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Funzing Talks | Ghost Villages and Lost Settlements

Funzing Talks | Ghost Villages and Lost Settlements

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  •  17B Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA
Suitable for: Adults
David Bramwell is a regular presenter for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 documentaries on subjects ranging from Ivor Cutler to time travel. He is co-host of the Odditorium Podcast, aut... More Info »
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An entertaining and spooky psychogeographical journey around the UK, exploring its great cities lost to the sea, villages drowned under reservoirs, haunted islands and abandoned settlements.

The UK lost over 3,000 lost settlements in the last millennium, though most are little more than footnotes in history. David Bramwell reveals the stories and history around the ones we can still visit, from Tyneham and Imber – commandeered by the MOD – to Dunwich and Samson in the Isles of Scilly.

Taking in diverse cultural references from Dr Who and Screaming Lord Sutch to the ladybird plague of 1976, the talk culminates with the exploration of one settlement that should be abandoned but isn’t – Sealand, off the coast of Norfolk. In 1967 this abandoned world war two sea fort became an independent principality with its own flag, currency, king and queen and piratical antics. To say any more would be to spoil it.

Venue: TT Liquor

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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An entertaining and spooky psychogeographical journey around the UK, exploring its great cities lost to the sea, villages drowned under reservoirs, haunted islands and abandoned settlements. The UK lost over 3,000 lost settlements in the last mil... Read More
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