Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA


Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA
Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA

 

midsummer on the downs

Above and below: Gavin's Midsummer on the Downs walk had to be shortened to a mere 31.9 miles after a trespasser on the line created problems getting to the start but a good day out (it included this famous view of the giant flasher) was had by all  

PHOTOS Gavin Fuller

 

midsummer on the downs

 

 

Some news. Next week you will not have the Jabber that has pinged into your inboxes for the last three and a half years, because I'll be away in the Isle of Wight with a number of her many friends helping the great Jill Green celebrate her upcoming 80th birthday with what else but an 80k walk. A big hand, please, for Barry Arnold who over the next few months will be replacing me, first as a supersub (I don't know whether you see yourself as Jack Grealish or Jordan Henderson, Barry) and then your full-time Newsletter editor.

 

And finally...

Below: Department store mannequins melting in a heatwave in 1929. We've all been there at the end of those walks on long, hot summer days.

 

heatwave mannequins in twenties

 

 

London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London