Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Walking Tour of Deptford - Monday 2nd May

Marmoset has written a lot on this blog about Charles Booth's Poverty Map of Deptford. If you're interested in the history of Deptford and wondering what to do on Bank Holiday Monday, actor and writer Sean Patterson is leading "an unconventional walk that combines architecture, literature, social history and psychogeography to bring this rich story to life".

The walk starts at 10.30am on Monday (there was also a walk today and yesterday) and costs £10 (£8 concs). The walk is two and three quarter hours long including a short stop at a pub. Meet outside the Deptford Deli cafe on Tanners Hill SE8. For more info go to
To book call 07957 222070, or email

"Booth's Inquiry into the Life and Labour of the People in London, undertaken between 1886 and 1903 was one of several surveys of working class life carried out in the 19th century. It is the only survey for which the original notes and data have survived and therefore provides a unique insight into the development of the philosophy and methodology of social investigation in the United Kingdom." (

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