Category Archives: Hidden Heroines

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2020

All our walks this March have a women’s theme. There are spies and socialists, politicians and pacifists, suffragists and scientists, medics and mystery writers. And of course we take you to to some lovely and lesser known London places. Our … Continue reading

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Dorothy L Sayers’ Bloomsbury

The second of our new Wednesday Walks! this week If the name Dorothy L Sayers simply conjures up an image of Edward Petherbridge or Ian Carmichael portraying a ‘silly ass’ aristocratic sleuth with a monocle, perhaps it is time to … Continue reading

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Sylvia and Winston

I was recently fortunate enough to see ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s production of SYLVIA at The Old Vic.  Maria Omakinwa, who  had stepped into the title role of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst at very short notice,  put up a great … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Born on this day 1847 to a family of extraordinary women.

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Sylvia Pankhurst – Everything is possible

Excellent evening recently at WORLDwrite in #Hackney to see a screening of their Sylvia Pankhurst documentary.  You can see a clip here: Source: Sylvia Pankhurst – Everything is possible

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Recycling is not new…..

Looking at this imposing Grade II listed church in the east London suburb of Wanstead it would be hard to imagine its very unusual history. Now well-connected by the Central Line and popular with young families, Wanstead in the 1860s … Continue reading

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Beautifying Bermondsey

Ada Salter with her favourite flowers  © Oonagh Gay Oonagh Gay of Crouch End Walks and I were joined by a very interesting group of walkers for our Ada Salter – Beautifying Bermondsey walk for Open Garden Squares on Saturday … Continue reading

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Fresh Air and Fun

  We got both fresh air and fun on yesterday’s Bermondsey walk and some stunning views of the Thames and the London skyline to boot!  Each time I walk these streets  as spring turns to summer and the trees come into full … Continue reading

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Beautifying Bermondsey 

It was pretty windy when Oonagh led the first of our Ada Salter walks in Bermondsey last week, but that didn’t put off the group who all enjoyed the mix of Garden estate, old warehouses and sunning Thames views upriver. … Continue reading

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New Walks for 2017

After a couple of months of hibernation and planning I’m shall be starting to offer a regular programme of walks again from March. I’m excited  to announce new walks for 2017 about two women I admire  very much. Ada Salter: Beautifying Bermondsey … Continue reading

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