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Specialist Tours & Events

Walking Tour

 Uncovering the Doves Press

19 May 2024 at 11am







Join local Hammersmith mudlark Jason Sandy and Emery Walker House expert guide 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 two hours in length. Walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are advised.  

Tickets are £15

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