• What is this statue of a huntsman doing in Croydon?
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    Just along the road from East Croydon station is a statue of a huntsman on a horse jumping over a real hedge. Why is it here you may well ask. There is no plaque of any kind but Stephen Benton, when researching his new walk in Croydon, was determined to find out the background to…

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  • All Hallows Staining
    All Hallows Staining
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      Paul Surma looks at a relic of Medieval London – you can find out more on his walk on 8th August Standing defiant, in the face of an ever rising City, dwarfed by high-rise office blocks on Mark Lane is the near 700 year old tower of All Hallows Staining – a true survivor…

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  • Waterloo Teeth
    Waterloo Teeth
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    Here is Richard, explaining what Waterloo Teeth are on his walk The Extreme Pleasures of Wellington’s London  

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  • The Architects Who Made London – Chamberlin, Powell & Bon
    The Architects Who Made London – Chamberlin, Powell & Bon
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    Rhona Levene makes the case for architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon After devastation of the Cripplegate area of the City of London in WW2 blitz the Corporation recognised the urgent need for housing and a competition was set up in 1952 for what became the Golden Lane Estate. Of the 178 entries it was won…

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  • Bleeding London – Stuart’s First Walk
    Bleeding London – Stuart’s First Walk
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    Jen Pedler talks about her new walk that ties in with the Royal Photographic Society exhibition Bleeding London   See the pictures, walk the walk In Geoff Nicholson’s 1997 Whitbread nominated novel Bleeding London, jaded tour guide Stuart London sets out to walk every street in the A-Z. The novel inspired the London Region of…

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  • First Tuesday Walks
    First Tuesday Walks
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    FIRST TUESDAY WALKS Starting in July, four Footprints guides (Jen Pedler, Joanna Moncrieff, Rhona Levene and Stephen Benton) are running 45 minute circular lunchtime walks in Victoria on the first Tuesday of each month. They all start at 1.10pm from the piazza in front of Westminster Cathedral and cost £5 (£4 concession) each. There are…

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