South East London Folklore Society

The South East London Folklore Society is a monthly pub meeting held on the second Thursday of every month in the upstairs room of The Old King’s Head 47-49 Borough High Street SE1 at 8pm.

March’s Talk is on March 14th & is

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Myths & Mysteries of the Thames

What’s lurking in the water? Discover pagan Thames rituals, sacred rites, magic, myths, urban legends and monsters.

The Thames has been a site of pagan ritual, sacred rites and popular celebrations since ancient times. Ghosts, dreams and strange stories gather on its bridges and lurk within its tunnels, tributaries and sewers. Dastardly deeds and death occur on the bank and in its docks. Discover the waters of London as a place of magic, myth, urban legends and monsters: from the suicidal ghost of Waterloo Bridge and the traitor’s heads of London Bridge, to the phantom willies of Westminster Bridge. For the untrue origin of the song London Bridge is Falling Down, and the unreal origins of sewer pigs and much more, join Robert Stephenson in the upstairs room of the Old King’s Head at 8pm on Thursday 14th March.

Robert Stephenson is a qualified City of London guide and a tour leader at Kensal Green and Brompton cemeteries. He has taught on London for twenty years & is very good indeed.

This event costs £5/2.50concs

you can book in advance by emailing cunningfolkmusic@gmail.com or roll up on the night & cahnce your arm…