Beating the Bounds of the Games

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Beating the Bounds of the Games' page

WALK on Saturday 25 September 2010, 11am

‘Yes, this was Hackney Wick, my dears, this was Hackney Wick, do the rounds and beat the bounds, and make the memories stick'. Find out about the colourful characters who lived and worked in the Wick, or Sink, as it was known locally. The Olympic gold medallist Harry Malin, boxer and member of the Eton Manor Boys’ Club; old Etonian Arthur Villiers; Carless, Capel and Leonard – the pioneers of Petrol; Alexander Parkes, the inventor of the first plastic in the world; and the chemist Arthur George Green. Sporting and industrial heroes will be brought to life on this illuminating walk. Bring a picnic lunch.


3 miles (approx)


Lisa Rigg


Hackney Wick Overground Station


FREE to all

To book

Contact Lisa on 020 8806 4003 or email

On the walk

You will need to wear comfortable clothing and suitable walking shoes. If it looks like rain bring a waterproof jacket. Also bring water, food and any medication you might need. Before the start of the walk you will need to fill out a Health Questionnaire. If you have any health concerns it is recommended that you check with your GP before joining. Pedometers will be provided.

In partnership with Family Mosaic

This page was added on 16/06/2010.