New Walks for 2017
Walks start again in March and I’m pleased to announce several new walks for 2017
This year Capital Walks ventures south of the River with walks in Bermondsey celebrating the life and achievements of Ada Salter; socialist, pacifist, environmentalist, youth-worker and Quaker. Ada was the first female Mayor in London and the first Labour woman mayor in the British Isles. Ada loved singing and plants; with her husband, local doctor and MP Dr Alfred Salter, she made a significant impact on health, housing, employment and labour relations. The Garden Suburb she created and the tree planting she championed can still be seen today.
Look out for dates in April and June
Dorothy Sayers Bloomsbury
Back in Bloomsbury, Capital Walks has been indulging long-held enthusiasm for the writing of Dorothy L Sayers and developing a walk around some of DLS’s haunts along with those of her alter ego Harriet Vane and other familiar characters from the novels. See where Peter Wimsey broke his collarbone, where Harriet lived, where her fictional lover Philip Boyes imbibed Strong Poison and find out more about the woman who brought them all to life.
Launched for Dorothy L Sayers birthday weekend – 11th & 12th June
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