Greetings Ramblers,

A G M: will be held on Saturday October the 14th at 3 pm In the Holy Apostles Church Hall Cumberland Street in Pimlico. This is a time for members to come forward and offer to serve a term on the committee; nomination slips are below. Please consider getting someone to nominate you or nominate somebody yourself ( with thelr agreement  of course. We need a constant flow of new committee members and new ideas to maintain the successful tradition of the club. The AGM is also a time for members to bring up any concerns they may have about the Club. Tea and scones will be served from 2 30. There is Mass at 6pm in the Holy Apostles Church Winchester Street, Pimlico for members'
Intentions. Members can gather for a meal in Brahms Restaurant in Lupus Street in Pimlico after Mass. Please inform Marie .Darroch or Myself (Helen)
if you are coming for the meal before 25 September enclosing a cheque for £10 payable to St Francis of Assisi Catholic Ramblers Club. Nearest tube stations are Pimlico and Victoria. 24 Bus from Victoria. Look forward to seeing you there.


Welcome to new Members: Pauine Lear, Vlctoiaa Wright, London N12
8VG, Lorna O'Donnell, London SE15 4HY.Julian & Betsy Farmer, Joyce Heron, Sheila Lawrence, T.G 0'Flynn, Welcome back to Len Bulaitis, London SE13 7RE.

OBITUARY: We extend Sincere sympathy to Mary Hennessy on the death of her Mother Breda in Cork, Ireland. Mary's Father predeceased her Mother
only five months ago. The 5.15 Mass will be offered for Mary' s Mother in St
Anselm's Church Tooting Bec on Saturday September the 9th . Members who wish to have a meal after Mass can do so as we have found an Italian Restaurant in Balham reasonably priced.

Inns. Wednesday September 13th. Meet outside Holborn Tube Station from10.20-10.35 for a visit to Lincoln's Inn Old Hall where St Thomas Moor
was a member. For a visit  to  Middle and Inner Temple Inn's of Court meet outside St Anselm & St Cecilia's after 12.30 Mass. (Suggestions for a good
lunch place welcome), Please let Dorothy know by early September if you are going to the Lincoln's Inn's as she has to give numbers attending. (Old Hall is not normally open to the public). All enquiries to Dorothy Hickman.


POETRY EVENINGJoseph O'Reilly is havmg a poetry evening on Saturday
21st of October in his home at. First reading starts at 7.30 sharp, Buses 24 and 46 stop at the Priory. Mass at 6pm. Walk up to traffic lights and turn right, 5th turning on your left is Rona Road. Gospel Oak Station (Metro
Link) 2 mins walk, turn right out of station. Wine and Grapes provided. You just read Poetry and enjoy yourself. Let Joseph know if you are attending.


Mass for Deceased Members: The 5.30 Mass on Saturday November the 4th in St Mary Moorfields Church, Eldon Street will be celebrated for the Deceased Member's. Nearest underground stations Liverpool Street and
Moorgate. Members can gather for a meal and a drink after Mass. 




Thanks to all who made the 70th Anniversary a great success. A special word of thanks to Barbara Bridle who organised the weekend, Maureen Cahalane who organised the Anniversary Cake and to all the leaders who arranged the varied Rambles to suit all. Members who stayed at Aylesford for part or all of the weekend and those who turned up for the day enjoyed the varied rambles or stayed and prayed. There was something to suit

The Club received a Papal Blessing from His Holiness Poge John Paul II for the 70th Anniversary. A copy of the blessing was enclosed with the printed programme for each member. Our thanks to Fr David Bames and Mgr.
Peter Grant for their help in arranging this.

Fr David sent a special message to the club but due to commitments could not be there himself. A special Mass was celebrated by Fr Wilfrid McGreal O'Carm, Prior of Aylesford for our group on Saturday evening and was attended by over 40 members.

The cutting of the Anniversary Cake took place on Saturday by Meg and Mary Walsh.

A big thank you to Maurice Hickman who entertained us with a slide show and cine film from past years.

Our thanks also to Tony and Maria Chainey, Mary O'Connell (nee Kyte),
Maureen Cahalane and Witold and Hania who provided a selection of
photographs for display. They brought back a lot of good memories to all and
were a very popular attraction between sections of Maurice's slide show. A
great time was had by all.

We are now thinking towards our 75th Anniversary and early ideas will be welcome

Summer Party We apologIse to members who had booked for the summer
party on the Boat as this was cancelled by the booking office at short notice. John Burbage has returned all Cheques to members who had paid. We hope to organise another party later on in the year, this time successfully we hope.


New members Please read your introductory leaflet carefully as It gives good advIce, especially about wearing suitable footwear with ankle support for your own safety. Don't forget your torch.

Y.H.A. Group Membership Card: The club is in possession of a group membership Y.H.A. card. Contact me (Helen) if you would like to borrow it
for hostel weekends but make sure to do so well in advance in case I am away at the time you need the card.

CLUB WEBSITE: Finally you will notice from the address on top of this
newsletter that the website address is now much shorter and is directly
accessible on the worldwide web.

Happy Rambling


Club Committee1999-2OOO


President: Fr David Bames.                          Vice President:

Parish Priest, St Mary Moorfields.                  Helen Hunt


Secretary:                                                      Treasurer:
See vacancy notice above.                             Gillian McLauchlan.             

Ramble List CompiIer:                                  Membership Secretaries:

Paul Connolly                                                  Bridie Barry

                                                                        Francis O'Sullivan


Committee Members:          


                                           Maria Darroch
                                           Robert Slater

                                           Jo Lewis-Evans

                                           John Burbage.


Ramble List and News - September - Novenber 2000


A BIG THANK YOU to all the leaders who have given walks for this programme, especially as all those involved confirmed their commitment before copy date, and most of the details were submitted by that time. It really does make a difference to the quality of preparation. 


July 9th; An apology and an explanation. Due to sustaining a broken foot David Clark was unable to lead and had written two weeks beforehand to let me know the situation. 

As he did not have anyone to substitute for him I assumed the responsibility for leading, to the extent of checking out a route on the previous Sunday. Unfortunately come the day I was ill,and not able to lead, but hopefully those of you who turned up had an enjoyable time. This was an unusual and rare situation, and David's action in advising in good time is very much appreciated.




Other notes are at the end of the programme.

Sunday 3rd September 2000 (os map 175) Leaders: Maureen Cahalane,                                                                     Ann Richardson, and Bridie Barry
MEET          : Paddington 0850 for 0918 train to Pangboume (arr ]018)
LUNCH       : Kings Charles Head, Goring Heath. Good food- slow service
TEA            : Mapledurham grounds (Entrance to grounds £1.00) house and                       mill, extra charge)
DISTANCE : 10 Miles returning from Pangbourne
FARE          : £lO.40 cdr Pangbourne



Saturday September 9th:  Mass for Mary Henessy's mother R.I.P. - See details above


Sunday 10th September 2000 (os map 197 & 198)                  Leaders: Chris McNicolas &                                              Catherine Scott
MEET          :Victoria 0820 for 0847 train to                              Worthing (an lO27)
LUNCH       :Tudor Tavern, Angmering (drinks                         but no food), or Bluebird Cafe                             (food but not drinks).
TEA           : Littlehampton
DISTANCE: 8 flat miles returning from                                     Littlehampton
FARE         : £11.00 cdr Littlehampton with
                     network card Bring a  towel/                               swimming costume as there
                     will be opportunities for a dip in                           the sea.



Wednesday 13th  September 2000: String of Pearls Walk - see details above


Sunday 17th September 2000 (os map 197)            Leader. Maria Darroch
MEET         :  Waterloo O~20 for 0845 train to Petersfield (arr 0958)
LUNCH      :  Three Horseshoes, Elsted - Good food but expensive
TEA           :  White Hart, South Harting
DISTANCE: 16 miles returning from Petersfield. Hilly in the afternoon
FARE         :  £9.2O cdr Petersfield with Network card discount.


Sunday 24th September 2000: New train timetables come into effect. See special announcement at the end of programme


Sunday 24th September 2000 (os maps168 &169) Leader: Frank Bigg
MEET         :  Liverpool Street 0850 for 0920 train to Manningtree then local                        train to Mistley (arr 1032)

LUNCH      : Castle, Ramsey
TEA           :  Harwich
DISTANCE: 14 level miles returning                         from  Harwich
FARE         : £11.20 cdr Harwich with                       network card discount

Sunday 1st October 2000 (os map 175)           Leader: Bemadette Cahill
MEET         :Waterloo 0920 for 0948                      train to Shepperton (arr                        1034)
LUNCH      :Old Crown, Weybridge
TEA           :Shepperton Lock
DISTANCE: 8.5 miles returning from                      Shepperton
FARE         :£3.55 cdr with network                       card discount Shepperton

Sunday 8th October 2000 (os map 187 & 186)        Leader: Tony Finnegan
MEET         : Waterloo 0915 for 0942 train to Horsely (arr. 1023)
LUNCH      : The White Horse Shere (does food, seats on river bank to eat                         your own)
TEA           : Guildford
DISTANCE: 12 miles, returning from Guildford. This is a hilly walk with                               stunning views of the South East and entering Guildford from                         above!!
FARE         : £6.60p cdr Guildford.


Saturday 14th October 2000: AGM followed by annual members' Mass and dinner- see details above 


Sunday 15th October 2000 (os map 187)             Leader: Maurice Hickman
MEET         : Victoria 0840 for 0906 train to Dorking (arr 0957)
LUNCH      :  Skimmington Castle, Reigate Heath
TEA           :  Boxhill
DISTANCE: 16.5 miles returning from Boxhill (optional 1.5 miles into                                   Dorking)
Level terrain in the morning, hilly in the afternoon

FARE         : £6.70 cdr Dorking. Maurice will meet the walkers at Dorking                           and pick up anyone arriving at Dorking Deepdene (train from                           Guildford arrives 1004)


Saturday 25th October: Poetry Reading at Joe O'Reilly's -- see above  for details.


Sunday 22nd October 2000 (os map 185)              Leader: Ranald Watson
MEET         :  Waterloo 0810 for 0839

                       train to Alton (arr 1004)
LUNCH       : The Queens, Selbourne
TEA             : Wait and see
DISTANCE  : 14 miles returning from                         AIton
FARE           : £12_00 cdr Alton

Sunday 29th October 2000 (os map 188) Leader: Paul Brunning
MEET         :  Charing Cross 0930 for

                      09-53train to Hayes (arr

LUNCH       : Queens Head, Downe
TEA             : Maybe in Farnborough
DISTANCE  : 10.5 miles returning

                       from Hayes
FARE           :£ 3.90 cdr Hayes. Paul                           will meet the walkers

                         at Hayes.


Saturday 4th November.:Annual Mass for deceased members - see deails above 

Sunday 5th November 2000 (os map 188)              Leader: Hilary McNabb
MEET          :Victoria 0855 for 0922 train to East Mailing (arr 1017)
LUNCH       :The Tickled Trout, West FarIeigh
TEA            :Wateringbury
DISTANCE : 9 miles returning from East Farleigh
FARE         : £9.50 cdr East MaIling. Hilary will meet the walkers at East                             Malling

Sunday 12th November 2000 (os map 166)             Leader: Robert Slater
MEET         : Kings Cross 0855 for 0921 train to Hitchin (arr 0950)
LUNCH      : Bull Inn, Whitwell
TEA           : Wait and see
DISTANCE: 13 miles returning from Welwyn North
FARE         : £6.80 cdr Hitchin with network card discount

Sunday 19th November2000  (os map 187)         Leader: Maurice Hickman
MEET          :Victoria 0935 for 1002 train to Redhill (arr ??1)
LUNCH       :Plough, Leigh
TEA            :Redhill

DISTANCE :  12 miles returning from Redhill
FARE          :  £5 90 cdr Redhill

Sunday 26th November 2000 (os map 188)              Leader: Paul Brunning
MEET          : Charing Cross 0935 for 1000 train to Tonbridge (an 1043)
LUNCH       : The Royal Oak, Lower Haysden
TEA            : Tunbridge Wells
DISTANCE : 9 easy miles returning from Tunbridge Wells
FARE          : £6.50 cdr Tunbridge Wells

On 24th September 2000 the winter timetable comes into effect. Please bear with the leaders if you find yourself starting from London later than shown in the Programme as information concerning the new times was not available at time of preparation. Please phone 08457484950 if you want to confirm the train times for a given Sunday.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR. As the eve of holiday in both cases falls on a Sunday it is probably best for the walks on those weekends to take place on the Saturdays, so please can you give some thought as to what can be laid on for 23rd and 30th December. Please ensure you bring your Network cards or Gold cards so that you can get the 1/3rd off full fares for yourself and up to three guests travelling with you. 

Unless otherwise indicated the fare shown is the full fare from the London terminus.