Thursday, 6 September 2012

Fair Maids, Feminists and Philanthropists

Having corrected our posture earlier this week with her recommendation for good walking shoes (remind yourselves HERE), Isobel is now correcting the balance of history this Saturday with her Fair Maids, Feminists and Philanthropists walk – meeting at 10.45a.m at Southwark tube.

“It’s a walk,” says Isobel, “that corrects the balance insomuch as the stars wear petticoats, not pantaloons.

Women may not appear as often as men in the history books, but that doesn’t mean they have been sitting at home twiddling their thumbs. Far from it. From princesses to prostitutes, they have made their mark and shaped the world we live in today. Some have relied their looks, others their wit.

This walk traces the steps of the famous, the infamous, and the virtually unknown Fair Maids, Feminists and Philanthropists in this corner of Southwark.”

Fair Maids, Feminists and Philanthropists – 10.45a.m at Southwark tube Saturday 8th September 2012

Photo Credit: Darrell Berry

Isobel is an artist, journalist, linguist, prize-winning Blue Badge Guide and London Walks' token aristocrat. One of her ancestors introduced the waltz to this country.


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