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Newsletter July 2007

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Walk alongside the Thames

Kingston to Richmond: Tuesday, 24th July 2007, 10.45am

This walk follows the Thames Path from Kingston to Richmond, and we shall see, among other things: Tedding- ton Lock, Eel Pie Island, Marble Hill House, Ham House, Petersham Garden Centre and the site of Richmond Palace (where a number of English sovereigns died!). The walk is all on the level, but the surface is variable, including peb- bled paths and areas which may be a little slippery if there has been recent rainfall, so do come with appropriate foot- wear. The total distance is about 4½ miles.

Stage 1 will be to Teddington Lock, where we shall have a short break (15 to 20 minutes). There is a kiosk to buy tea, coffee and ice creams. Over the footbridge there are toilets in the two pubs.

Stage 2 will be from the lock to Petersham, where we will stop for a lunch break at the Dysart pub. Alterna- tively, lunch can be obtained at the Petersham Garden Centre, (but it is very pricey) or bring your own picnic lunch and have it in Richmond Park, opposite the pub.

Meet: in Kingston Railway Station entrance hall at 10:45 am

Getting there: As the start and finish of the walk are in different places, use public transport. The walk is entirely within the London Travelcard area (Zones 2 – 6 will suffice if not travelling via Waterloo) / Freedom Pass area. Trains leave Waterloo Mainline and Clapham Junction Stations every 15 minutes and the journey time is about 30 minutes from Waterloo and 20 minutes from Clapham Junction.

Stage 3 will be to Richmond Station, from where there are frequent trains back to Clapham Junction and Water- loo. Anyone who feels that the first two stages are suffi- cient can catch a 65 bus outside the pub to Richmond Sta- tion.

There is no need to book a place on the walk – just turn


Dave Newland

There are toilets on Kingston Station. The Walk: Will be in three easy stages, none of which should take more than an hour.

Pub lunch at The Good Companions

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Hamsey Green, Limpsfield Road, Warlingham: 8th August


Soup of the Day with Crusty Bread

*** Breast of Turkey with Potatoes and Fresh Vegetables. or Fried Cod Chips and Peas

*** Hot Dessert of the Day or Ice Cream

Due to the success of our first lunch at the Good Companions (Limpsfield Road, Warlingham) we have booked the restaurant again on Wednesday 8th August. The bar will be open at 12.15 and luncheon will be served at 12 45p.m. The pub has a large car park, and can be reached by the 403 bus from Croydon, alighting at the Hamsey Green shops. The cost of the Special 3 Course Meal with tea or coffee, plus tip, is £8.50 per head.

Please confirm your booking and

as soon as possible and certainly no later than 31st July 2007. We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you.

Patricia Pegg

CHOICE OF MAIN COURSE with a cheque payable to Aviva Fellowship

Seaside Walk, westwards from Eastbourne

Wednesday 15th August 2007

A seaside walk of approx. 5miles from Eastbourne's Grand Parade to Holywell and beyond organised by Sheila Garratty and led by Trisha and Geoff Cockram.

We will travel from East Croy- don on the 9.54 train arriving at the coast at 11.13. Alternatively drivers can meet us at the Holywell Car Park at approx 11.30. Toilets and refreshments are available at Holywell.

After our pit stop Trisha and Geoff will take us on a pleasant walk on what we hope will be a sunny day.

If you would like to join us please telephone Sheila on 01883 342594 no later than Friday 27th July to book and for further information. To cut costs we are hoping to arrange group travel which has to be pur- chased in advance.

Sheila Garratty

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