To complement the London Fire Brigade’s pop-up display ‘Fire in the City’ City Guide Tony Tucker will guide a walk which will visit the Firefighters’ Memorial near St Pauls, and a range of Wren’s best City churches. This walk will take in some of the City’s 2000-year history, but will focus on the impact of the Blitz, and the firefighters who fought to save the City from the threat of fire. Some of these firefighters were also artists who documented the horrors of the Blitz and the experience of the firefighters who fought to save London.
Tony Tucker is a Qualified City of London Guide and Trustee of the Friends of the City Churches. He is the author of ‘The Visitor’s Guide to the City of London Churches’ and ‘Sword Rests of the City’ and is an accredited Arts Society lecturer
Fire in the City: Artists in the Blitz is a pop-up display across a series of City Churches. A group of volunteer firefighters in London were also artists who became known as the ‘Firemen Artists’ and had exhibitions in London throughout the Second World War.
Meet at the west steps, at the Ludgate Hill end of St Paul’s Cathedral EC4M 8AD.