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SHADOWLANDS: The Forgotten History of Britains' Lost Cities and Ghost Towns  
With Matt Green
At the Century Club - Soho W1

Tuesday the 25th July 2023 - doors at 6:30 pm, talk begins at 7 pm

Drowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff. At this talk, historian Matthew Green will tell us the forgotten history of Britain's lost cities, ghost towns and vanished villages: our shadowlands.

Join us at the Century, as Green reveals the extraordinary stories of how these places met their fate and probes their disappearances to explain why Britain looks the way it does today. Traversing the length and breadth of Britain, from the lost medieval city of Dunwich on the Suffolk coast to the long buried, near forgotten Welsh town of Trellech, Green will take us on a journey into the heart of these forgotten realms, transporting us to a time when they teemed with life and promise.

This talk will not only uncover a forgotten history but will remind us of the precariousness of our own towns and cities, highlighting the fragility of human existence in the face of natural disasters, wars, economic upheaval and technological progress.

Tickets £12 - please click here to purchase

Matthew Green
Dr Matthew Green is an historian and broadcaster, with a PhD in the history of London from Oxford University. He writes historical features for the Telegraph and Guardian, appears in documentaries on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and gives talks all over London. He is the co-founder of Unreal City Audio, which produces immersive, critically acclaimed tours of London as live events, audio downloads and apps. He is passionate about bringing history to life not only through writing but with tours, talks, TV and radio.


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