Penny loaves, Poisoning, Poverty and Pubs – a Walthamstow walk.

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Join qualified tour guide Joanna Moncrieff on a history walk around the mean streets of the Queen’s Road area of Walthamstow. Street names, building styles and plaques all give clues as to the area’s fascinating history. Former field boundaries are reflected in the street pattern and former pubs have connections to local events one of which made national headlines.

People featured on the walk include a family of publicans who are buried in a rather impressive grave in Queen’s Road Cemetery and the philanthropist who bequeathed penny loaves to help the poor.

The walk will last 90 minutes and will start and finish at the Park Hut café, in Thomas Gamuel Park. Free refreshments will be provided at the end of the tour for those on the walk.

This walk is in conjunction with the Queen’s Boundary Community and is part of an event organised by them that day at Thomas Gamuel Park.

Joanna Moncrieff is a qualified City of Westminster and Clerkenwell & Islington Tour Guide and for the past 10 years has created and led walks both in Central London and her own neck of the woods in Walthamstow and Chingford. 

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. If you find you subsequently can’t make it please cancel your place. Your booking confirmation email shows how to cancel your place.

Getting there

Thomas Gamuel Park is about 15 minutes’ walk from Walthamstow Central tube station. However please note that because of engineering work on both the Chingford Line and the Barking to Gospel Oak Line there are no Overground trains at either Walthamstow station on that date.

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A Westminster Walks event.