East Tilbury – In Other People’s Shoes
Saturday 12th June 2021
Starts: Bata Memorial Gardens
Ends: Coalhouse Fort, or optional return walk via the sea wall.
Booking for this walk has now closed, but you can follow the route on your own.
On the 12th June 2021 we headed to East Tilbury to explore the residential, industrial and social legacy of Thomas Bata’s Utopian vision from the 1930s. We visited the factory, hotel and Bata Memorial Park before ending at Coalhouse Fort for afternoon tea.
During the walk, Sadie Hasler led a conversation, asking those who attended to put themselves in the shoes of their role model. Asking such questions like, what do you aspire to achieve? What can we achieve here by walking together?
There was an option to travel off the beaten track for a scenic sea-wall return walk to the memorial gardens.