This page is organised as follows:  First we show all legs of Maurice Hickman's serial walk to Compostella together.  Then we have photographs taken on club walks and other events arranged in chronological order with most recent events first. I have arranged these in annual blocks working backwards from the current year and, furthest down the page, some photographs from earlier periods in the history of the Club. Understandably the selection gets thinner the further back we go into the pre digital era. Just click on any particular walk or event to bring up the photographs.  We now have all the photographs currently shown on the old site copied on to this one.  But there are more on this site than there were on the old one as I found a lot more as I copied them across.  Incidentally I have now stopped updating http://www.stfrancisramblers.org.uk.

 

Click on the first link below to see the photographic record of the pilgrimage to Compostella which is being undertaken in annual stages beginning in 2008, and completed in 2013. Then you can browse through over 10,600 photographs, including many taken on 40 rambles in 2015 (up to 20 December, when photographs of Paul Connolly's Boreham Wood Ramble bring the total number of 2015 walks represented to the round 40). I already have photographs from 28 walks in 2016 and there are links to these photographs below.

 

 Compostella Pilgrimage 2008 to 201


Walks and other Club events in the year 2017

 

Robert Slater's Bletdhley Walk on Saturday 3 June 2017

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's Broxbourne Walk on Spring Bank Holiday 29 May 2017

 

Maurice Hickman's Bishopstone Walk on Saturday 13 May 2017

 

Robert Slater's Welwyn Garden City Walk on Sunday 30 April 2017

 

JohnSealy's Wandle Walk on 23 April 2017

 

Kevin McNamara's Croxley Walk on Saturday 8 April 2017

 

Good Friday Walk on 14 April led by Helen Hunt and Tony Finnegan

 

Robert Slater's Hitchin Walk on 12 March 2017

 

Roger Yelland's and Ann Brooks' London Walk on Sunday 12 February 2017

 

John Burbage's West Ruislip Walk 05 02 17

 

Maurice Hickman's Ifield Walk on Sunday 29 January 2017

 

Richmond Walk Led by Antoinette Adkins and Lizzie Cripps on Sunday 22 January 2017

 

Henriette Van Zaelan's Finsbury Park walk on Sunday 15 January 2017

 

The first walk of the new year - Paul Brunning's lovely walk from Chelsfield on Tuesday 2 January 2017

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2016

 

Maurice Hickman's Holmwood walk on 27 December 2016 (the 46th walk of which we have photographs on the website this year.

 

Robert Slater's Pre Christmas Walk from Stevenage to Hitchin on Sunday 11 December 2016

 

Paul Brunning's Otford Walk on Sunday 4 December 2016

 

John Burbage's Walk from Erith to Sidcup on 20 November 2016 (fully walked out by John but led by Lizzie Cripps and Tony Finnegan due to John's impending hospital spell)

 

Paul Connolly's Purfleet Walk on 13 November 2016Paul Connolly

 

Maria Vas' First Ramble as Leader Starting from Chorleywood  6 November 2016

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's Epping Forest Walk on Sunday 30 October 2016

 

Helen Hunt's Aylesford Walk 16 10 16

 

Paul Brunning's Otford Walk on Sunday 2 October 2016

 

Robert Slater's Harlington Ramble on Sunday 25 September 2016

 

Annual Reunion of Past and Present Club Members on Saturday 24 September 2016

 

Angela Shardlow's Chichester Walk on Sunday 18 September 2016

 

Maurice Hickman's Dorking (?Bramble) Ramble on Sunday 11 September 2016

 

Maurice Hickman's Redhil/Gatton Park Ramble on Sunday 4 September 2016

 

A&B Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimage Arrival in Canterbury on 26 August 2016

 

Roger and Virginia Yellend's Cheshunt Walk on Sunday 21 August 2016

 

John Burbage's Tadworth walk on Suunday 14 August 2016

 

Paul Connolly's Ingatestone Walk on Sunday 7 August 2016

 

Henrietta Van Zaelan's Sevenoaks Walk on 31 July 2016 taking in a visit to Ightam Moat

 

Robert Slater's Stevenage Walk on Sunday 24 July 2016

 

David Crundall's Windsor Walk on Sunday 17 July 2016

 

Paul Connolly's Walk from Sandy to Arlsey on Sunday 10 July 2016

 

 Paul Brunning's Eynsford walk on Sunday 3 July 2016

 

Hertford North Walk on Sunday 26 June 2016

 

Helen Hunt's Effingham Junction Walk on Sunday 19 June 2016

 

Tom Gilmartins Tadworth Ramble on Sunday 12 June 2016

 

Michael Collins walk on Saturday 11 June 2016

 

Paul Brunning's Chelsfield Walk on Sunday 5 June 2016

 

Paul Connolly's Great Missenden Walk on Sunday 29 May 2016

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's Epping Walk on Sunday 22 May 2016

 

Robert Slater's Bletchley Walk on Sunday 15 May 2016

 

Angela Shardlow's Chichester Walk on 8 May 2016

 

Robert Slater's Welwyn Garden City Walk on 1 May 2016

 

Paul Brunning's Otford Walk on Sunday 17 April 2016

 

Phil Evans Memorial Ramble Led by John Burbage on 10 April 2016

 

Paul Connolly's Brentwood Walk on Sunday 3 April 2016

 

John Sealy's Easter Monday Wandle Walk on 28 March 2016

 

Maurice Hickman's Good Friday Walk on 25 March 2016

 

John Burbage's Tadworth Walk on 20 03 16

 

Paul Brunning's Sevenoaks Walk on Sunday 6 March 2016

 

Paul Connolly's (Rearranged) Highgate Walk on Sunday 28 February 2016

 

Henrietta Van Zaelan's Croxley Walk on Sunday 21 February 2016

 

John Burbage's Boxhill Walk on Sunday 14 February 2016

 

Angela Shardlow's Bosham Walk on Sunday 7 February 2016

 

Paul Brunning's Sevenoaks Walk on Sunday 31 January 2016

 

Maurice Hickman's Horsham Walk on Sunday 17 January 2016

 

John Burbage's New Malden Walk on 10 January 2016

 

Paul Brunning's Eynsford walk - the first of the year from Eynsford on 3 January 2016.

 

 Walks and other Club events in the year 2015

 

Paul Connolly's Boreham Wood Ramble 20 December 2015

 

Robert Slater's Walk from Stevenage to Hitchin on 13 December 2015

 

Martin Harrisson's Cockfosters Walk on 06 December 15

 

Maurice Hickman's Redhill Ramble on 29 November 15

 

John Burbage's Woldingham Walk on 22 November 2015

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's Loughton walk on 8 November 2015

 

Paul Connolly's Purfleet Walk on 1 November 2015

 

David Crundall's Kelvedon Walk on 25 10 15 (added to the Autumn Programme after it had been distributed)

 

Paul Brunning's Sevenoaks/Underriver Walk on 04 10 15

 

Maurice Hickman's Dorking Walk on 27 09 15

 

Robert Slater's St Margaret's Walk on 20 09 15

 

Paul Connolly's Ingatestone Walk on 13 09 15

 

Paul Connolly's Cholsey Walk 0n 16 08 15

 

Angela Shardlow's Chichester Walk on 09 08 15

 

Paul Brunning's Chelsfield Ramble on 02 08 15

 

John Burbage's Effingham Walk on 26 07 15

 

Maurice Hickman's Eastbourne Walk on 19 07 15

 

Henriette Van Zaelan's Crouch Hill Walk on 12 07 15

 

John Burbage's East Grinstead Walk 0n 05 07 15

 

Maurice Hickman's Redhill/Mogador/Fanny's Farm Shop ramble on 28 06 15

 

Robert Slater's Baldock Walk on 21 06 15

 

Paul Connolly's Pitsea Walk on 14 06 15

 

Martin Harrisson's Turkey Street Walk on 07 06 15

 

David Crundall's Kelvedon Walk on Sunday 31 May 2015

 

Paul Connolly's Banbury Walk on 24 05 15 

 

Robert Slater's Luton Walk on 17 05 15

 

Angela Shardlow's Chichester Walk on 10 05 15

 

Robert Slater's May Day Bank Holiday Walk from Sandy 04 05 15

 

Philip Groves' Tring Walk 26 04 15

 

Paul Brunning's Otford Walk 19 04 15

 

John Burbage's Liphook Walk on 12 04 15

 

Robert Slater's Walk from Hitchin to Preston on Easter Monday 6 April 2015

 

Good Friday Walk to Worth Abbey 3 April 2015

 

Jan Hildebrand's Shiplake Walk 29 March 2015

 

Maurice Hickman's Walk From Robertsbridge on 22 March 2015, incorporating a visit to the Woodland Trust wood where six trees were planted in memory of our former club member Genet Berhre

 

John Burbage's walk of 15 March 2015 taking in parts of the Thames Path and Lesnes Abbey

 

Paul Connolly's Harold Wood Walk 0n 8 March 2015

 

Paul Brunning's Sevenoaks Walk 1 March 2015

 

Maurice Hickman's Redhill via Merstham Walk on 22 February 2015

 

Maurice Hickman's Three Bridges Walk on Sunday 4 January 2015

 

Walks and other Club events in the current year (2014)

 

John Burbage's Boxhill Walk on 28 December 2014

 

Paul Connolly's Highgate Walk on 21 December 2014

 

Martin Harrisson's Cockfosters Walk on 14 December 2014

 

Robert Slayer's Cambridge Walk on 6 December 2014

 

Paul Brunning's walk from Sevenoaks on Sunday 7 December 2014.

 

Paul Connolly's Purfleet Ramble on 30 November 2014

 

John Burbage's Capital Ring Walk on 9 November 2014

 

Maurice Hickman's Edenbridge Walk 02 November 2014

 

Paul Connolly's Walk from Brentwood to Billericay on 26 October 2014

 

Robert Slater's Hertford North Walk on 19 October 2014

 

Philip Groves' West Hornden and Basildon Walk 12 October 2014

 

The club's annual reunion held on 27 September 2014 

  

Joe O'Reilly's Henley Walk on Sunday 14 September 2014

 

Angela Shardlow's Chichester Walk on Sunday 7 September 2014

 

Robert Slater's walk from Hitchin to Hexton on Sunday 31st August 2014

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's Epping Walk on Sunday 24 08 14

 

John Burbage's Ashurst and Ashdown Forest Walk 27 July 2014

 

Robert Slater's Walk from Flitwick on Sunday 6 July 2014

 

Francis O'Sullivan's Oxford Walk on Sunday 29 June 2014

 

Joint Walk With Mid Herts Catholic Ramblers Led by John Dean from Welham Green on Saturday 21 June 2014

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's Walk in the Olympic Park and the Lee River Walks on 15 June 2014

 

Maurice Hickman's Walk from Coulsdon South on 8 June 2014

 

John Dean's Hatfield Walk on 25 May 2014

 

Robert Slater's RSPB Walk on 18 May 2014

 

Philip Groves' Polegate walk on 11 May 2014

 

Maurice Hickman's Marlow walk on 4 May 2014

 

Paul Connolly's Farnham Walk on 27 April 2014

 

John Burbage's Good Friday Walk to Worth Abbey on 18 April 2014

 

Robert Slater's Welwyn Garden City Ramble on 13 April 2014

 

Paul Connolly's Great Missenden Walk on 30 March 2014 (arranged after the printed programme had been circulated)

 

John Burbage's Buxted Walk on 23 March 2014 (a bumper crop of over 100 photographs taken on this ramble)

 

Maurice Hickman's Plumpton walk on 16 March

 

 Henrietta Van Zaelan's London Walk on 9 March

 

Maurice Hickman's Cambridge Walk on 23 February 2014

 

Paul Connolly's Harold Wood Walk on 2 February 2014

 

Maurice Hickman's Walkout on 26 January of his walk shown on the programme for 23 February

 

Walks and other Club events in the year (2013)

 

The Road to Compostella Leg 1 in 2008 to the final leg in 2013

 

John Burbage's Beckenham Walk on 24 November 2013

 

Joe O'Reilly's Gordon Hill walk on Sunday 13 October 2013

 

Joe O'Reilly's Henley walk on Sunday 29 September 2013

 

Francis O'Sullivan's day leading the A&B walking pilgrimage from Ely (not quite as intended as far as the ramblers were concerned!!

 

 Maurice Hickman's Walk from Pulborough to Arundel via Amberley on 30 June 2013

 

 Robert Slater's  Walk From St Margarets to Ware on 16 June 2013

 

 Thames Path Walk from Windsor to Staines led by Bridie Barry and Maureen Cahalane on 12 May 2013

 

 Robert Slater's May Day Bank Holiday Walk on 6 May 2013

 

 Henrietta Van Zaelan's Walk from Knebworth to Stevenage on Sunday 5 May 2013

 

 Paul Connolly's Walk from Great Missenden to Stoke Mandeville on 28 April 2013

 

 Maurice Hickman's Dorking Ramble on 21 April 2013

 

Robert Slater's walk from Arlesey to Hitchin on 14th April 2013

 

Dorothy Hickman's Walk from Redhill on 1st April 2013 Incorporating a visit to Gatton Park 

 

Paul Connolly's Walk from Ingatestone on 24 March 2013

 

 Joe O'Reilly's Gordon Hill Ramble on St Patrick's Day 17 March 2013

 

Maurice Hickman's walk from Woldingham on 10 March 2013

 

 
 
 
 

 

The January Party Held on Saturday 19 January 2013

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2012

 

Maurice Hickman's Redhill Walk, the last of the year on 30 December 2012

 

Paul Connolly's Highgate to Stratford Walk on 23 December 2012

 

Christmas dinner at the Polish Club, Hammersmith on 15 December 2012

 

Martin Harrisson's Cockfosters Walk on 9 December 2012

 

Carol Anley's Cambridge Walk on 2 December 2012

 

Tony Norton's Saunderton Walk on 18 November 2012

 

Robert Slater's Hitchin walk on 21 October 2012

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's Walk from Loughton tonTheydon Bois on 14 October 2012

 

Paul Brunning's Sevenoaks walk on 7 October 2012

 

Club Reunion Held at St Mary Moorfields on Saturday 29 September 2012

 

Robert Slater's bramble ramble from Baldock on 2 September 2012

 

Joe O'Reilly's Gordon Hill Ramble on 26 August 2012

 

John Burbage's Walk From Box Hill to Epson on 12 August 2012

 

Maurice Hickman's Eastbourne Walk on 5 August 2012

 

Paul Connolly's Harold Wood Ramble on 5 February 2012

 

Some photographs taken on Robert Slater's walks in the first half of 2012

 

Carol Anley's Picnic Ramble from Leighton Buzzard on 17th June 2012

 

Walks and other Club events in 2011

 

 Maurice hickman's Redhill Walk on 4 December 2011 with tea stop at Fanny's farm shop

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's Walk from Cheshunt on 27 November 2011

 

Paul Connolly's walk from Leytonstone to Loughton on 13 November 2011

 

Witold's 50th Birthday Walk on 6 November 2011

 

John Burbage's Milford to Haslemere Walk on 30 October 2011

 

Paul Connolly's Princesborough Walk on 16 October 2011

 

Robert Slater's Baldock to Royston on 9 October 2011

 

Holiday in Kerry in September 2011

 

John Burbage's Leatherhead walk on 21 August 2011.

 

Paul Brunning's walk from Chilham to Canterbury on 14 August 2011.

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's Epping walk on 7 August 2011.

 

Carol Anley's Hitchin to Letchworth walk on 31 July 2011

 

Maurice Hickman's Eastbourne Walk10 July 2011.

 

Robert Slater's walk from Bletchley to Leighton Buzzard 03 July 2011

 

Paul Connolly's walk from Sandy to Arlesey on 26 June 2011

 

Tony Finnegan's Carpet of Flowers Walk on 2 June 2010

 

Roger and Virginia Yelland's walk in a part of Epping Forest not previously visited 29 May 2011

 

Carol Anley's Hitchin to Preston walk on 15 May 2011

 

Robert Slater's walk on May Day Bank Holiday, 2 May 2011

 

Maurice Hickman's ramble from Dormans on 6 February 2011

 

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2010

 

Philip Groves' walk from Berkhamstead on 5 December 2010

 

Christmas Events in 2010, including the club Christmas Dinner at Lowiczanka on 11 December 2010 and the Carol ramble around Hitchin the following day. Both of these events were arranged and led by Robert Slater and much appreciated by members of the club and their guests.

 

Tony Norton's walk from Wendover on 14 November 2010

 

Robert Slater's Battle walk on 10 October 2010

 

80th Anniversary Celebration 9 October 2010

 

Henrietta Van Zaelen's walk from Alton through Jane Austen country on 26 September 2010

 

Carol Anley's walk from Sawbridgeworth on 19 September 2010

 

Tony Finnegan's Bramble Ramble from Gerrards Cross on 12 September 2010

 

Paul Brunning's walk from Sevenoaks on 5 September 2010

 

Tony Finnegan's walk from Chalfont and Latimer station on Sunday 22 August 2010.

 

Roger and Virginia'a Lee Valley Walk on Sunday 8 August 2010

 

John Burbage's walk in the New Forest on 27 June 2010

 

Paul Brunning's walk from Sevenoaks on 18 July 2010

 

Tony Finnegan's Walk for the Carpet of Flowers Festival at Arundel Cathedral on 2 June 2010

 

Lake District holiday in May 2010

 

Robert Slater's Bluebell walk also celebrating Carol's birthday on 3 May 2010.

 

Easter 2010 - Good Friday Walk

 

Tony Finnegan's Good Friday Walk to the Carmelite Church at Gerrards Cross on 2 April 2010

 

The January Party held on 16 January 2010

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2009

 

A week of walks marking the visit of the relic of St Therese of Lisieux in October 2009

 

 Paul Brunning's Otford walk on 25 October 2009

 

Robert Slater's Knebworth walk on the following Sunday 1 November 2009.

 

Roger and Virginia's Loughton Walk on 21 June 2009

 

Day of recollection held on 23 May 2009

 

Carol Anley's Hitchin walk on 5 April 2009.

 

Helen Hunt's walk to Passion Play at Worth Abbey on Holy Saturday 11 April 2009.

 

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2008

 

New Year Party 18 January 2008 

 

Pilgrimage to Lourdes in March 2008

 

Cornwall holiday in May 2008 

Maureen Cahalane's Oxford walk on 30 March 2008 by Sheila Bravin.

 

A few pictures taken on two other walks in 2008. 

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2007

 

 

The Year at a Glance

 

Maurice Hickman's break in Wells Next the Sea in Easter Week 2007

 

Rambles between January and October 2007

 

 

Terry Dobson's Hayes Walk on 11 October 2007

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2006

 

Terry Dobson's Walk from Merstham to Purley on 19 November 2006

 

Miscellaneous Photographs taken in 2006

 

Photographs taken at the tea so generously provided by Marie and Alf Tisi at their home at the end of the ramble on 23 July 2006.

 

 

Annual day of recollection held at Benedictine Monastery, Cockfosters on 26 March 2006.

 

Phil Evans' Walk from Twyford to Maidenhead on 22 January 2006

Walks and other Club events in the year 2005

 

 

The Good Friday Walks to Aylesford Priory on 25 March 2005

 

Photographs taken during the Club's historic 75th anniversary pilgrimage to Assisi in 2005

 

 

75th Anniversary Mass and social function held on 8 October 2005.

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2004

 

 Photographs taken at the club party on 10 January 2004.

 

Photographs taken on Philip Groves' ramble from Lewes to Berwick on 18 January 2004

 

Photographs taken on Tony Finnegan'sHitchin ramble in February 2004. 

 

Photographs taken on Maurice Hickman's Horsham ramble on 21 March 2004

 

Photographs taken on Peter Macdonald's Windsor walk on 23 May 2004

 

Photographs taken on Philip Evans' Kennington Ramble 12 September 2004

 

Photographs taken on Paul Brunning's Chelsfield walk on 31 October 2004

 

 Walks and other Club events in the year 2003

 

 

Maurice Hickman's walking holiday in Scarborough at Easter 2003. The account is written by Maxine O'Reilly and the photographs taken by Tony Finnegan.

 

Tony Finnegan's Walk to Leonardslee Gardens on 27 April 2003

 

Tony Finnegan's Birthday Walk from Dorking to Friday Street on 15 June 2003

 

Photographs taken by Kevin Kerins between 2001 and 2003.

 

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2002

 

Maurice Hickman's Eastbourne Walk on 14 July 2002

 

 

A typical photograph of the late lamented club member Frank Crowley

 

Paul and Antoinette Connolly's Wedding on 4 May 2002

 

Summer Bar B Que at Salesian College, Battersea

 

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2001

 

 

Good Friday Walk on 13 April 2001 Led by Tony Finnegan and Tony Norton

 

Frank Bigg's Colchester Walk on 7 May 2001 

 

Bridie Barry and Maureen Cahalane's Walk In Regents Park and Primrose Hill on 24 June 2001

 

Tony Finnegan's Wandle Walk on 8 July 2001

 

Monster Club Bar B Que held on 14 July 2001

 

Silver Jubilee of Club President Fr David Barnes

 

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 2000

 

 

70th Anniversary Celebrations at Aylesford Priory 16 to 18 June 2000 

 

Tony Finnegan's Walk from Horsley to Guildford on 8 October 2000

 

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 1999

 

 

Christmas Ramble Function at Kings Head, Colliers Wood on 19 December 1999

 

Christmas Dinner at Brahms Restaurant, Lupus Street on 18 December 1999

 

Post Christmas/New Year Party at the Phoenix, Palace Street on 16 January 1999 

 

A few mystery photographs thought to also date from 1999 or thereabouts

 

Father Peter Grant becomes a Monsignor

 

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 1998

 

 

Only one event in pictures this year I'm afraid - Paul Connolly's Tring Walk on 31 August 1998

 

 

Walks and other Club events in the year 1997 and previous years in the club's history

 

 

Frank Keating's Yorkshire Walking Weekend 22 - 24 August 1997

 

Summer Parties at St Saviour's, Pimlico 20 July 1996 and 26 July 1997 

 

Photographs of the ramblers holiday in Killarney 25th May to 2nd June 1994

 

Photographs of the club's diamond jubilee celebration on 29 September 1990

 

Photographs taken on the late Phil Evans' walk from Amberley to Sutton on 24 July 1988

 

Easter Weekend in Lewes in 1958

 

Photographs of the Club's 25th anniversary celebration on 5 February 1955

 

Some Photographs of club holidays in the 1950s and 60s

 

A couple of photographs taken, I think, on a Redhill ramble in the late 1980s, one of the fabled square dances at Bunhill Row and photographs of a party held to mark the emigration to the Isle of Wight of Mary and the late Meg Walsh.