Come along on Saturday 12th April at either 1:45pm, 2:00pm or 2:15pm for a guided walk around historic Twickenham!
We have 3 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 three 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
The area was first mentioned as 'Tuican hom' and 'Tuiccanham' in a charter of 704 AD, although excavations have revealed settlements in the area going back to the Neolithic period.
Twickenham was a parish in the county of Middlesex and as it expanded rapidly during the suburban growth of London from 1881 until 1961, when its population grew and its farms and common were converted to other use.
Today it is best known as the home of English Rugby, Twickenham has many hidden treasures. The eccentricities of Eel Pie Island with its rock history, a lovely riverside promenade, a 17th century town hall with wood panelled rooms which was once a private house, homes of French aristocrats, historic pubs and an old village street all feature on this tour of one of London's lesser known suburbs.
The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 3 groups and we will be guided by Rosemary (1:45pm), Diane Burstein (2:00pm) and Rachel (2:15pm). It will last about 2 hours.
Cost for the guided walk is £7 per person for Full Member's of the group and £9 per person for non-Members. (payable on the day).
You can get a train to Twickenham from Waterloo, which takes about 20-25 minutes.
Afterwards we will head to the Barmy Arms pub (which has as lot of music history itself) for a chat over a drink.
If you can't see us outside the station, please call.
Hope to see you there!
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