Poetry and pop ups with London LDWA! (Romford pop up Fri 3 and Bobby Moore Sun 5 Nov)


Poetry and pop ups with London LDWA! (Romford pop up Fri 3 and Bobby Moore Sun 5 Nov)
Poetry and pop ups with London LDWA!   (Romford pop up Fri 3 and Bobby Moore Sun 5 Nov)

Dear all

Well, I hope you all enjoyed your lie-in yesterday morning.   I like to think of the switch from BST to GMT as giving us one 24th of a Bank Holiday, which I suppose is some small compensation for the darker evenings which are upon us now.

But, right on cue, Ron has once again been weaving some of his pop up magic, so despite the official advent of Autumn, we have not one, but two fabulous walks on offer for you this week.   Please try to contain your excitement and read on!

 

Yes on Friday our resident pop up artist and escapologist, Ron will be leading us on a repeat of last year's highly successful "Escape from Romford" walk.  It's another midweek daytime special, which will appeal to anyone fortunate enough to have got the day off.   So if you fancy fitting in an 11-miler on what will undoubtedly be a sunny end to the week, please just make your way to Romford station for 10.15 on Friday morning.   Ron promises the opportunity to crunch through town and country parks en route, and what better way could there be to whet your appetites for that pint of Theakston's Pink Grapefruit Seasonal ale that awaits you at the inevitable Wetherspoons visit at the end?

 

But what else have we in store....

Booby Charlton graphic

The Bonny Downs Community Association - sponsors of the Bobby Moore Sports pavilion - an important element of Sunday's Bobby Moore themed walk
Photo: Julie Welch (taken on a recent recce for the walk)

 

Well - on Sunday, Julie will be leading us on a walk which will be celebrating the life and times of Bobby Moore (a footballer).   She's departing from Upton Park tube station at 09.00 on Sunday morning, and visiting football grounds and other important sites related to this iconic national figure.   It sounds like a fabulous walk - even if you're not a football fan - though please note firstly that the walk details have changed significantly since "Strider" went to press, and secondly that it's likely to be dark at the end, so you are asked to bring a torch.   The darkness does mean though that you may be able to enjoy some of the early firework displays towards the finish of the walk.   The updated, correct, walk details are on the website and are reproduced below.

 O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
 The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
 The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
 While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
   But O heart! heart! heart!
     O the bleeding drops of red,
       Where on the deck my Captain lies,
         Fallen cold and dead.

 

So on that reflective note, I'll finish and wish you all a highly enjoyable week.

Adam

 

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!!! POP UP Midweek daytime: Escape from  Romford

Fri 3rd Nov 2017

 

Event Details:

 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
11ml.
 
Start Time
10.15
 
Route
Start:  Romford station; finish: Fairlop station  (central line or bus to Romford) A repeat of last years walk.  A chance to crunch your way through town and country parks  in Autumn
 
General Notes
Light refreshments on route, Wetherspoons at finish
 
Contact
Ron Williamson Tel: 01702 587128 / 07810 044299 on day
 
Start
TQ513884
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Finish
TQ449906
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NOTE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO WALK:
O Captain, My Captain

Sun 5th Nov 2017

 

Event Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 11/9 Significant changes to start / finish points, and route.
 
Event Type
Group Walk
 
Region
Southern England
 
Local Group
London
 
Distance
20ml.
 
Start Time
09.00
 
Route
Start UPTON PARK (District Line) and finish PUTNEY BRIDGE (NOT Chigwell) NEW ROUTE: Linear from Upton Park to Putney Bridge, taking in parts of the Capital Ring and Thames Path.  
In honour of West Ham and England’s World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore, linking the site of the Boleyn Ground and Fulham F.C.’s ground Craven Cottage
 
General Notes

Lunch stop Greenwich. Plenty of options including al fresco and a Wetherspoon’s.

*Walk WILL finish in the darkness so bring torch
 
Contact
Julie Welch (TBC) Telephone number 07788 237300
 
Start
TQ412837
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Finish
TQ245758
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