Tour

Uncovering the Doves Press: Emery Walker House Walking Tour

3 March - 7 April 2024
11am
£12

Join local Hammersmith mudlark Jason Sandy and Emery Walker House Curator Mallory Horrill on a walking tour where they will share the fascinating story of the Doves Press and the bitter feud between its founders.

Join local Hammersmith mudlark Jason Sandy and Emery Walker House Curator Mallory Horrill on a walking tour where they will share the fascinating story of the Doves Press and the bitter feud between its founders.

The Doves Press was the most influential twentieth century typeface to emerge from the Arts and Crafts movement. Yet the two friends who created it fell out spectacularly.

For over 100 years, the Doves Type lay at the bottom of the River Thames after T.J. Cobden-Sanderson discarded them off Hammersmith Bridge to prevent Emery Walker from ever using them again. This tour will explore the creation of the Doves Press, its loss and eventual recovery.

This walking tour will begin at Emery Walker's House and end at Hammersmith Bridge. The tour includes a private view of Emery Walker’s House to visit the Thames-side garden, historic dining room and mudlarking exhibition. The tour will be approximately one hour and a half in length. Walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are advised.

The tour begins at 11am

Tour Dates

March 3

April 7

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Emery Walker's House

The Emery Walker Trust, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London, Greater London, W6 9TS
020 8741 4104

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