Events



From time to time we hold meetings which are open to Club Members

and their guests and if you are thinking of joining us then these

informal meetings are the ideal introduction. It's up to you how long

you stay and you can discover just  how friends and former

colleagues are involved with our club. Just keep an eye out for

Coffee Mornings and Afternoon Teas


     


                                                                                                       


Spitalfields & Whitechapel Walk with Elaine                                                                                      Tuesday 18th October


Meet at Liverpool Station  by W H Smiths escalator- to Bishopsgate

From Bishopsgate we start our walk at Folgate St to see where the ‘Huguenots’ weavers settled, and passing through Spitalfields we stop at Sandy’s Row Synagogue.

We make our way over to Brick Lane where we can reputedly sample the best Beigel’s in London. After taking in the heritage of Brick Lane we thread our way round the streets to Whitechapel, well known for the ‘Blind Beggar’ pub, the Siege of ‘Sydney Street’ & the London Hospital - famous for the lives of Edith Cavell & Joseph Merrick the ‘Elephant Man’.

We walk back to Middlesex Street, more widely known as ‘Petticoat Lane’  finishing our walk through Devonshire Square to reach Liverpool Street.

There are plenty of places to stop on route for a coffee and loo break and it is suggested a good eatery would be Crosse Keys, a Weatherspoon’s establishment at 9 Gracechurch Street (formerly the headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation),  which is a five minute walk from Liverpool Street. However,  it will be your choice to go there as nothing will be pre-arranged.

It is estimated that we will walk 4.5 miles

 

Our thanks to Elaine who will be hosting.

 


 


 

 

Cruising into Christmas (Greenwich) with supper                                                                Wednesday 30th November

            

 Our coach to Greenwich will arrive with enough free time to purchase lunch and peruse the Christmas covered market, lots of shops and restaurants as well as the Greenwich Heritage Centre (Free) Painted Hall & Chapel(charge) National Maritime Museum & Queens House (free) to explore.

A Blue Badge guide will meet us at the Greenwich Pier ready to board for a 50mins cruise to Westminster (remember to dress warm) with a fun and informative skipper’s commentary. We pass Canary Wharf all lit up like a mini-Manhattan. We sail beneath a floodlit Tower Bridge and through the glistening City and West End.

The coach will meet us at the Westminster Pier ready for our tour of Christmas London by night.

We end the day at Kennedys Restaurant in Goswell Road where we sit down to a fish and chip supper and hot drink. Please advise of any allergies.



 

Christmas Lunch

 Top Meadow Country House & Golf Club                                                                                           Friday 9th December                       


This year I am delighted to invite you to join us for a truly delightful afternoon at this picturesque setting in the heart of Essex.

 A coach will be arranged to ensure as many of you as possible can enjoy this occasion, but if you prefer to drive yourselves there is ample parking.

As before there will be a welcome drink upon arrival with wine on the tables. We also have a cabaret singer for our enjoyment and very welcoming staff too.

Eddie will also try to tempt you to buy raffle tickets in aid of the Redbridge Carers Society at this, our very last function of the year.

 

For food choices please see the response slip at the end of the Newsletter

 

N.b  Coach pick ups.

There will be only one coach. Please supply a self addressed envelope if you wish to use the coach as this will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.

PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINS BEFORE PICK UP

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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