Approved by the
Cardinal
Archbishop of
Westminster


Affiliated to the
Ramblers
Association
(Registered Charity)

February 1994

Hello Ramblers,

It was good to see so many (almost 60) really enjoying themselves at the Christmas Party, an
opportunity to socialise and meet up with people we missed on rambles. Some had travelled
quite a distance. We had a lovely variety of food which members contributed. The music was
varied and managed to entice most people to dance. The raffle proved popular. This was the
first club party which financed itself for years. Thanks for all who contributed in any way.
Another date for your diaries· the Summer Party will be held on Saturday 16 July. It promises
to be even better than the Christmas Party. Make a note in your diaries. Full details in the next
programme.

Just as promised we are now starting our learner ramble sessions. Anyone who would like to
know more about maps and rambles please come along. A few mistakes, a few laughs and a
nice walk in the countryside. See Ramble List for Saturday 14 May.

Congratulations to Mary Hickman on the award of the Imperial Service Medal.

Sydney Catholic Bushwalkers: sent us a full account of their 50th anniversary dinner attended
by 275 members including 5 of the 11 founder members. They expressed great pleasure at
having Marie Fernandes in Australia for much of their Jubilee year. Unfortunately Marie had
to curtail her travels and return home due to the illness of her little grandson - please
remember him in your prayers. We have a copy of their Jubilee book which makes very
interesting reading. If you wish to borrow it contact Olivia.

Happy Easter to all the Ramblers


                        NEWS AND EVENTS
MONTHLY DINNER: Meet outside Westminster Cathedral after 6 PM Mass.
Dates: Saturday 5 March, 9 April, 7 May.

New Members: Welcome to Catherine Fahey, of Kingsland Rd, London E8,
Maureen McGarrigle, Chandos Rd, Borehamwood, Herts and Ms Marie Walsh, Carr
Gomm Building, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith
Poetry Reading: Saturday 12 March.
Joe O'Reilly has kindly offered another invitation. In the past these evenings have
proved very successful.
Place: 4 Rona Rd, Gospel Oak, London NW3 2JP.     . .. i _
Travel: 2 minutes Gospel Oak stationttvorth London BR line). No 24 Grey Green
Bus from Victoria station via Charing Cross Rd, Tonenham Court Rd to
request stop Mansfield Rd.
Time: 7 pm for 7 29 first reading. Please endeavour to arrive promptly. Further
information from Joe.

Visit to Leeds Castle: Saturday 11 June. Meet Paul Brunning at Victoria Sation
at 10 15 for 10 49 train to Bearsted. When we get off the train there will be a
coach waiting to take us to Leeds Castle. Inclusive cost of train, coach and
admission to Castle £14 90p. Food available at the Castle or bring picnic lunch.

Peace Prayer of St Francis
Lord make me an instrument of thy peace
Where there is hatred .. .let me sow love
Where there is injury ... pardon;
Where there is doubt...faith;
Where there is despair ... hope;
Where there is darkness .. .light;
Where there is sadness .. joy.

O Divine Master, grant that  I may not so I much seek

 

To be consoled ... as to console
To be understood .. as to understand
To be loved ... as to love

 For It is in giving ... that we receive.
It is in pardoning .. that we are pardoned
 It is in dying ... that we are born to eternal life.

                                   RAMBLES
                                   March - May 1994

  

Sunday 6 March                          Leader: Paul Brunning
 
Meet: Charing Cross at 9 10 for 9 27 train to Chilham (Arr. 1103).
Lunch: Chapter Arms Inn, Chartham Hatch.
Tea: Canterbury, visit to Cathedral etc.
Distance: 8.5 miles returning from Canterbury.
Fare: £8 10 CDR Canterbury with network card.
 
Sunday 13 March                     Leader: Ossie Barrett
 
Meet: Liverpool St Central Line     at 10 35 for 10 49
train to Loughton (Arr. 11 17).
Lunch: Owl Inn, Lippetts Hill Pub serves food.
Tea: Chingford "if" we're lucky.
Distance: 8 miles returning from Loughton.
Fare: £3 70 all zone travel card.

Sunday 20 March                       Leader: Patrick Malsher
Joint ramble with Mid Herts Catholic Ramblers
Meet: Euston at 10 35 for 10 54 train to Hemel
Hempstead (Arr 11 25).
Lunch: Boot, Chipperfield. Pub serves food.
Tea: I don't think so.
Distance: 10 miles returning from Hemel Hempstead.
Fare: £5 60 CDR Hemel Hempstead.
 

Sunday 27 March                    Leader: Bernadette Cahill
                   Clocks go forward 1 hour
Meet: Victoria at 9 45 for 10 04 train, to Ashtead (Arr. 10.59).
Lunch: The Chequers, Walton on the Hill. Serves food.
Tea: Ashtead.
Distance: 9 miles returning from Ashtead.
Fare: £3 90 CDR Ashtead.

Monday 4 April                     Leader: Tony Finnegan
 
Meet: Victoria at 9 30 for 9 47 train to Balcombe (Arr. 10 37).
Lunch: Cat Inn. West Hoathley.
Tea: ?
Distance: 13 miles returning from Three Bridges.
Fare: £7 50 CDR Balcombe.  


Sunday 10 April                    Leader: Frank Bigg
 
Meet: Liverpool St at 10 10 for 10 30 train to Manningtree (AIr. 12 14) (Change at
Colchester. Arrive 11 44; depart 12 00).
Lunch: Black Horse, Stratford St Mary.
Tea: Yes.
Distance: 11 miles returning from Manningtree.
Fare: £8 10 CDR with network card.
                                                            
Sunday 17 April                    Leader: Maurice Hickman
 
Meet: victoria at 9 40 for 10 02 train to Redhill (Arr. 1 0 35).
Lunch: Plough, Leigh.
Tea: Redhill.
Distance: 12 miles returning from Redhill.
Fare: £4 70 CDR Redhill.
 

Sunday 24 April                    Leader: Paul Brunning
 
Meet: Charing Cross at 9 50 for 10 08 train to Sevenoaks (Arr. 10 45).
Lunch: White Rock Inn, Underriver. Serves good food.
Tea: Sevenoaks.
Distance: 11 miles returning from Sevenoaks.
Fare: £5 50 CDR.

Monday 2 May                  Leader: Philip Evans
 
Meet: 10 10 at Marylebone for 10 30 train to Princes Risborough. (Arr. 11 25).
Lunch: Hampden Arms, Great Hampden. Pub serves food.
Tea: There ain't any!
Distance: 12 miles returning from Princes Risborough.
Fare: £7 30 CDR Princes Risborough.
 

Sunday 8 May                  Leader: Eugene Donnelly
 
Meet: Victoria District Line at 10 00 for 10 20 train to Richmond (Arr. 10 45 for 11 00
start).
Lunch: The Anglers, Teddington Lock. Serves food.
Brief visit to Ham House in afternoon.
Tea: Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park.
Distance: 11 miles returning from Richmond.
Fare: £3 70 all zone travel card. Richmond is in zone 4.
 

Saturday 14 May     MAP READING DAY
Meet: Victoria at 9 30 am for 9 57 train to Box hill. ( Arr o 1 0 45).
Distance: 8 miles.
Map No 187 Landranger. If you require a map please
contact Olivia by 1 May ('Phone number on back page). 
 
Sunday 15 May                Leader: Philip Evans
 
Meet: Paddington at 9 15 for 9 35 train to Reading to connect with 10 15 to Newbury
(Arr. Newbury 10 39).
Lunch: Furze Bush, Ball Hill. Pub serves food.
Tea: Newbury.
Distance: 14 miles returning from Newbury.
Fare: £10 50 CDR Newbury.

Sunday 22 May                 Leader: Michael Donnelly

Meet: Liverpool St at 9 50 for 10 11 train to Bishops Stortford (AIr 10 56).
Lunch: Catherine Wheel, Gravesend. Pub serves food.
Tea: Bishops Stortford.
Distance: 11 miles
Fare: £7 CDR Bishops Stortford.

Monday 30 May                  Leader: Philip Evans

Meet: Waterloo at 9 05 for 9 25 train to Petersfield (Arr. 10 40).
Lunch: Red Lion, Chalton. Pub serves food.
Tea: Takeaway chish & fipps Petersfield.
Distance: 16 miles returning from Petersfield.
Fare:  £11 50 CDR (c. £8 with network card reduction).

NEW RAMBLES: You will note that this year we have two people to compile the
ramble list. It is hoped that this will make it easier for both the ramble leader
and the ramble list compilers. If you wish to lead a ramble please give Philip or Terry
(Addresses and phone numbers on back page)the following details:
                         Date                     Station to meet at
                         Lunch (name of pub)      Tea if available
                         Distance in miles        Station returning from
Fare

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Abbreviations used in the ramble list:

    "CDR" = "Cheap Day Return"

NB All fares, including all-zone Travel Cards purchased at Underground Ticket
Offices, can be reduced by presenting a Network Southeast Card at the time of
ordering the ticket. Each cardholder can take 3 guests with the same reduction.

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NEWS AND EVENTS (continued)

WALKING WEEK-ENDS AND HOLIDAYS 1994
MAY-DAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEK-END (29 April - 2 May). Youth Hostel week-end in
Brecon Beacons. Wales: Walks in Forest and mountain. Total costs (3 nights food.
accommodation and travel from London) £50. YHA MEMBERSHIP NOT NEEDED.
Please book within next month. Details from Adrian Winder 0245 475 660 or Philip
Evans 081 471 9104.

Adrian has enroled the club as a member of the YHA so if 5 members/friends want
to go to a hostel any other week-end they can borrow the card from Adrian.
 
IRELAND (KILLARNEY): Wednesday 25 May to 2 June. A dozen or so members
expressed a preliminary interest and T ony Finnegan is in touch with them. Late
decisions will be accommodated if at all possible.

Day of Recollection: Sunday 19 June. Full details next programme.

WALKING HOLIDAY IN CORNWALL MID SEPTEMBER

Penny Rivett is arranging a walking holiday in Cornwall. This will include both Cornish
countryside and coastal paths. One or two week bookings available. For information
'phone Penny.

CHARITY: Following an enjoyable Christmas dinner it was decided to make a
donation to charity. A contribution of £ 10 vvas made to the Passage Day Centre for
Homeless People. The Centre sent a very nice thank you letter, also saying
benefactors will be remembered in Masses and prayers.

Boots: Two pairs of good virtually new boots have been handed in. Ring Tony
Finnegan if interested. Sizes 8 and 9. No charge.

SOCIAL EVENTS including walking weekends, holidays, poetry
readings, shows

  

  

Please contact Helen (071 370
4573) with details of Date,
 type of event, venue and
price. Thanks for all the         
    
contributions to this
programme. Comments and
suggestions always welcome.

Club Committee 1993 -94


Honourary Vice President: Paul Brunning. Secretary: Mary Hennessy.
Treasurer: Peter Lobo
Ramble List Compiler: Philip Evans
Ramble Leader Training and Assistant Ramble List Complier: Terry Dobson,
Membership Secretaries: Frances Kershaw and Peter MacDonald
Map and video Library: Olivia Delargy
Events list: Helen Hunt