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'The Roman Wall - then & now' Guided Walk

  • Mar 9, 2014 · 1:45 PM
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Come along on Sunday 9th March at 1:45pm for a guided walk along the Roman Wall.

About the walk
We will be walking the route of the old Roman Wall, starting at Tower Hill and finishing at Blackfriars.

The wall was built between 190AD and 225AD and defined the shape of the City of London.  As the City expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries a lot of the wall was knocked down, although there is a bit left.

We will be following the wall using a Braun & Hogenberg map (below) which was drawn in 1572, which shows the wall intact and one of the first maps to be drawn of London.  Using the map, we will be able to see not only what the Roman's built, but also how the wall was adapted and what was built around it in the 16th century when the map was drawn.  We can then compare this by what exists on and around the wall today, some 1800 years after it was built.

The guided walk will be led by myself.  Full Member’s 2013/14 will be free, everyone else the walk will be £5 each.

We walk about 2 miles and so expect it to take about 2 hours 15mins.  We finish near Blackfriars tube station where we will head to a pub.

If you can't see us outside the station, please call.


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Hope to see you there!



Robert
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  • Rodolfo

    Very interesting walk and very nice people. Cannot believe that we pass in front of so many interesting things every day without seeing them!

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • mythili

    Sorry I couldn't make it, lost a friend of the family

    March 9, 2014

    • mythili

      thank you for your post.

      March 10, 2014

  • Robert

    Good fun leading the walk on a very warm sunny day!

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Ezia De V.

    Very interesting

    March 10, 2014

  • Mary L.

    It was a lovely day. Some of the sites I was aware of but some were new. I'll definitely return to some of the sites.

    March 10, 2014

  • bev t.

    Sunny day, enjoyable walk, Robert as always a font of information , good company and glass of wine and chips went down a treat at the pub.. Who could ask for more

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Sally

    Today's walk was really great -- good group, interesting topic, and fabulous weather! Thanks, Robert!

    March 9, 2014

  • jacqui

    Really good

    March 9, 2014

  • Ngoiri

    Great!

    March 9, 2014

  • Sophie

    Excellent as always

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Gil

    Very informative as usual. Liked the little stories about the famous people whose lives intersected the Roman wall (Pepys, Shakespeare, Chaucer...). The lovely weather was a bonus!

    March 9, 2014

  • Julian C.

    Apologies. Can't make it now.

    March 9, 2014

  • Marisa

    ... a couple of people dropping out won't change my position in the waiting list much I suppose (?) as I'm at the bottom! As I haven't heard from Robert about it(having also contacted him directly), I will have to leave it as I don't fancy the idea of crossing the whole of London and then not be able to join the group... enjoy it. More clarity about how the 'waiting list' system works would be appreciated for the future though. Thanks

    March 9, 2014

  • Bruce

    I'm now tied up today so can't make it - a shame as it's the perfect day for exploring outdoors. If anyone's waiting, there's now a place free.

    March 9, 2014

  • bev t.

    Looks like a couple of people have cancelled I'm sure you will be able to come, email it txt robert

    March 9, 2014

  • Marisa

    Hi
    not sure how this works... are numbers really limited to 65 participants, in which case I won't stand a chance, as I have 61 people before me in the waiting list ?! thanks

    March 9, 2014

  • Sonja J.

    Sprained ankle not yet healed. Hope I'll be up and running soon though as missing out on quite a bit! Enjoy the walk.

    March 8, 2014

  • Elaine T.

    Sorry I can't make it. Have a good day. Elaine

    March 8, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Sorry, flying out for Business.

    March 8, 2014

  • Annie

    Hi Robert,

    I RSVP'd for myself and 1 guest when this walk was first announced but cannot see any confirmation of this, can you kindly let me know if I am actually on the list as travel arrangements have already been made.. :-)

    March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi Robert can I pay full membership on Sunday... This is my second meet.

    March 4, 2014

    • Robert

      Yes, fine, see you on Sunday.

      1 · March 4, 2014

  • Tristan

    Hi Robert, Can I pay in cash on Sunday for the membership? I am really interested in joining.
    Thank you!

    March 4, 2014

    • Robert

      Yes, see you then.

      March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Robert

    March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Robert

    March 4, 2014

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