Made in Bow: Hidden History of Manufacturing

29 Jun 2013

Event times

15:00 - 17:30

Cost of entry


Nunnery Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 205
  • Bow Road (Hammersmith & City, District lines)
  • Bow Church (DLR)

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Made in Bow: Hidden History of Manufacturing, Guided Walk with Graham Barker


Take part in a bespoke guided walk of the area inspired by the history of porcelain production in Bow. Walk guide Graham Barker will lead you on an exploration of the hidden history of manufacturing in Bow using Ordnance Survey maps from 1867. As you investigate the local backwaters, yards and side streets you'll hear about the entrepreneurs who helped shape this industrial landscape. There are glimpses into porcelain making, gin distilling, ink making and rocket testing. We'll learn about the invention of Indian Pale Ale and the production of Harper Twelvetrees' laundry blue. And we'll witness how the area is being transformed with the development of Strand East. The walk starts outside Pudding Mill Lane DLR station. We finish at the Made in Bow exhibition at The Nunnery Gallery, which brings together rarely-seen Bow porcelain and new artworks created in response by three local artists. Afterwards, there's a chance to relax over a coffee at the gallery's Carmelite Café. For further details, contact: Graham Barker graham@walkeast.org 0791 922 1806

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