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6 WALKS - 6 MAPS

We put maps accompanying the 6 ROUTE BOOK WALKS online via google maps and pasted them here below.

SUNFLOWER AVENUE
Sunflower Avenue connects Mabley Green to Victoria Park cutting straight through the heart of Hackney Wick. It is a Local Initiative by Lea Bank Square Purple Garden to establish a planted connection between the two local parks


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WALKING THE PRESS
A walk from Abbey Gardens to Lea Bank Square moving the trolley which houses the seed bomb press. The press is used in the making of the seed bombs used on the Sunflower Avenue walk.


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PRINTERS PARADISE WALK
'Printers Paradise' was the informal name of the dense cluster of printers and related industry spread around the Wick and along the Carpenters Road. Map showing location of printers, finishers, litho and repro in and around Hackney Wick covering those that exisited in the 'heyday' of the mid 1980's- 1990's to present day. Mapped from personal accounts, aural histories and research gathered from those still operating in the area and from those who have moved out.


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THE WAY WE WALKED - CHRISTMAS SWIM WALK


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FRIDAY FISH WALK


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OFF THE TRACK
Monkey Parades were popular from at least the 1840's and were a British working class institution, which probably started life in the crowded urban centres. This courting congregation that saw men and women lavishly dressed to impress was rife in Hackney in 19th Century. The walk will retrace a visual journey of the Wick by George Sims, a journalist during the height of the popularity of Monkey Parades in the late 1800s. Participants are invited to dress to impress and the ladies are invited to wear lavish hats (designed by the ladies at the Wick) ending with a drink on Mabley Green.


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