Rambling Club Provisional Dates 2019 -2020

TUESDAY 13TH AUGUST  –  CAPITAL RING  – WIMBLEDON PARK STATION –RICHMOND. 7 miles  DJ /JL

TUESDAY 27TH AUGUST  –  RICHMOND –OSTERLEY, 4 miles  DJ/JL

SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER –TBA

TUESDAY 8TH OCTOBER  – LONDON CHURCHES 

Meet at Platform 1 at Victoria Station at 10.30am.  The walk will be about 2.0 miles and finish at St. Brides Church in Fleet Street which is close to City Thameslink station.  Pret-a-Manger in Fleet Street would be a convenient place for lunch. Led by John Lissaman.

Sunday 13th October   Start 2 pm – Leigh Church Grid Ref 224469 in Church Road.  This is Leigh near Reigate and NOT Leigh near Tonbridge. Park in road adjacent to the church.  The Plough pub is in the same road postcode RH2 8NJ distance 4.5 miles.  Tea afterwards at the Lissamans’ house, Woodlands, 14 Seale Hill, Reigate, postcode RH2 8HZ which is about 2 miles from Leigh.

FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER   – 4 NIGHTS – GROVE HOTEL BOURNEMOUTH.  Contact Dennis Johnson

SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER  – PIGGY BACK – BLACKHEATH RAMBLERS FOR THOSE WHO LIKE A PACEY  WALK WTH CULTURE THROWN IN. CANNING TOWN  UNDERGROUND –

CUTTY SARK DLR   7 MILES  LEADER  – AYSEN BEKIR

SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER   – CAPTAIN’S WALK – THE ROOKERY STREATHAM COMMON 2.5 MILES

SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY

SUNDAY 23RD  FEBRUARY

SUNDAY 15TH  MARCH              

SUNDAY 26TH APRIL  – COTMANS ASH

MONDAY 18TH MAY – 5 NIGHT BREAK – RETURN SATURDAY 23 RD   MAY

SUNDAY 7TH JUNE   – 

SUNDAY 28TH JUNE  PICNIC  LINKHORNS t b a

WEDNESDAY 21ST JULY  – EVENING WALK

THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST  AGM/DINNER  ?

City Diners – 18 October 2019, The George at Southwark

The date for this year’s Old Askean City Diners Autumn Stag Lunch is Friday 18th October.   We will be revisiting The George Inn at the Borough assembling at or about noon sitting down at 1:00pm.

Please invite your guests who may wish to dine in historic surroundings in a convivial atmosphere.  As always, we especially welcome Old Askeans who may not have previously attended (even if not members of the Association). At our last function, we had 3 members who attended for the first time.  The cost of the 3 course meal will remain in the region of £37.00 including wine.  I will circulate the menu next month and, those of a more delicate nature, may wish to opt for a 2 course meal.

So, ensure you put this date in your diary and please let me have your intention to attend with numbers and names of guests

Steve Homewood

020 7398 2315

07795 445404

e-mail steve.homewood2@towergate.co.uk

Grove Hotel Bournemouth – Sponsored Walk 25th Oct 2019 for four nights

Get it in your diary!!

This opportunity is open to all OAA members, not just the Rambling Club

Since my wife Margaret died of ovarian cancer in May 2009, I have organised some fundraising for the above hotel. We benefitted from the charity during her illness and found it an inspiring facility.   A number of members have supported this event previously and I am flagging up the date well in advance.

This year it is Friday 25th October for four nights (although you can adjust the number of nights if you wish) The walk will be on the Sunday 27th, and will probably be our flat stroll from the hotel in central Bournemouth to Hengistbury Head, with the option of crossing the head to Muddeford Spit, either on foot or by the land train.  Probably an 8 mile walk.

The hotel is sponsored by the charity Macmillan Caring Locally.  It is unique, the only of its kind and is exclusively for those suffering from cancer (and now other life-threatening disease) and their carers.   Normally the public cannot stay there but I put a case to the Trustees that by allowing our Group to stay (at an off-peak time) it would achieve two objectives a. to publicise the place and b. to raise some money for their “wish list”.

This was agreed and I undertook that we would raise support to the amount of a minimum £50 per room occupied.  This donation can be gift aided too.

This will be the tenth such event.  I gained some publicity in the Bournemouth Echo for the first walk, at that time the hotel was in Southbourne. Its possible we may get a newspaper mention this time, so I hope for reasonable numbers.   The cost has been held at £55 pppn, dinner b&b and there is no single supplement.   For those who have not been before, the hotel is of a reasonable standard, with ensuite rooms and it is situated within 3 or 400 yards of the pier in central Bournemouth.  Bring your bus pass, there is a good service!   I have provisionally booked 5 double/twins and 5 singles.  You are welcome to be with us whether or not you undertake the walk, there is plenty to see in the area and the New Forest.

If you are likely to attend it would help if I could have names as soon as possible, to firm up the booking.  No deposit is required, and of course you can cancel with reasonable notice.   However, I can possibly leave it until say a month before.  Dennis Johnson,  senixa@hotmail.com

Advent Lunch at Chislehurst Golf Club on Thursday 21st November 2019

Dear Fellow Old Askean,

The Advent Lunch will be held in the Napoleon Room of the Chislehurst Golf Club (Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5HJ).

The Club is located at the junction of Prince Imperial Road and Summers Hill in Chislehurst, Kent.  There’s a location map here: www.chislehurstgolfclub.co.uk/chislehurst_golf_club.html

The Advent Lunch is always a popular event and the size of the room, albeit palatial, restricts us to 80 diners.  It would be advisable therefore, to book early to avoid any disappointment.  As usual there is a three-course meal.

We also have the use of the lounge and a cash bar is provided, where drinks can be consumed with your friends before the meal, and wines and/ or soft drinks can be ordered for consumption in the dining room.

The lunch is ordered for 1:00pm start, so it will be in order to arrive from 12:00 noon to 12:30pm.  The room is booked until 3:30pm. 

Yours very sincerely,

Roger Goodman