BRIGHTER – FUNDRAISING GUIDED WALK AROUND ANGEL: SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER
Looking to discover more about the Angel’s past? Well, get your walking shoes on and join a special guided walk around the area and support the Mayor of Islington’s Charities at the same time!
This year Clerkenwell & Islington Guides’ Association, the Mayor of Islington’s official tour guides celebrates 30 years of bringing the history of the borough to life. To mark this milestone and to launch their new name, on Sunday 21 October from 11am to 12.30pm, Islington Guided Walks are putting on a special guided walk to help the Mayor’s charities for this year. The charities are Freightliners which runs a farm in the heart of Islington and CARIS Islington which offers bereavement counselling to adults and children and runs a cold weather shelter for homeless people.
The walk highlights 2018’s many other anniversaries including 200 years since the completion of the Islington tunnel on the Regent’s Canal and 100 years since the end of WWI and some women won the vote. Discover memorials on the streets where they lived, to those who gave their lives in WWI; one of London’s oldest pub theatres and the balcony where Meryl Streep, playing Emmeline Pankhurst gave that rousing speech in the film “Suffragette”. Meet the man who lived long enough to unveil his own Islington heritage plaque, the 4foot 11inch leader of the Suffragettes’ Bodyguard known as the “Jiujitzu suffragette” and see the pub where the notorious Hatton Garden heist was planned by a gang of senior citizens.
The tour starts and ends at Angel Underground station. There is no charge for the guided walk but donations for the Mayor’s Charities are welcome on the day.
Visit https://mayorofislingtonwalk.eventbrite.co.uk to book and find out more.