The Battersea Society’s fundraising walks in aid of Katherine Low Settlement

The Battersea Society is sponsoring three fundraising walks as part of Katherine Low Settlement’s 100th birthday. We want to support the outstanding work of this Battersea mainstay and help them update their creaking and quirky building.

Sunday, 7 April 2:30pm
Old Battersea Village Walk
From Battersea Bridge to Old Battersea House, leader Jeanne Rathbone, author of Inspiring Women of Battersea, will share the rich history of this area. The walk ranges through time from the ancient Manor House and St. Mary’s Church to Marc Brunel’s sawmill and Morgan Crucible; includes the artistic heritage of Brian Barnes, renowned socialist sculptor Ian Walters and formidable art collector Wilhelmina Sterling, polar explorer Edward Wilson and more.

Sunday, 21 April 2:30pm
The Standard-bearer: how Battersea became a by-word for Progressivism
Join Sue Demont, author of Battersea’s First Lady: the Life and Times of Caroline Ganley MP for a 3 mile circular walk showcasing Battersea’s impressive municipal history, starting and ending at its magnificent town hall, now the Battersea Arts Centre. The walks take in sites associated with Caroline Ganley and other innovators who pioneered ground-breaking reforms from which we still benefit today.

Sunday, 28 April 2:30pm
Green and Blue Gems: introducing North Battersea’s best public parks, paths and gardens
Join Clare Graham, Chair of our Open Spaces Committee and author of Discovering Battersea’s Open Spaces for a stroll through Battersea Park, along the Thames Path and into the most interesting of the many smaller public spaces tucked away behind back streets. Discover their hidden highlights and learn about their history, finishing at Katherine Low Settlement.

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