Added on June 11, 2017 Category Past Events

Thursday 6th July The Stones that Built Hackney
A walk with Dr Ruth Siddall, UCL
6.30pm meet at Hackney Town Hall.
The walk lasts about 90 minutes and ends at St Augustine’s Tower, where we can enter the Tower and get to see the views from the roof.
Please book places here: Eventbrite

‘This walk looks at Hackney through the geology and history of its building stones. From the Medieval building materials used in St Augustine’s Tower, through Portland Stone used in monumental civic architecture and Scandinavian granites used to add a touch of class to the classic London pub, a walk along Mare Street reveals a social history of stone use in North London. No previous knowledge of geology is required, but be prepared to get up close to stone to spot minerals and fossils!’