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  • Phil Gyford
    ... -- Phil Gyford http://www.gyford.com/ Begin forwarded message: From: John Halligan Subject: Huguenots of Spitalfields 8 - 21
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 22, 2012

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    From: John Halligan <jhalligan2000@...>
    Subject: Huguenots of Spitalfields 8 - 21 April 2013
    Date: 19 October, 2012 15:52:24 BST

    Dear Phil
    You may recall that John delivered a Pepys Walk for your Group in May of this year.
    We thought your members might be interested in a project we've become involved in for next Spring. It's based on gaining recognition for those Huguenots who were evicted from France in the 17th Century and who settled in Spitalfields in East London and made the area famous for their skills as silk weavers, silversmiths and craftsmen. Spitalfields has been a settling place for different migrant groups for centuries and many of the original streets and Huguenot properties have been preserved. Today it's a trendy place to live with the likes of artists Gilbert & George, Tracey Emin and historian Dan Cruikshank taking up residence.
    To celebrate a couple of important anniversaries in 2013, a two-week Festival of events has been arranged between 8 & 21 April, with a wonderful range of guided walks, talks and a Market called 'The Big Weave'. Places on walks can be booked by individuals or for groups of between 15 and 25 people. The attached document has details. The website (www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org) should be up and running in a week or two.
    John will be one of the Guides on the walks and Joy’s role is 'behind the scenes', organising bookings for some of the events.
    Please do feel free to pass on this message and the attachment to anyone you know who may be interested in the Festival.
    Best Wishes
    John & Joy Halligan
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