Welcome to Jaywalks
London and Enfield Walks, Talk and Courses
Hi, I’m Joe Studman – Local History Guide and Speaker.
Join me on one of my London guided tours, my guided walks and talks in Enfield or on my Local History Course.
You can also hire me to lead a walk or give an illustrated talk for your group.
Telephone: 07875 537 295
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Summer Events 2018
July-December 2018 brochure is now available. If you want me to email you a pdf or post a hard copy please ask.
All walks cost £5.00 per person, £4.00 concessions. Talks at Jubilee Hall cost £3.00 inc Tea & Coffee.
There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day and pay then.
Walks take about 90minutes. Talks last about 60 minutes.
Tuesday 5th June 2018
Meet Mornington Crescent Underground (Northern Line, Charing Cross Branch) 11am
A neglected area that includes a BBC variety theatre, the genesis of adult education, the oldest parish church in London and The British Library.
Saturday 16th June 2018
SMITHFIELD & CHARTERHOUSE
Meet Farringdon Station 11am
Black Death, Bartholomew Fair, Haunted Pubs, the burning of Protestant & Catholic Martyrs. All here in spitting distance of each other.
Sunday 24th June 2018
BUSH HILL PARK
Meet outside St Stephens Church by the bus stop in Village Road 2pm
The earliest settlement in Enfield, lost historic mansions, rustic bijou villas and some surprising stories.
Wednesday 27th June 2018
TALK: NEW LAMPS FOR OLD
Jubilee Hall 2, Parsonage Lane Enfield 2.30pm start.
In the first half of the 20th century Enfield was at the forefront of the electronics industry. Ediswan, Belling, MK Electrics, Sangamo and later Thorns are just some of the names investigated in this talk.
Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Meet Holborn Tube (Kingsway Exit) 11am Gray’s Inn, Lincoln’s Inn, The Royal Courts of Justice and why Dickens and others hated lawyers so much.
Saturday 14th July 2018
CIRCLING THE SQUARE MILE
Meet outside The Museum of London 11am
Follow the route of the Roman City Wall discovering physical remains and an eclectic mix of stories
NOTE: This is a FREE walk
Sunday 22nd July 2018
Meet Ponders End Station 2pm
We reveal the story of Enfield’s Silicon Valley. It ought to be a world heritage site!
Wednesday 25th July 2018
TALK: LEIGH HUNT
Jubilee Hall Parsonage Lane 2.30 Doors open 2pm.
Born in Southgate Leigh Hunt is best remembered as being lampooned by Charles Dickens character Herbert Skimpole in Bleak House. In his younger days he was intimate with Keats, Shelley Byron and dear Charles Lamb. He spent two years in gaol for libelling The Prince Regent and was the first real theatre critic.
Tuesday 7th August 2018
Meet Bermondsey Station (Jubilee Line) 11am
The Abbey is long gone and evidence of its Industrial Heritage is fast disappearing but we can uncover traditional Bermondsey before it becomes too trendy.
Saturday 11th August 2018
Meet Russell Square Underground 11am
An alternative look at Bloomsbury trying to avoid Virginia Woolf and her cronies. We will meet cross dressing Fanny & Stella, The Prostitutes Padre, And Mrs Wilberforce.
Sunday 19th August 2018
Meet outside Forty Hall by the lake 2.pm
Some of Enfield’s finest Georgian Buildings and the stories associated with them
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
TALK: GEORGIAN ENFIELD
Jubilee Hall Parsonage Lane 2.30 Doors open 2pm. Talk lasts about an hour
The buildings and personalities of 18th century Enfield. The Gentry took their entertainment at The assembly Rooms while the rustics made use of the ale houses and pleasure fairs.