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David Charnick (guide details)

Engineering Change
Sun, 26 Feb
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 Unquiet City
Tue, 28 Feb
Your guide: David Charnick
Description: This tour takes in nearly 2,000 years of unrest: from Roman times the City has been a target for rebellion and revolt for groups with very different objectives.
The Battle for Bethnal Green
Sun, 5 Mar
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.
The Dark Side of the Green
Sun, 12 Mar
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.
Just You Wait and See
Sun, 19 Mar
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!
Bethnal Green in So Many Words
Sun, 26 Mar
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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