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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘Leapt from a steamboat’

Recounts the story of Charles Edward Emery who tried to save a boy from drowning in the River Thames and lost his own life in the attempt.

The Immortal Game, 1851

Witness the most famous game of chess ever played – and discover the tragic downfall of its loser, Lionel Kieseritzky.

Well Walk

In December 1818, Tom Keats, the youngest of the three Keats brothers, died at number 1 Well Walk. In the final stages of his consumption, Tom was nursed by his elder brother, the poet John Keats. Listen to find out more about how Keats undertook his responsibilities as Tom’s sole carer.

London’s first charity shop?

Between 1870 and the end of the 1930s, this was the site of the first known fundraising shop in London’s history. It was, however, rather different from the charity shops we know today.