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SWESRS Social & Community Group – Tales of the Riverside and Old Father Thames

Monday February 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Eleanor Bloom will be our guide for the evening, taking us on an ‘Armchair Walk’ along the South side of the River Thames which has a very old and salacious history.  In 16th century Tudor London, Southwark was outside of the City's jurisdiction and therefore not bound by law and order.  As a result, it became a hotbed of drunkenness, vice and prostitution and notorious for its riverside taverns, brothels and gambling dens. It was also a centre for cruel animal sports such as bear baiting & cockfighting.  Shakespeare’s playhouses added to the area’s poor reputation (at a time when theatre was not so respectable).

Eleanor is an experienced guide for as well as a very active member of SWESRS.

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For further information about this event, please contact Robert Young, Facilitator, SWESRS: Social and Community Group (Tel: 0208530 2514 and


Monday February 22, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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