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Talks at The Thorney Island Society Archives

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10 Old Pye Street, SW1P 2DG

Whatever happened to the historic River Tyburn? Victor Keegan, author of Vic Keegan’s Lost London (1) and Vic Keegan’s Lost London (2) will chart the history of this extraordinary river which still springs from the Hampstead Hills but leaves experts arguing over if and where it reaches the Thames.

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St. James's Park, Victoria, Westminster

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Talks at the Archives

Talk on "Whatever happened to the historic River Tyburn"?

Victor Keegan, author of Vic Keegan’s Lost London (1) and Vic Keegan’s Lost London (2) will chart the history of this extraordinary river which still springs from the Hampstead Hills but leaves experts arguing over if and where it reaches the Thames.

The Archives

The Archive contains books, engravings and files relating to the extraordinary history around us from Parliament, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey to St John’s Smith Square. It is in Old Pye Street at the centre of what was a hotbed of squalor and criminality that Charles Dickens dubbed “The Devil’s Acre”. It is on the actual site of a former school for pickpockets - almost certainly the inspiration for Fagin’s Den.

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