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Wartime Guided Walks

All of our walks start and finish at convenient locations and last for approximately 2 hours 30 mins to 3 hours depending on the actual walk, weather conditions and the number of questions you might ask of the guide. Questions are always welcomed and form an integral part of the experience. NB: My scheduled "public" walks usually take place on Sundays as I devote midweek dates to private groups and other commitments.

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If you would prefer a private Blitz walk along one of our walks for a group, whether it be family, friends, a club, society or school group on a date of your choice, we can normally cater for groups of up to approximately 35 people.
So if you're interested, contact us for a quotation.

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Starts outside Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BY. This is the first public opportunity to take our new City walk which examines pretty much every era of the air attacks against London over two world wars. We start our walk by viewing splinter damage at Bart's Hospital caused during the Blitz of 1941 and compounded by one of the final V-2 rockets to strike the capital on 8 March 1945. We then step back in time further to 1915 and examine the legacy of the first Zeppelin raid to reach Central London. We then stroll through picturesque Postman's Park on our way to view Blitz damage at the old Roman Wall as well as visiting two bombed-out Wren churches, one of which that has an intriguing connection with Winston Churchill and Harry S Truman. We continue via Guildhall and learn of its destruction, before pausing at the site of "London's Largest Crater" in 1941 at Bank Station. We hear of heroism by railway workers at Cannon Street and of Bomb Disposal teams at St Paul's before we view another bombed out church which is now a peaceful haven in the City. Walk guided by Steve Hunnisett.

The walk is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes duration and finishes near to St Paul's Underground Station.

The walk costs £12.00 per head (pay on the day).

Pre-booking is required and can be done via the contact page when we will provide full contact/meeting details.

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ZEPPELINS, BOMBERS & ROCKETS

SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER 2019 - START 11:00

Starts at All Saints Church, All Saints Drive SE3 0TY. On this walk, we start by learning why All Saints Church lost it's railings. We see the evidence of bombing in an earlier conflict as well as learning of a devastating V-2 rocket incident in the heart of Blackheath Village. We see surviving anti-invasion measures on the heath and learn of the work of the Civil Defence services before discovering how General Wolfe‘s statue acquired his ‘honourable scars‘ of war. We also tread in the footsteps of Churchill at the Old Royal Naval College as well as learning of the destruction of St Alfege's Church. Walk guided by Steve Hunnisett.

The walk is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes duration and finishes at St Alfege's Church in Greenwich Town Centre.

The walk costs £12.00 per head (pay on the day).

Pre-booking is required and can be done via the contact page when we will provide full contact/meeting details.

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BLACKHEATH & GREENWICH AT WAR

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