Thursday, 24 December 2015

#BobCratchit2015 – A Wander From Cornhill to Camden Town Stave 5/5

Adam writes…

The final part of my tribute to the great and noble Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, the final few snaps from my walk between Cornhill and Camden Town, the "commute" made by Scrooge's lowly clerk from work to home… 

Along the way I snapped a few pics of the route as it is today – a very different London from Bob Cratchit's.

Here's a reminder of my route (scroll down for Stave One, posted earlier)…




… a walk of some 3.7 miles, via…




… and George Gilbert Scott's St Pancras hotel…



… via the British Library…



This excellent British Library film looks at The Origins of A Christmas Carol…


On to Somers Town…  



… and St Mary's Church, a building personally familiar to the young Dickens, who lived at Cranleigh Street…


… in conditions far from affluent. The plaque was unveiled in 2013 by actor Simon Callow. 


As posted in Stave One, here's a Google map of a suggested route for Bob's walk home…




If any of you Daily Constitutionalists & London Walkers end up doing your own version of Bob's walk, do drop us a line at the usual address, send us your pics, or leave a comment below…

Merry Christmas!



A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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