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Sunday April 19th 2020, 2-4.30pm

Enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Grand Union canal from the Grand Junction Arms to the Beresford Avenue Bridge.

A charity guided walk by Camden Tour Guides in aid of the Mayor of Brent's charities, the Sickle Cell Society & the Jason Roberts Foundation.

Join us to share stories of people, buildings and events as well as enjoying the springtime tranquility of the canal towpath through the backwaters of Harlesden, Stonebridge and the North Circular Road.

some highlights
  • Jubilee Clock history by Harry Brown of WLHS
  • Landmarks of Acton Lane, Court, Schools, Churches
  • Harlesden Station - the first mainline railway out of London
  • Early electric power in Willesden
  • the Largest biscuit factory in Europe
  • the Grand Union canal from Paddington to Limehouse opened in 1820
  • Willesden manufacturing & World War 2
  • the River Brent
  • New St George's Grand Union, development at Stonebridge Park
  • the world famous Ace Cafe, home to classic motorcycling, cars and Juke box music of the 50s & 60s
There will be an envelope collection for the Mayor's charities. We suggest £10 minimum for waged people. We particularly welcome young people and especially those from local schools and the Jason Roberts Foundation.

CANCELLED due to the present situation.

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