Huguenots walking tours in Spitalfields take place on the first Tuesday of each month from May to October. We meet at Christ Church, Spitalfields at 2pm. The next Huguenots of Spitalfields walking tour this year takes place on Tuesday 4th July.

Donation £10 per head goes towards the Huguenots of Spitalfields educational fund.

You can turn up on the day but to guarantee a place, please buy your tickets in advance.

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Set in the heart of the Stour Valley, the picturesque market town of Sudbury in Suffolk has for centuries been the prosperous centre of the weaving and silk industries. Today, the market town of Sudbury is regarded as Great Britain’s most important centre for silk manufacture producing nearly 95% of the nation’s woven silk textiles from its three working mills.  Historian David Burnett will show us what remains followed by a visit to Gainsborough House to see the exhibition 'Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury'.

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Meet outside the Tourist Information Centre in Greenwich at 11am. Guide, Kate Boyle will fascinate you with the Huguenot history and characters that once live here. Donation £10.  You can turn up on the day but to guarantee a place, please buy your tickets in advance.

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Meet outside Shoreditch High Street overground station at 2pm on Saturday 29th July. Walk round the area to see and hear about the lives of these hardworking weavers. You will need to bring your imagination with you as some of the houses are in a poor state of dilapidation – but they tell a story of Huguenot weavers whose contribution is not often recognised. Donation £10.  

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Meet outside Shoreditch High Street overground station at 2pm on Saturday 7th October.  Walk round the area to see and hear about the lives of these hardworking weavers. You will need to bring your imagination with you as some of the houses are in a poor state of dilapidation – but they tell a story of Huguenot weavers whose contribution is not often recognised. Donation £10.  

You can turn up on the day but to guarantee a place, please buy your tickets in advance by following this link http://www.wegottickets.com/event/402695

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Huguenots walking tours in Spitalfields take place on the first Tuesday of each month from May to October. We meet at Christ Church, Spitalfields at 2pm. This Huguenots of Spitalfields walking tour takes place on Tuesday 1st August.

Donation £10 per head goes towards the Huguenots of Spitalfields educational fund. You can turn up on the day but to guarantee a place, please buy your tickets in advance.

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Many of the Huguenots (French Protestants) who left France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 were weavers - over the years 25,000 settled in Spitalfields. They brought their skills (known as “the Mysteries of the Strangers”), new techniques, new ideas and the incomparable French style. The master weavers lived in large, elegant houses whilst the journeymen weavers lived in small houses north of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green. You will hear about the silk industry, famous pattern designers, fashions, the weaving process and much more. Notably we will pass Anna Maria Garthwaite’s house and the hear the compelling story of this remarkable woman who died over 250 years ago.

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