Rounding off 2015 with London LDWA!

Rounding off 2015 with London LDWA!
Rounding off 2015 with London LDWA!

Hello everybody!

Well with the thermometer in the mid-teens, it hardly feels very wintry.   But what the weather lacks in Christmas spirit, LDWA London can more than make up for with an action-packed programme through the festive season.


First of all, of course, it's our Christmas dinner, this Thursday (17 December).   It's not too late to sign up, so if you'd like to be there, just drop Catherine an email (  

You can get all the details by clicking here

And of course as an added bonus, I've offered to buy a drink for the person who can identify the the greatest number of historic members, appearing on our 1990's archive photo - click here to see the photo!


Then on Saturday, Keith is leading a very Dickensian-sounding "Christmas walk inspired by a Victorian Clerk".   Actually, Saturday's walk is inspired by one Nathaniel Bryceson, a nineteenth century blogger (or whatever the Victorian equivalent was), who undertook this very journey on Sunday July 12th 1846.

So if you'd like to follow in Nathaniel's illustrious footsteps, just be at Harrow-on-the-Hill station (NB there are several stations in Harrow so make sure you get the right one) at 09.09 on Saturday.
Note that some of the walk details have changed compared to "Strider"; the correct details are on the website and are reproduced below.

Keith has also located some more background information, so if you'd like to come to the walk fully prepared, you can download your revision notes by clicking this link:



Victorian musings

This is what a nineteenth century blog looks like.   Just like Twitter, in many ways


And finally, by way of forward-planning, you might want to make a note of Susanne's New Year's Day walk.   Hopefully the date shouldn't be too difficult to deduce but if you're still suffering from Monday Morning blues, it is of course on Frtiday, 1 January 2016, meeting at 11:00 at Barnes.   More details will follow next week, but in case you can't wait, all the background is here.


Well, I think that's just about it for now.   I hope you have a great week, and will look forward to meeting lots of you at the Xmas dinner on Thursday!


All the best




MORE DETAILS: A Christmas walk inspired by a Victorian Clerk

Sat 19th Dec 2015


Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Event details updated 11/12/15 (see "General Notes"): 1. The start time is now 09:09 2. There is now a morning coffee stop 3. Lunch will be later & in the vicinity of Hampstead Heath Station and not The Spaniard Inn (decided too crowded and expensive) 4. And a mud warning is included
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
09.09 NOT 08.24
Meet at Harrow-on-the-Hill Stn (Marylebone Stn 08.57 NOT 08.12) Start Harrow and walk towards London to finish at the Christmas tree and crib in Traf Sq after gawping at the London Christmas decorations. Christmas drink and valediction at the Lord Moon on the Mall (lunch stop in the vicinity of Hampstead Heath Station)
General Notes
Expanded route notes added 11/12/15: Meet at Harrow-on-the-Hill Stn (Marylebone Stn 08.57). In the morning the route follows the Capital Ring via St Marys Church and the grounds of Harrow School before heading South through Hampstead Garden Suburb to Hampstead Heath & Parliament Hill.  Mid-morning coffee stop at the Cafe in Hendon Park.  Lunch stop in the vicinity of Hampstead Heath Station (approx 12 miles) - Pub, a large Starbucks, various refreshment emporiums and a free public toilet.  After lunch the route passes over Primrose Hill, through Regents Park, and wends its way through Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho & Covent Garden viewing London Christmas decorations and another free public toilet.  We finish at the Christmas tree and crib in Trafalgar Square before a Christmas drink and valediction at the Lord Moon on the Mall.  Santa hats and white beards optional. 18.0 miles at a sociable 3 mph.  Be prepared for some mud in the morning
Keith Lane Telephone number 07843 020525
Start and Finish
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