Join local Hammersmith mudlark Jason Sandy and Emery Walker House Curator Mallory Horrill on a walking tour where they will share the fascinating story of the Doves Press and the bitter feud between its founders.
This walking tour will begin at Emery Walker’s House and end at Hammersmith Bridge. The tour includes a private view of Emery Walker’s House to visit the Thames-side garden, historic dining room and mudlarking exhibition. The tour will be approximately one hour and a half in length.
The Doves Press was the most influential twentieth century typeface to emerge from the Arts and Crafts movement. Yet the two friends who created it fell out spectacularly.
For over 100 years, the Doves Type lay at the bottom of the River Thames after T.J. Cobden-Sanderson discarded them off Hammersmith Bridge to prevent Emery Walker from ever using them again. This tour will explore the creation of the Doves Press, its loss and eventual recovery.
Sunday 3 March 2024, 11am
Sunday 7 April 2024, 11am
£12, book here.