Did you know...Although London Bridge South Side is known as Nancy's steps, Nancy actually died at home? The steps were named after the myth illustrated in the famous Oliver Twist film!
Stories like this bring neighbourhoods to life. Our local walks will focus on such snapshots of history, drawing from volunteers' knowledge and research to create a true story-telling experience. We are looking for local people to bring their memories and stories, bringing the street memories to life.
The role includes planning and running walking groups that focus on local history tours. We are looking for a 12 week commitment on Monday's.
Walks will take place from Edgware road to White City. We will be looking at murals, graffitis and the Punk history in the area. Other topics will include the travellers history, and for volunteers to contribute their memories of punk history including nightlife, art and music. Other routes include Radcliffe gardens to Holland Park.
Volunteers will also be encouraging people experiencing homelessness to take part and be active to share their memories and local history.
The overall purpose is to engage local people in walks, and to collect unknown histories and personal stories.
Training will be provided to facilitate groups, become walk leaders, outreach to promote the groups, archiving of peoples stories and memories, preparing of routes and the stories to be shared during the walks, collating urban myths and local history to contribute to walk content.
About St. Mungo's Recovery College
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