Monthly Archives: November 2013

29 November: Sea shanties at Greenwich

Three of us enjoyed an evening of sea shanties at Greenwich Yacht Club. The main band were the excellent Ballina Whalers, sometimes accompanied by the Shanty Choir. We heard songs such as “North West Passage” and “Fire Marengo” sung a … Continue reading

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24 November 2013: Blackheath to the Isle of Dogs circular walk

Seven of us did a circular walk from Blackheath station across Blackheath and into the top of Greenwich Park passing the Old Royal Observatory, and Planetarium. From here the view over Greenwich & the River Thames is magnificent. After seeing … Continue reading

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20 November 2013: “Our land a treasury for all”

Film director Kevin Brownlow spoke about his film on Winstanley and the Diggers. Hausmans Bookshop hosted this terrific evening on Wednesday, flagged up by Jean and David (who was Kevin’s editor at UKA Press for several of his books). Kevin … Continue reading

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17 November 2013: Wimbledon Park to Richmond

The walk on Sunday, led by Liz Kingston-Smith, was part of the Capital Ring walk, from Wimbledon Park to Richmond. 7 miles of quite easy walking through Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park and along the river to Richmond. There … Continue reading

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10 November 2013: Wadhurst circular

On an unexpectedly glorious autumn day, four of us plus Woody did a lovely circular walk round Wadhurst on the Sussex/Kent border. Inevitably it was a bit of a mudfest and there were some fallen trees to negotiate. But the … Continue reading

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3 November 2013: The River Wey and the Watts Gallery

Pam led this circular walk from Guildford, starting by following the river Wey to the south of the town but then heading west on the North Downs Way. Our destination was the Watts Gallery and the nearby Watts Chapel at … Continue reading

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27 October 2013: Lee Valley

Seven of us started from Cheshunt station in good weather to explore the Lee Valley Park. A landscape of old gravel pits, now a haven for wildfowl and otters (so the notice boards claimed), is interwoven with surfaced footpaths (boots … Continue reading

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