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
E-mail: joe@jaywalks.co.uk

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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.

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
BERMONDSEY
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
BLOOMSBURY
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
FORTY HILL
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 2pmTalk 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.

Tuesday 4th September 2018
MAIDA VALE & LITTLE VENICE
Meet Maida Vale Underground 11am
Wonderful domestic architecture and The Canal frame this walk through an area that is full of celebrities to colour our journey.

Saturday 15th September 2018
HOXTON
Meet Old Street station at the top of the ramp of exit/subway one. At the junction of City Road and Old Street 11am
MusicHalls & Theatres rubbed shoulders with Almshouses and the Furniture Trade in the past. Now a centre for trendy lifestyles.

Sunday 23rd September 2018
PALMERS GREEN
Meet Palmers Green Station 2pm
Meet Billy Biscuit, visit Loch Melville and hear about the elopement in a laundry basket

Wednesday 26th September 2018
TALK: SUFFRAGETTES AND THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT 
Jubilee Hall 2, Parsonage Lane Enfield 2.30pm
This talk looks at the votes for women and women’s rights movement in Enfield, Edmonton & Southgate. A number of National names were involved as well as a fair share of local heroes.

Tuesday 2nd October 2018
SOUTH HACKNEY
Meet London Fields Overground Station 11am
To complete unfinished business from last Autumns Hackney Walk around Hackney Central. Hackney never ceases to surprise with its selection of Churches, Crescents and Green Spaces with unexpected stories to match.

Saturday 13th October 2018
THE DARK SIDE OF THE CITY
Meet St Paul’s underground by Cafe Nero 11am
Executions, Assassinations, Ghostly Tales, Historic Dramas & Fighting Queens.

Sunday 21st October 2018
ENFIELD TOWN
Meet outside Enfield Town Overground Station 2pm
The backstreets of The Town are revealed this afternoon and it could all have been lost!

Wednesday 24th October 2018
TALK: A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOUTHGATE
Jubilee Hall 2, Parsonage Lane Enfield 2.30pm

Two villages on the edge of The Chase become dominated by The Walker Family in the 19th century and when they die out the underground comes and changes everything.

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