‘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Both of which are increasingly out of date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.

But during the present crisis, they have all been cancelled.  ButI am working on bringing them back as soon as possible.  Watch this space!.

I’ve been experimenting with Virtual Lectures and Tours, giving one with an audience of over 1,000, and have done 5 virtual tours with London Walks.  I have done my first Podcasts for London Walks.

My next study tour for Road Scholar is …. Well who knows, they tumble like skittles, only a few late ones tottering at the back of the stack, ready for a strike, and next year looking thin.

Virtual Walks for London Walks

My new series of Virtual Tours begins on 18th October 2020 and is a series of archaeological and historical virtual tours taking the story of London from mythical origins to the origins fo Financial London

More details of the programme click here:

 

Road Scholar Programmes

Once upon a safe time in the summer I gave 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 led  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 cancelled because of the Pandemic.

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): 

My first virtual walks took place every Sunday at 2pm in August and was:

Mythe, Legends and the Archaeological Irigins of London  in August 2020
 

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.

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

The Financial City from Slavery to Hedge Fund Virtual Walk

Sunday 6th December 2020 This walks looks at the development of the City of London as a financial centre. Its origins were among the money lenders of the Jewish and Italian quarters of Old Jewry and Lombard Street. We continue the story with the introduction of the first commercial companies and the Merchant Adventurers of …

The London of Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell. The City of Wolf Hall Virtual Walk

Sunday 29th November 2020 The Walk creates a portrait of London in the early 16th Century. It has a particular emphasis on the life and times of Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More who feature in Wolf Hall, the novel by Hilary Mantel. More and Cromwell had much in common, both lawyers, commoners, who rose to …

Flower Of Cities All – Medieval London History & Archaeology Virtual Walk.

Sunday 22nd November 2020 A walk which explores London in the Middle Ages, from 1066 to the end of the 15th Century. In 1066 London was not yet the formal capital but this soon came as London expanded and took over functions from Winchester. By 1400 London was dominating the affairs of the Kingdom in …