21st June 2016 • Tower Bridge Blog
Community: Tower Bridge team competes in FHA Thames Treasure Trail
Tower Bridge Exhibition supports a number of local community partners including the Family Holiday Association so when they told us about their Seaside Walk Week fundraising event, a team from Tower Bridge signed straight up for their Thames treasure trail!
Proudly wearing our special Family Holiday Association sun hats, we started the treasure trail by St Paul’s Cathedral following the cryptic clues to new places on both sides of the river including the site of King Edward II’s wardrobe, the house where Christopher Wren lived while overseeing the building of St Paul’s Cathedral and the site of the original Globe theatre. We were lucky to have some keen historians on our team who were even able to answer a couple of the questions from memory. Our secret weapon, Education Assistant David, already knew the date Queen Victoria sat outside St Paul’s Cathedral refusing to get out of her carriage to join the ceremony taking place inside, so we didn’t even need to read the inscription!
Even so, we were sadly pipped to the post by another team although we loved competing in the challenge. We wish the Family Holiday Association the best of luck with the rest of their fundraising. To find out more about their work, please visit their website.
Sophie, Education Assistant