27th August to 9th September

Walks Talks

WA 1908
WA a6

Arsenal F. C. - The Plumstead Years - a walk through time.

Monday 27th August from 11am

In 1886 a group of workers in the Dial Square workshops of the Royal Arsenal decided to form a football club. Within a few years, from the most modest of origins, Royal Arsenal FC, and then Woolwich Arsenal FC, joined Division One of the Football League and brought professional football to London and the South East. Now the mighty Arsenal FC, they are one of biggest football clubs in the world, and yet it all started around here before they relocated to north London in 1913. The walk will visit the main club locations in Plumstead but it was a very long time ago so please do bring along your imagination.

LOCATION: Monday 27th August starting from outside Plumstead railway station at 11am and finishing at the Star Inn on Plumstead Common Road around 90 minutes later where the players changed before their matches on what is now Plumstead Common. No charge and no need to book - just turn up outside the railway station on the day.

Phil Windeatt will be leading the Walk.