm). It will last about 2 hours.
The cost for the guides is £7 per person for Full Member's of the group and £9 per person for non-Members. (payable on the day).
Afterwards we will be heading to the Lord Nelson pub, 1 Manchester Road for a chat over a drink.
If you can't see us outside the station, please call.
Look out for the group sign -
Hope to see you there!
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