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Heroes of Postman's Park: The Secret History of the Watts Memorial
Fri 13 May 2016, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to one of the City of London’s most beautiful gardens and learn the secrets of the remarkable and enchanting monument that lies within.
The Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Postman’s Park London is a Victorian monument dedicated to ‘everyday’ heroism; acts of life-risking bravery, undertaken by otherwise ordinary people, largely in the course of their everyday life. 62 people (men, women and children) are commemorated on 54 ceramic tablets mounted upon a wall within a wooden cloister. The ages of those commemorated range from 8-year-old Henry Bristow to Daniel Pemberton, who was 61 when he died.
The main event of the evening will be a guided tour of the Watts Memorial and a talk delivered by Dr John Price, author of the recent book, Heroes of Postman’s Park: Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Victorian London and Lecturer in History at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Ticketholders will enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the park as well as a complimentary drink and light refreshments. Dr Price will be available throughout the evening to answer questions and sign copies of his book.
Standard Tickets are just £12 (including a drink and light refreshments).
Members of the Friends of City Gardens and the Friends of the Watts Memorial can purchase tickets at the reduced rate of £10.