The Thrive network has joined Birmingham Future to organise lunchtime walks.
The initiative is another example of how individuals can make a difference - this one is open to anyone keen to hear about the history of our city.
Fidelis Hynam is coordinating the walk on Wednesday, April 23rd, with Alex Bishop of Birmingham Future and they have called on the support of Ian Jelf, a Blue Badge Qualified Tour Guide.
Fidelis explained. "Ian is a superb guide and he is going to take us on a mystery tour of Birmingham, the first walk starting with the ultimate introduction to our city centre.
"He promises a voyage through time from medieval field lines to a twenty first century redevelopment to match anything else in the world. En route we will hear of Georgian gentry, Victorian social reformers, and postwar planners."
She added: "At the last thrive meeting in January, we spoke about the little things that could make a big difference, and Alex, Future Chairman came up with a brilliant idea for a bit of healthy exercise. Alex has been on a tour by Ian Jelf and really enjoyed it so when Ian said he was free for St George's Day, we knew we had to go for it. The tour will last an hour and a half, and isn't strenuous but will be a good exploration of some key facts and monuments in the city's history. Everyone is welcome, in fact it will be interesting to see how much everyone knows or whether Ian will be surprising everyone along the way.
"Rain won't stop us, so make sure you can get your hands on the corporate brollies!" The walk will leave from the Queen Victoria Statue in Victoria Square at 12.30pm.
The event costs £5 per person and there are limited numbers.
Bookings can be made in one of two ways: Register and pay online at http://www.birmingham future.co.uk/events.cfm or by email to martina @birminghamforward.co.uk