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David Charnick (guide details)

Tidemarks from the Pool
Sat, 21 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.
Death and the City
Sun, 22 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Not for the fainthearted, this is an unabashed exploration of the City’s western fringe to visit sites connected with dark tales of prison life, execution and murderous intent.
Shakespeare - Take Him for All in All
Mon, 23 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While Shakespeare is the stuff of legend, he was in so many ways a typical Londoner. In fact, to explore the story of Shakespeare in London is to appreciate an exciting time of social advancement and international development, with London at the centre of England’s coming of age.
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Tue, 24 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: With readings from Iain Sinclair, George Orwell and others, this tour explores the rich story of Bethnal Green, one of crime and poverty, but also one of resilience and survival. Through their words we engage with the human currents of Bethnal Green and its unique flavour.
Rumpole and the Legal Life
Wed, 25 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Follow the legal adventures of Old Bailey hack Horace Rumpole with readings from John Mortimer’s stories.
Just You Wait and See
Sat, 28 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While the East End was facing the deprivations of the Home Front, plans were being formulated to create a brand new London. We were looking forward to blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover – just you wait and see!
Engineering Change
Sun, 29 Oct
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Mechanical, electrical and civil engineering ventures have shaped the City of London as they have helped it grow. This tour explores both familiar and unfamiliar ventures, both successes and failures.
The Battle for Bethnal Green
Sat, 4 Nov
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: When London expanded to become the world’s first Metropolis, its semi-rural suburbs were swamped. This tour examines the challenges urbanisation brought to Bethnal Green, and how they were met. In many ways, these challenges continue to be met today.
Reaching into the Abyss
Sun, 5 Nov
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This is an exploration of Victorian philanthropy in the dark area that clung to the northeastern corner of the City, a story of the human cost of the new metropolis and of those who set themselves to help.
Tidemarks from the Pool
Sat, 11 Nov
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: A tour to the heart of London’s maritime trade, when the river and docks were alive with shipping and the area full of sailors ashore after months of hardship.
Just You Wait and See
Sun, 12 Nov
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: While the East End was facing the deprivations of the Home Front, plans were being formulated to create a brand new London. We were looking forward to blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover – just you wait and see!
The Ripper Enigma
Sat, 18 Nov
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: What really happened in 1888 when five women were murdered in the Whitechapel area and their dead bodies cruelly mutilated? Neither gore-fest nor wild speculation, this tour explores the world of these most mysterious of murders.
The Dark Side of the Green
Sun, 19 Nov
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: Bethnal Green’s past is littered with dark deeds and dodgy dudes, but these are also important moments in the history of law and order in this country.
In and Out of the Aldgate
Sat, 25 Nov
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This is a circular tour which explores the many layers in the development of Aldgate. Once the home of a guild of English knights, the area has become a borderland between the City and the East End
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Sun, 26 Nov
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: With readings from Iain Sinclair, George Orwell and others, this tour explores the rich story of Bethnal Green, one of crime and poverty, but also one of resilience and survival. Through their words we engage with the human currents of Bethnal Green and its unique flavour.
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