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.
Please phone, text or email me if you have any questions about items on this site.
Telephone: 07875 537 295
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The current Government advise is that you cannot lead walks during Lockdown Two in November. Since September I have been leading groups of up 10 people at weekends in both Enfield and London. When Lockdown Two is over I will release details of walks for 2021. These will all be subject to Government guidance and restricted to 10 attendees
I’m not convinced that it is safe to hold indoor meetings even in the New Year.
I will however continue to hold ZOOM presentations.
FROM JANUARY 2021 to MARCH 2021 THE FOLLOWING PACKAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE
A 12 week course looking at various areas of the borough. Partly history partly virtual walk.
For more details see the Local History Course page
To be held on Tuesday Evenings at 7.30 and repeated on Wednesday morning of the Following Week at 11am
Cost for the 12 week course £30.00.
I will also offer the following packages:
ASPECTS OF ENFIELD.
Three talks, topics which put Enfield and Edmonton on the map
ELIZABETHAN ENFIELD Wednesday 27th January 2pm
Princess Elizabeth and her brother the future Edward V1 spent part of their childhood in Enfield and as Queen visited at least four times. However it is her courtiers that had local connections that are equally interesting.
JOHN GILPIN Wednesday 24th February 2pm
William Cowper’s poem about a Cheapside dealer failing to meet his wife at The Bell at Edmonton probably did more than anything else to let the world know about Edmonton. However Cowper never visited the area but was an fascinating character. A reading of the poem will end the talk.
THE ROYAL SMALL ARMS FACTORY Wednesday 24th March 2pm
The Enfield rifle in its various forms served our forces in several wars. Most Enfield residents would never have visited the site but for over 150 years this was the the most famous place in the parish.
COST FOR THE PACKAGE OF THREE PRESENTATIONS £10.00
Another selection of talks on areas of Greater London
BARNSBURY Thursday 7th & repeated Tuesday 12th January 11am
This talk visits a selection of Islington Squares. Each with their own distinct architecture and anecdotes. We will also investigate Barnsbury Woods, The Union Chapel, Almeida Theatre and the history of the area before the march of bricks and mortar.
THORNEY ISLAND Thursday 4th & repeated Tuesday 9th February 11am
Covering parts of Westminster and Pimlico we uncover some of the more unsavoury areas without ignoring the influence of The Church and Government Lands.
CLERKENWELL Thursday 11th and repeated Tuesday 16th March 11am Beloved Clerkenwell place of my engender, a man would give something to be born in such a place (with apologies to Charles Lamb)
COST FOR THE PACKAGE OF ALL THREE PRESENTATIONS £10.00
EXPLORE THE CITY
Themes from The Square Mile
ROMAN CITY Thursday 14th & repeated Tuesday 19th January 11am
Londinium 18 feet below the current City but we can conjure up a story of the first London if you bring your imagination.
CITY GARDENS AND OPEN SPACES Thursday 11th & repeated Tuesday 16th February 11am
The City boasts over 200 churchyards, gardens, pocket parks & piazzas. We view a selection and give a bit of history.
PEEPING THROUGH THE 17th CENTURY Thursday 4th repeated Tuesday 9th March 11am
Samuel Pepys was a true Londoner and experienced all the major events of the 1600’s. The execution of Charles 1st, The Civil War, Restoration, Plague, Fire and The Dutch Wars. and then there is his private life ……
COSTS FOR THE PACKAGE OF THREE PRESENTATIONS £10.00
To register an interest in any of the above please email me at email@example.com. I will collect payment in December.
Please stay safe and well. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.