Day – August 2020 – “The Old East End of London”

Tuesday 11th August 2020

“The Old East End of London”

The Spirit of Christmas
Kindertransport, The Arrival Memorial, Liverpool Street Station. Image: Wjh31 Own Work.
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In place of our postponed visit to Weston Park in August 2020, we enjoyed an excellent virtual tour by award winning Pepe Martinez, a London Blue Badge Guide and tutor, on one of London’s most fascinating districts.

This told us the story of wave after wave of people coming to London to seek refuge, looking for a better life. Using powerful images, video and google street views we saw the arrival of French Huguenots and the 1680’s through to the more than 10.000 Jewish Kindertransport children who arrived at Liverpool Street station in 1939.