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Walking the Hackney/Islington border from Dalston to the Regent’s Canal
February 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
** CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS, APOLOGIES FOR SHORT NOTICE **
‘Beating the Bounds’ to mark and confirm the borders between parishes is an ancient tradition, where the border was literally paced out, agreed and marked with stones each year. This is part of a series of walks exploring the borders of today’s Islington Borough (with Hackney and Camden) looking at how this has evolved over the centuries due to a mix of changing land ownership, parish church catchments, significance of early settlements and roads, and natural features such as springs and ponds.
There’s a wealth of interest on either side of the border, including a leper hospital, almshouses, inns of pleasure and ill repute, market gardens, the Mildmay area, a livestock market, vanished churches, factories and a manor house.
This is a 2 hour tour including a walk through De Beauvoir Town on the Hackney side of the border. Starts at Haggerston Station, ends near the Regent’s Canal and The Rosemary Branch.
Pre-booking essential – please click here.