‘And Did Those Feet’

Welcome to the new site.   This is a long overdue revision.  But it will take some time to edit all the content from the old site.

But you can still see the old site here:

Or read the original blog here

Both of which are increasingly out of date

Projects

And Did Those Feet has extensive experience of working in the heritage field. It has run several small museums, provided consultancy for many museums and leading heritage organisations. and managed many event programmes, lectures, walks,  cultural study tours, and conferences.

Kevin Flude lectures at:

Central St Martins College on the M.A. For Narrative Environments course

He is currently running a project in conjunction with the British Museum on Room 3 and the Tokyo Olympics.

University of Westminster on the ‘Londinium to the Blitz’ module.

He is delivering a 10 week course on the History of Museums to Stevenage Art Society.

He is a former Honorary Lecturer at UCL and Associate Lecturer at the University of Worcester on the Museums module.

 

More can be found on the heritage web site here:

Walks & Tours

I have a large repertory of walks, tours, and lectures  in my backpack.   I mostly give them for two excellent organisations. London Walks, and Road Scholar.

During the present crisis, these are cancelled.  Let me know if you have any particular walks you are interested in as I’m going to do some podcasts  – as soon as I get some time.

My next study tour for Road Scholar is  the ‘Quintessential Britain’  programme.   It goes to London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, the Cotswolds, Stratford, Chester, Conwy, Snowdonia, Haworth, York and Edinburgh.  Other programmes I give are shown below.

Walks for London Walks

I do various walks from time to time, nearly all for London Walks. (A list of all the walks. lectures, study tours I have given can be found here): 

Mar 28 2.30 Victoria & Albert & Albertopolis.  High Street Kensington Tube

April 18th 2.30 MedIeval London.  Liverpool St Bishopsgate Exit top of escalator

2.30 Sat 2 May Tower Hill Tube Myths and Legends and the Origins of London
2.30 Sat 13th June – Peasants Revolt Anniversary Special Aldgate Tube
7.15 Thur 9th July Jane Austen’s London Green Park Underground
2.30 Sunday 23rd Aug Jane Austen’s London Green Park Underground
7.15 Thurs 3rd Sept Great Fire of London Anniversary Special Monument Tube

Oct 31  2.30 pm The Archaeology of London Walk   St. Paul’s Tube Exit 2.

 

Road Scholar Programmes

In the summer I give a programme  called ‘London’s Neighbourhoods‘  which is a great short tour of London with a day in the East End taking in the Street Art, a Day in the City, Greenwich and Bermondsey.

Also, I lead  one called ‘Quintessential Britain’ which takes in London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Cotswold, Chester, Wales, Haworth, York, Edinburgh and other places en route.

 

A list of my walks. lectures, study tours can be found here:

Walks given recently:

Feb 22 2.30 Bermondsey – Archaeology & History.   Bermondsey Tube

7.15  Southwark & Bankside Pub Tour.  London Bridge Tube, Tooley St

Feb 1 2.30 Tower Hill to Rotherhithe Riverside Walk.  Tower Hill Tube

Feb 2  10.45 Bishopsgate Ward Walk.   Liverpool St Tube

Jan 25th 2.30 Wolf Hall London.   Liverpool Street Tube

7.15 Blackfriars to Fleet St Pub Tour.  Blackfriars Tube

Jan 26 2.30 Romans in London.  Monument Tube

2019

Dec 21 10.30 London’s East End – The Peasants’ Revolt to Street Art.  Aldgate Tube High Street Exit

Click here for info.

2.30 Shakespeare’s London Locations – The places in the plays

Shoreditch High Street Overground Station

Click here for more info

Jan 5 10.45 Myths & Legends & the Origins of London. Tower Hill Tube

Click here for more info

Nov 23rd  2.30 The City and the Blitz.  Moorgate West Tube. For more information

7.15 Hampstead Pub Tour Hampstead Tube For more information

Nov 30th  2.30 In Search of Saxon London.  Moorgate Tube.  For more information

7.15 Smithfield Pub Tour.  Barbican Tube

Myths and Legends and the Origins of London on Saturday at Oct. 5 for details click here 

City Backstreets Pub Tour  at 7.15 Oct. 5 click here for details


The City and the Blitz on November 23

 

Decline and Fall of Roman London on Saturday at 2.30 Sept. 28 for details click here:

Chelsea Pub Tour Saturday at 7.15 Sept. 28 for details click here:

Jane Austen’s London 4 May 2019 7.15  Green Park Underground

For more details see blog post:

River Fleet Pub Crawl  May 18

For more details see blog post:

 

 

Books

Books

Archaeology – The Usborne Young Scientist’. Usborne 1984  Barbara Cork, Struan Reid, Iain Ashman, Dr Anne Millard and Kevin Flude

Citisights Guide to London. Ten Walks through London’s Past’ Virgin Books. 1991. Kevin Flude and Paul Herbert (republished 2001 Authors Choice Press)

To buy click here:

In Their Own Words – A Literary Companion To The Origins Of London‘ D A Horizons, 2009.  Kevin Flude

To buy Kindle version click here.  To buy papeback email kpflude AT anddidthosefeet.org.uk

Divorced, Beheaded, Died …the History Of Britain’s Kings And Queens in Bite-sized chunks’ Michael O’mara Books, 2009. Kevin Flude   To buy click here

The Four Humours of Shakespeare‘ Feedaread.com, 2014.  Kevin Flude

To buy pamphlet email kpflude AT anddidthosefeet.org.uk

For my fictional works click here

Blog

Huge Circle of pits found around Durrington Walls

This is astonishing prehistoric find. A huge circle of pits surrounding Durrington Walls which is itself Britain’s biggest henge, and a mile or so away from Stonehenge, and Woodhenge. Continuing the golden age of Stonehenge archaeology. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/22/vast-neolithic-circle-of-deep-shafts-found-near-stonehenge?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX01vcm5pbmdCcmllZmluZ1VLLTIwMDYyMg%3D%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=MorningBriefingUK&CMP=morningbriefinguk_email

Ship of Theseus – a Philosophic Paradox in Material Culture

This was first raised by Plutarch, and it concerns a crucial issue in conservation/restoration which is how to maintain authenticity in the face of replacing worn out parts of an object or structure. The idea is, perhaps, most economically discussed in ‘Any Fools and Horses’ in the scene known as Trigger’s Broom. Now you are …