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5 March - Women of Southwark Guided Tour

Explore the untold story of Southwark women through the ages on a guided tour, in time to celebrate International Women's Day 2020.
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Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Southwark Cathedral


With International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March, Better Bankside have joined forces with Southwark Cathedral to celebrate by offering a walking tour discovering the lives of women connected to the Cathedral throughout history.

From Victorian pioneers such as Octavia Hill and Isbella Gilmore to the benefactors such as Dorothy Appleby and Elizabeth Newcomen who provided funds for poor people in south London. Uncover the impact of Queen Mary I on the life of the cathedral and the people she condemned to death in this building.

Come join us in remembering the forgotten stories of women in Southwark.

About the Guides

The Cathedral guides undertake extensive training to learn 900 years of cathedral history and volunteer their time to deliver tour and walks for the cathedral. Many of them also work as City of London Guides and Greenwich Guides and are very knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects that they share with those who attend their tours.

Spaces are strictly limited so early booking is recommended. Please RSVP via Eventbrite here using the password: Bankside

Meet at the Cathedral's welcome desk at 12.30pm promptly - there's lots to see! The tour lasts approximately an hour.

Aug 22 2017