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The Livery Halls and the Great Fire
Sat 30 July 2016, 14:00 – 16:00
A guided walk through the City, especially designed for Livery Companies, to mark the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire
The Architects’ Company together with others involved in building in the City - the Carpenters’, Masons’, Plumbers’, Tylers and Bricklayers’, Joiners and Ceilers’, Plaisterers', Paviors', Furniture Makers’, Chartered Surveyors’, Builders Merchants’ and Constructors - have joined forces to prepare these walks and are pleased offer them to other Livery companies.
We have two very experienced City guides - Stephen Wagstaffe, the Renter Warden of the Architects’ Company and David Thompson, a Blue Badge Guide and former Chair of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.
Stephen and David have worked out a fascinating but not too taxing route that tells the story of the Fire and focuses on those halls with extant post Fire fabric - like the Apothecaries, Innholders, Skinners, Stationers, Tallow Chandlers and Vintners. The walks will start at the Monument and move westwards to finish in Blackfriars Lane in front of Apothecaries Hall - an easy walk to the Blackfriars pub for those in need of a restorative.
We are initially offering two possible dates but can add additional ones if take up demands.
Saturday 30 July David Thompson : 14.00 -16.00 hrs
Saturday 6 Aug Stephen Wagstaffe : 14.00-16.00 hrs
The cost of each tour is £20 (+ admin fee) per head - funds will be donated to the London’s Burning project, the highlight of the official commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire.
A structure will be built by young Londoners and floated up the Thames. The project will give young people the chance to develop their skills in carpentry, CNC laser cutting, design and engineering and filmmaking.