Movement, Migration and Place: Shuffle Festival 2015

by Sheldon

Amongst the dappled shade of the only woodland in Zone 2 are once key-characters in the fabric of the East End. Beneath a pink granite monument is White Hat Willie, builder of Cutty Sark and on Millionaire’s Row – royalty itself – the uncrowned King of Limehouse. From drunk coachmen, Jack the Ripper to the terrible realisation of the First World War, in this dense woodland are some of the nation’s most notable and notorious characters.

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We’re very pleased to announce our continued involvement with the Shuffle Festival this year, a community event that celebrates and brings together the cultural diversity found within Tower Hamlets. Due to the runaway success of the walk (over 60 people listening to me talk about a man who strapped people to Cannons and Dr. Barnado last year), I’ve enlisted the help of my fellow Westminster guides Emmanuel, Susie, Dan and Highgate/Abney Park guide Sam Perrin to assist me in running the tour.

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The schedule is as follows:

Sunday 26th July – Tours at 1, 3 & 5pm

Saturday 1st August – Tours on the hour between 12 and 5pm

Other events such as films, comedy, cheese tastings and music – provided by headliners British Sea Power can be viewed here.

Tickets for the tours available here! Come along and see us in action!

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About SheldonKGoodman

I'm Sheldon, a City of Westminster guide with a passion for exploring the environment around us. I have an extensive and deep interest in cemeteries and the people buried within them: it's a fascinating story and mix of characters who have all contributed to the world of today. Writing for www.cemeteryclub.co.uk, I hope to bring some of these people and places back to life and reveal their achievements, interests and lives.
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