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Walk Round The History Of Spon End

Spon End residents are offering a chance for people to visit hidden parts of the area as part of this weekend's Heritage Open Days.

The second Spon End History Walk takes place on Sunday 17 September, starting at 2pm outside the Odeon entrance, at the SkyDome, Spon Street.

The walk will trace the route of the River Sherbourne through the area, exploring long gone street layouts and visiting sites representing the stages in the history of the area from a mediaeval settlement through the watch and ribbon weaving trades to the cycle and car industries.

Walkers will be encouraged to contribute their own memories during the walk.

The walk will be led by local historian, Mark Cook who said:

"Much of the area has changed over the years, but we were surprised how many reminders of the history of the area can be seen.

“The presence of the river was vital in the development of the area as a mediaeval settlement, enabling the area to carry out trades associated with the cloth industry."

The walk will also take in the bridge over the river moved from the canal at Woodway Lane during the construction of the M6.  For more details contact Mark Cook 024 7622 5929

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