Working our way back through the years we arrive at 2007.  Sheila's photographic career was just taking off at this time so in 2007 we had fewer photographs from more cameras than in later years.   I will set out below the photographs I received taken on various rambles between January and August but will create a separate page for photographs on Maurice Hickman's break in Wells by the Sea.

 

Brfore the year actually began, on 31 December I led a New Year's Eve walk along the Thames with a splendid lunch break at the Dove in Hammersmith.  Although many photographs were taken there only a few have survived to appear on the website and these were provided by Kevin Kerrins.

 

 

 

 

I took six photos on Robert Slater's walk around Cambridge on the first Sunday of the year. 

 

Two photographs of Swans on the river Cam taken through a door in a garden wall as we left Cambridge.

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Man pub where Robert had reserved a large table for us and at which we dined in style

 

 

  

Most of the Group outside the pub (Paul Connolly as usual being absent as he escaped around the corner to avoid the camera)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view of one of the Cambridge Colleges (Clare I think) and one of Kings College Chapel were taken without flash when it was almost dark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photo of the group walking through Cambridge was also taken at dusk without a flash

 

 

 

 

Photos taken on Joe O'Reilly's Balcombe walk on 14 January. 

 

This photograph shows a strange tendency on the part of two ramblers to hug a tree.

 

 

 

At the end of Joe's walk a few of us went to the Half Moon for refreshment and cught this great shot of Brandy and Lucy sleeping after their busy day.

 

 

 

 

 

A photograph of Philip Evans at the Pink and Lilly on a walk he led on 9th April 2007, the 40th anniversary of the very first walk he attended with the club on 9th April 1967, followed by two photographs of the group that joined him on the 40th anniversary walk.

 

 

A great character and leader, sadly missed now that he has gone to his reward

 


 

 

 

 

 

In the week after Easter 2007 Maurice Hickman led a rambling holiday in Wells Next the Sea.  Click here for some photographic memories of the week

 

 

Five photos taken on Angela Shardlow's walk on the bank holiday Monday 28th May 2007

 

We had a ferry crossing of Chichester Harbour

 

 

And we had the rare experience of having the club presodent with us for the entire ramble

 




The customary lunch stop was enjoyed in the Ship Pub at Itchenor



 

 

 

In the afternoon we walked along the foreshore at low tide into the village of Bosham

 

 

Four photos taken on Martin Harrisson's Enfield Lock Walk on 3 June which had 23 walkers out.

 

Below are some shotstaken on the walk.

 

Martin and Robert sturdily leading the band of ramblers

 

 

Martin allows time to catch breath

 

 

  

And onward towards the final goal

 

 

The inevitable stiles had to be negotiated

 

 

11 photos by Sheila Bravin taken on Maurice Hickman's Tiger Inn walk in July.

 

Now for a bumper crop of 11 photos taken by Sheila Bravin on Maurice's Eastbourne walk in July.

 

Resting on the cliff top en route from Birling Gap to Eastbourne

 

 

As the ramblers descend through the woods Sheila was lurking to snap them.

 

 

Onwards towards Eastbourne.

 

 

Looking westward along the cliffs.

 

 

Lunch was taken at the Tiger Inn, a favourite stopping point for ramblers

 

 

The large group prepare for the afternoon challenge

 

 

Pause to catch breath and enjoy the scenery around Eastbourne

 

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Pressing on!!

 

 

And at the end of the day a nice bag of fish and chips for our photographer!!

 

 

 

 

A striking silhouette of ramblers on the South Downs

 

 

And the normal finish to a day's rambling as the ramblers settle into their journey back to London on the train

 

 

 

 

Three photos by Robert Slater taken on Paul Connolly's Biggleswade walk on 5th August 2007

 

Some of those who survived as far as the pub

 

 

After lunch on Paul's walk on 5 August 2007 the drinkers in the pub had the benefit of some professional PT instruction

 

 

 

And later a chance to recover

 

 

 

Below are some photographs taken by Sheila Bravin on the Sawbridgeworth walk led by Robert Slater on 14 10 07. Sorry the captions promised on the old website never reached the website manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortly before Christmas, on Saturday 8 December a number of club members gathered inthe Goodge Street Spaghetti House for a pre Christmas dinner. We had a warm welcome fromthe Manager, Rocco, who remembered us from when he used to manage the Spaghetti House in Bressenden Place.  I took the following 3 photographs to remember the occasion.