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Take this virtual walk along the riverside to discover the old London Docks, built when ships would sail up the river by the wind in their sails. There is fascinating history in this area, which has changed radically with the creation of a new commercial centre for London around Canary Wharf. Discover the purpose of the ‘spritties’, the artefacts that Billy and Charlie made famous and why Michael Faraday shone a light on Charlton Hill.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (a recording will be available)
Meet the Host, Andrew
Andrew Warde has more than 40 years experience as a London Blue Badge guide, with additional guide qualifications for the City of London and for Windsor & Eton. He presents illustrated talks and walks in and around London, telling all about historic buildings, curious survivals from times past, or special areas of London life and the Thames riverside. These talks reveal fascinating aspects of London’s past and the people who lived there.
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
What if I can’t make the event?
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Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
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How do I watch the live event?
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