26th August to 8th 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.





Plumstead High Street - Come and walk with us!

Thursday 30th August from 6.30pm
Sunday 2nd September from 11.30am

High St

Why not join locals from voluntary group Positive Plumstead Project (find us on Facebook and Twitter) in a walk of Plumstead High Street, visiting some shops you may not have noticed before? We will show you our favourite places to shop and eat.

No charge and no need to book - just turn up on the day. Both walks follow the same route and will last around an hour or so, depending on numbers etc.

Meeting places:

Thursday 30th August - 6.30pm starting from outside the Plume of Feathers on Plumstead High Street and finishing at the Café Royal on Plumstead Road.

Sunday 2nd September - 11.30am starting from outside the Fire Station, corner of Lakedale Road, and finishing at the Café Royal/Expo on Plumstead Road.

Jess Currie will be leading the walks.

Don't Mention the War!

Sunday 2nd September at 2pm

St. Nicholas Gardens

Meet at: Saint Nicholas Gardens, St Nicholas Rd, SE18 1HH (above) at 2pm.

A short talk and tour lasting no more than 90 minutes looking at some of the damage caused by bombs during World War II in the area of Plumstead around St. Nicholas church . It will finish in the garden of the Plume of Feathers PH where there are remains of the pub's air-raid shelter.

Free - just turn up and the walk is suitable for children as well as adults.

Deborah O'Boyle will be leading the Walk.

Second World War air raid shelter to be visited at the end of the walk.
Second World War air raid shelter to be visited at the end of the walk.