Camden History Society - A Sunday stroll up Maiden Lane
An early 19th century visitor to London on business decides on a leisurely excursion from his Holborn coaching inn to Copenhagen House, where he and others can enjoy the refreshments, views and entertainment. Peter Darley will tell us what that visitor would have seen on this 2½-mile walk: the Fleet River, dust heaps, tile kilns and brick fields, pleasure gardens, the Smallpox Hospital, gas manufacture, Belle Isle and rookeries. The concerns of 200 years ago are strikingly familiar: housing and deprivation; health and environment; transport and industry; crime and punishment; leisure and recreation; and class oppression and the mobilisation of the masses.
Non-members welcome: £1 on the door.