Step back in time with London LDWA! (1908 Olympics Wed 3 AND Surrey Berrylands Sat 6 August)


Step back in time with London LDWA! (1908 Olympics Wed 3 AND Surrey Berrylands Sat 6 August)
Step back in time with London LDWA! (1908 Olympics Wed 3 AND Surrey Berrylands Sat 6 August)

Dear all

 

Well, as usual, we've got lots going on in London LDWA this week.   And at a time when we cast our minds back to 2012 and to the heady days of the London Olympics, and as we also start to anticipate Rio in 2016, then what could be more appropriate than our first walk of the week?

 

Yes, on Wednesday eveningRob will be taking us on a trip even further down memory lane, to 1908 when London hosted the Olympic games for the first time.   His walk will be visiting some of the sights of both the 1908 and 2012 Olympic games, and sounds like the perfect after-work excursion.   So if you would like to learn a bit more about London's athletic history, then you need to be at White City tube station at 18:15 on Wednesday evening.   And don't forget the lycra.   Well, maybe not. 

1908 archery

Competitors in the 1908 ladies' Olympic archery contest
This was a forerunner of the famous LDWA London Founders' Biathlon, held every October

 

Moving on to the weekend, then on SaturdayDave will be leading an interesting walk visiting, among other things, a semaphore tower in Surrey, and the delightful Hogsmill river - one of the lesser known tributaries of the Thames.   Although sadly bereft of Wetherspoons, Dave is offering the potential of cream tea, which may be a small compensation for not being able to enjoy a pint and a plate of yesterday's left-over curry special for £3.50.   To be part of this exciting excursion, just join Dave at Berrylands station at 09.00 on Saturday.   And as the walk notes below caution, you might want to avoid wearing shorts unless you have kevlar legs.

 

Well that's enough from me for now.   Make the most of the week, enjoy the summer, and read all the details below!

Adam

 

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1908 Olympics Walk

Wed 3rd Aug 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
8ml.
 
Start Time
18.15
 
Route
Meet White City stn (Central Line) Just prior to the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony, visit sites used in the 1908 and 2012 London Olympic Games
 
Contact
Rob Myers Telephone number 07711 819388
 
Start and Finish
TQ233807
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The Surrey Semaphore AKA Berrylands to Horsley (Linear)

Sat 6th Aug 2016

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Note: *Amended walk title * Expanded refreshment options * Warning ! Lots of overgrown paths so wear shorts at your own risk, you have been warned !
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.00
 
Route
Meet Berrylands stn 09.00. (Dep. W'loo 08.36), finish Horsley stn (frequent return trains to London) A stroll to Horsley taking in lots of delights like the Hogsmill & then continuing on through the Surrey countryside with the highlight being a Semaphore Tower & onto Horsley
 
General Notes
Pub lunch at The Hare & Hounds in Claygate (sadly not W'spoons ) Also a possible tea / ice cream stop in Cobham ! Warning ! Lots of overgrown paths so wear shorts at your own risk, you have been warned !
 
Contact
Dave Williams Telephone number 07505 757557
 
 
Start
TQ196680
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Finish
TQ092545
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London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London