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Approved by Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster
Affiliated to the Rambler& Association Registered Charity Number 306089

Dear Ramblers,


Many thanks to those members who contributed walks to the programmes that were produced at short notice because of the FMD crisis, and to all those who came to both the emergency meetings.


It's been a sad beginning of Spring for farmers and ramblers alike with the outbreak of FMD. It makes us realise how fragile our environment can be. The following websites have so far been the best (apart from our own website which is the very best) for current information and wcalks: ; ;;; and

Would be grateful to receive any other addresses that you think might be useful to the SFACRC members.


Welcome to new members: 

Paul Rowntree, Streatham; Keith Evans, Camberwell Green; Julie Mastenko, Surbiton; and Gavin Fowells, London E1.

Advice to new members: Please read your introductory leaflet carefully, especiaHy about wearing suitable footwear with ankle support for your own safety, and maintaining good relations with pub owners by not eating our own food on their premises.

Massed show of Monis dancing In Relgate Priory Park on Saturday 18th August: This year the East Surrey Morris Men celebrate their 75th anniversary. Dancing will also take place at other sites. Please ring Dorothy Hickman  nearer the time for details of a Tortoise walk taking in this event.
Fr. Bames silver jubilee: Many thanks for your generosity for his collection - we were able to buy a beautiful framed image of Christ in solid silver and a plaque with his name and the name of our club engraved on it, which we presented to him on Saturday 28th April. It was a concelebrated Mass with Fr. David and Monsignor Peter Grant, and was a spiritual and enjoyable evening. Thanks also to the many people who attended and brought along food
to share. It was lovely to see you all and your efforts were appreciated very much.

HIppy Golden Anniversary to John and Monicas Dingle who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday 21st July.
Congratulations and best wishes to both of you from the club. John joined the dub in 1947 and is therefore one of our longest standing members


Coagratulations to Catherine Chainey, eldest daughter of Tony andMaria on her recent marriage. Tony and Maria themselves met through the club.

New enquiries : It is wonderful to see so many members introducing their friends to the club please remember when you let a new contact have a copy of current programme to pass their name and address to one of membership seaetartes. They then get the normal introducyory letter and Ieaflet  containing essential information about rambling.


YHA. Group Membership Card: The club is in possession of a group YHA card. PIaaae COIIIact HeIen in advance if you would like to borrow it for hostel weekends in case she is away at the time you need it.


Our deepest sympathy and prayers to John Lawrence on the death of his wife, Madeleine. on Friday 6th April. Maddie had been a member since October 1951, and had led many rarnbtes for the club, served on the committee occasionally and been a member of the choir when the club had one in the 1950s. Her requiem' mass was held on 24th AprIl at St. 
Boniface Church, Tooting.

Another member, Gennet Berhe, died on Saturday 14th April. Gennet had been a member for 15 years, and worked .in the Westminster Cathedral gift shop. She will be very sadly missed by her friends in the club. Her funeral
mass was held on Wednesday 25th April. Both the funeral Masses  were
represented by various SFACRC members.

The 5.30pm Mass on Suunday 11th August at at Mary MoorfieIds Church in EIdon Street will beoffered for the repose of  the souls of Maddie Lawrence, Gannet Berhe, Bernadette Cahill's Mother, Catherine Martin's Mother and Daphne Fisk's uncle, Dennis Griffiths. who passed away last
December. He was a member who joined il 1952/53 (the first year the membership list was typed).

Nearest tub/lral stations are Moorgate and LiverpooI Street. Members can gather afterwards for a drink and a meal. probabIy at the Wetherspoon pub, Masque Haunt. in Old Street.

Club Committee
Members 2000/2OO1

PresIdent:                                                 Vice Presldent:
Fr David Bames, Parish Priest,                  HeIen Hunt, 
St Mary Moorfields, London EC2M 7LS     Email:
Tal. 020 7247 8390

Secretary                                                   Treasurer
Antoinette Ratnam,                                      GIIIan McLauchlan

Ramble List Compiler.                               Membership Secretaries
Paul ConnoIIy,                                              Maria Darroch, 

                                                                                        John Burbage 


Social Secretary                                           Committee  Members               Mary MaxweIl                                                 Robert Slater
                                                                         Nick Peterson





Thank you to everyone who under the current difficult circumstances has helped to make this programme possible. Until there is a clear and unequivocal confirmation from Government, that access to footpaths in the countryside is
allowed once more, we will have to work on the premise that the next programme needs to be produced in the same fashion as this one. It is frustrating but we must strive to ensure that
there is something happening every weekend.
Don't forget that the summer train times will be in effect throughout this programme. Please bear with the leaders if there is any variation to what is shown as the new times were not available during the preparation of this programme.

Sunday 3rd June (os maps 198) 2001 Leaders: Gillian McLaugblan &                                                                                         Peter Storrow
MEET           :  Victoria 0805 for 0832 train to Brighton (arr 0949) or

                         London Bridge 0815 for 0840 train to Brighton (arr 0951)
LUNCH         :The Winner, Brighton Racecourse Brighton
DISTANCE   ;miles returning from Brighton. Time also for swimming and                              sightseeing
FARE           :£9.75 cdr Brighton with network card discount


Sunday 10th June 2001(os maps 187)

Leader: Maurice Hickman
MEET          :Victoria 0935 for 1002 train to                              Redhill (arr 1037)
LUNCH       :The Sportsman, Mogador
TEA             :Redhill
DISTANCE   : 9 miles returning from Redhill
FARE            :£6.10 cdr Redhill - Maurice will                            meet the ramblers at Redhill


Sunday 17th June 2001 (os maps 176)                      Leader: Phil Evans
MEET         :Paddington 0945 for 1013 train to Hayes and Harlington (arr                          1029)
LUNCH      :Magpie & Crown, Brentford
TEA            :Steam Museum, Kew Bridge. £4.00 admission if you want to                           visit the museum (possible discount if the party is 8 or more)
DISTANCE : 9 miles returning from Kew Bridge
FARE          :One day travelcard up to £4.90

Saturday 23rd June 2001 (os map 178)                    Leader: Barbara Bridle
MEET        :Victoria 0840 for 0905 train to Faversham (arr 1010)
LUNCH      :Variety of pubs and cafes in Faversham
TEA           :Faversham
DISTANCE: Approx 6 miles including a guided tour round historic                                      Faversham (cost £1.00), and maybe a visit to St Judes shrine,                        as well as many other points of interest.
FARE         :£8.80 Faversham with network southeast discount
Barbara will meet the ramblers at Faversham


Sunday 24th June 2001 (os maps 176)            Leaders: Maureen Cahalane

                                                                                           & Bridie Barry
MEET        :Baker Street 1015 for 1030 start
LUNCH      :Prince Albert, Princess Road NWl
TEA            :Park Cafe, or bring your own to eat on the grass
DISTANCE: 8 Miles finishing at Baker Street

FARE         : One day travelcard, up to £4.90

Sunday 1stJuly 2001 (os maps 177)               Leader: Tony Norton
MEET        : Mile End (zone 2 - Central and District lines) 1015 for 1030 start
LUNCH     :Prince of Wales, Lea Bridge Road, Clapton, E5
TEA          :???
DISTANCE: 12miles returning from Enfield Lock
FARE         :One day travelcard, up to £4.90

Sunday 8th July 2001 (os maps 176/LondonA-Z) Leader: Tony Finnegan
MEET        :Wandsworth Town Station for 1030 am start (frequent trains from

                    Waterloo; last train to arrive by 1030 leaves Waterloo at 1017.
LUNCH     :Merton AbbeyMills, William Morris Pub. A longer than usual

                   lunch stop will allow time to browse around the famous Merton

                   Abbey craft market, where there are many alternative sources of

                   food and places to eat your own. Youmay also join or leave the                       ramble at this point (3 miles into the walk).
TEA            :For those who last the distance MacDonalds at Waddon                                  station.
DISTANCE :11.5 miles returning from Waddon.

FARE          :One day travel card up to £4.90p.

Tony will meet the ramblers at Wandsworth

Saturday 14th July 2001 - Monster Summer BBQ. Please see above and
flyer below for details of this.

Sunday 15th July 2001 (os maps 187) Leader: Maurice Hickman
MEET        :Victoria 1010 for 1034 train to Merstham (arr 1105)
LUNCH      :St Josephs Church fete, Ladbroke Road, Redhill
TEA            :Redhill
DISTANCE: 12.5miles returning from Redhill
FARE         : £6.10 cdr Redhill, Maurice will meet the ramblers at Merstham

Sunday 22nd July 2001 (os maps 197) Leaders: Angela Shardlow &                                                                                            Maxine O'Reilly
MEET        :Victoria 0750 for 0817 train to Chichester (arr 1001)
LUNCH      :Earl of March, Lavant
TEA            :Chichester
DISTANCE :10miles returning from Chichester
FARE          :£]2.50 cdr Chichester with network card discount
Angela and Maxine will meet the ramblers at Chichester

Sunday 29th July 2001 (os maps 176ILondonA-Z) Leader: Tony Finnegan
MEET        :Victoria 0955 for 1019 train to Streatham Common (arr 1034)
LUNCH      :Goose and Granite, Clapham Common. Seats on the common                        to eat your own. You may also join or leave the ramble at this                          point (about half way tlirough the walk).
TEA            : MacDonalds Balham,
DISTANCE : miles returning from Balham Northern Line or Main Line                                 Suburban station.
FARE          :One day travel card up to £4.90p.
Tony will meet the ramblers at Streatham Common


Sunday 5th August 2001 (os map 186) Leaders: Jackie Twining & Witold Sokolowski
MEET          :Waterloo 0950 for 1015 train to Guildford                           (arr 1049)
LUNCH        :The Parrott Inn, Shalford
TEA Mais oui! !
DISTANCE   : 10 miles returning from Godalming
FARE           :£6.60 cdr Godalming with network card                              discount

Saturday 11th August 2001- Mass for the deceased: 5.30 pm mass at St Mary Moorfields for deceased members and members' family. Please see newsletter for more information.


Sunday 12th August 2001 (os map 176)           Leader: Michael Donnelly

MEET        : Kings Cross 0930 for 0956 train to Enfield (arr 1019)
LUNCH      : King and Tinker, Whitewebbs Lane
TEA            : Forty Hall
DISTANCE : 8 miles returning from Enfield
FARE          : One day travelcard - up to £4.90. Michael will meet the

                      Ramblers at Enfield

Saturday 18th August 2001- Massed show of Morris dancing: Dorothy Hickman is organising a tortoise walk to take in this event - please see above for details.


Sunday 19th August 2001 (os maps 177)        Leader: Paul Brunning
MEET        : Charing Cross 1000 for 1023 train to Hayes (arr 1101)
LUNCH     : The Fox, or, The Greyhound, Keston Common
TEA           : No'T' today thank you
DISTANCE: 9 miles returning from Hayes
FARE         : One day trave1card up to £4.90

Monday 27th August 2001 (os maps 169) Leaders: Paul Connolly & Frank                                                                                      Bigg
MEET        : Liverpool Street 0805 for 0832 train to Clacton (arr 1002)
LUNCH      : Holland-on-Sea, or bring your own to eat on the beach
TEA            : - Walton on the Naze - plenty of cafes, chippies, and pubs
DISTANCE :: 12 miles returning from Walton on the Naze
FARE           : £12.55 cdr Clacton with network card discount-plus £1.60                               single Walton on the Naze - Thorpe le Soken with network                              card discount
Paul and Frank will meet the ramblers at Clacton. Bring a costume and towel

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. You can also get 50p off all zone travel cards even if purchased at underground stations.
Unless otherwise indicated the fare shown is the full fare from the London terminus.