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Explore Yardley’s Rivermawr neighborhood


The Yardley Historical Association will hold a guided walking tour of the borough’s Rivermawr neighborhood at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Rivermawr lies between the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal at the north end of the borough. It is a relatively new neighborhood developed between 1908 and 1910.

Susan Taylor will lead a 1-mile exploration that will begin at the intersection of Morgan and Fuld avenues, appropriately named for the original developers.

Walkers will see what remains of the original bungalows that were built with summer vacationers in mind and hear the story of the new Mary Yardley footbridge over the canal.

They will also find out how floods have affected the area, and visit with Vince Profy, Yardley historian and longtime Rivermawr resident.

Reservations are required, and a $10 per person donation is requested. To make reservations, email or call 215-208-1154.

The association this month will also launch “Yardley 101,” a PowerPoint presentation filled with old and new photos at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 W. Afton Ave.

From the Lenape and William Penn to the most recent additions to town, the story of how Yardley developed and the people who did it will be told.

The event is free but reservations are encouraged and an be made at or by calling 215-862-2021.

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