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The Elephants Have Escaped – Oh What a Circus!

June 16 @ 11:00 - 13:00

Retrace the path of two Victorian circus elephants who, in 1884, ran through the streets of Dartmouth Park, ending trapped but unharmed in an N19 front garden near Archway. It’s a delightful route starting near Parliament Hill Fields and ending between Archway and Tufnell Park stations. We will take time to admire what the elephants missed as they charged past, such as well-to-do Georgian houses, charming backstreets and Victorian shops. Hear the amusing newspaper reports of the time and learn about the real ‘Greatest Showman’, railways, conservation, filming locations and a naughty monkey.