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Southwark Story - Part One - Romans, Pilgrims and a Priory
Thu 16 February 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
Join us for a series of evening talks led by Southwark Cathedral historian Guy Rowston in which we will uncover the stories of Southwark and the Cathedral at its heart.
In the first week, we will explore the Roman settlement, the medieval priory and the founding of St Thomas’s Hospital. We will hear of a royal wedding, race riots and the brothels of Bankside. The Inns of the Borough and the pilgrimage trade that fuelled them will be examined. Finally we will end on the closure of the Priory of St Mary Overie.
This course is lead by Southwark Cathedral’s expert guide, archivist and historian, Guy Rowston. He is an adult education lecturer in the history and architecture of London. In addition to running history walks he lectures to various historical societies and at the Guildhall Library. He has been connected with Southwark Cathedral for over 40 years.
Payments can also be made on the day in the Cathedral Shop however please check that there are still places by phoning 020 7367 6700.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Cathedral is located a 5 minute walk from London Bridge Mainline and Underground Station. A number of buses also serve the local area and other underground stations nearby are Cannon Street and Monument.
Unfortunately there is no parking available at the Cathedral.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please bring along a printed copy of your ticket or show your ticket via your phone or tablet on arrival.
Photography and filming is strictly prohibited at this event. Thank you for your co-operation.