'POP UP' WALK - 'A do for Sue'

Thu 13th Oct 2016

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet ticket barriers at Westminster Tube station

* A figure of eight walk adjacent to, and crossing the Thames finishing at approximately 19:30

General Notes
Start and Finish

Entry Details:


Walk Report

A Do for Sue, Thursday 13th October 2016
15 walkers, 4.5 miles - leader Dave Williams
The walk was part of the evening celebration for Sue Cannell's 80th birthday.
The evening was sponsored by London LDWA and The Surrey Walking Club both of which Sue has generously supported over many years. The idea of an evening celebration came from Dave Williams (yes he still has good ideas but sadly now he has to write them on the back of his hand so he doesn't forget them). We decided that a walk and a Wetherspoon's celebration would be a suitable way to mark the event. Gail & John Elrick gave enthusiastic practical support, not least the provision of the magnificent cake.
We met at Westminster tube station for a figure of eight themed walk. Along Whitehall Gardens to the embankment gardens and crossing over Waterloo Bridge to re-cross the Thames on the Millennium Bridge we returned to Westminster exploring the St Paul's Preservation Area notably The Cockpit Pub (which we didn't actually enter and, Wardrobe Place. We continued to St Brides Passage and a variety of medieval streets to enter and walk through Inner and Middle Temple. When we got back to Waterloo Bridge we were running out of time so we walked directly back to The Lord Moon in the Mail.
We had reserved adequate space at the back of the pub where Gordon Parker gave a short speech, I presented the birthday card and John and Gail Elrick supervised the cutting of the birthday cake which Sue accomplished with great skill and aplomb.
Report by Keith Lane (the cake was delicious!)
Photographs by Helen Franklin



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