(Under the Patronage of the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster)


Vice-President                     Hon. Treasurer                     Hon. Secretary


Fred McAndrew                   Bridie Barry                          Veronique Dochain

COMMITTEE 1988/1989

Ramble List Compiler Philip Evans. 

Social Events Paul Brunning.

                       Maureen Cahalane, 
                       Maureen Furlong. 
                       John Delargy. 
                       Peter Lobo, 84.


Congratulations to Fred HcAndrew on his appointment as Vice-President of
the Club. "The Committee have suggested that I write a short note introducing myself to the rest of the Club, a ball-point sketch of an
elderly gent. Born in Bournemouth in 1922 one remembers the warm sea
and golden sand, bent ladies in invalid chairs being pulled by small
men, Wall's ice-cream sellers on their stop-me-and-buy-one tricycles,
pine trees. A happy childhood soon to be disturbed by the onset of
adolescence, teachers, Boris Karloff and Harold Larwood. Four good
years with the Air Force, doing practically nothing, having no
discernable effect on the course of the war, but visiting beautiful
Ceylon. (Incidentally, if anyone wants to know what service life was
really like, read Spike Milligan - Then join Pax Christi). In 1950 I
drifted into teaching, and drifted out thirty-five years later. Life is
for me still full of mysteries - quantum physics, women, the Church.
But, it was a great day when I first went out with the Club in June
1958, and it is an honour to accept the appointment of Vice-President.
It's a great Club, and I will do all I can to help it towards the
Diamond Jubilee in 1990, and beyond. Thanks." Fred McAndrew


We welcome Maxine O'Reilly, Catherine MacRae, Valerie and George Cook,
B. Griffiths, P. Keegan, Terry Vosper and Conrad Korek and wish them
many happy days rambling.


Subscriptions for 1988/1989 are now due and must be paid by 31st
December 1988 or membership will be regarded as lapsed. Kindly send
your £3.00 to Bridie as soon as possible. A receipt will be forwarded to you with the next list. The annual subscription covers the period between AGMs.

CHRISTMAS RAMBLE- Saturday 10th December 1988 (see list details in
ramble list) followed by Fish and Chips supper' and Carols by candlelight
at Otford Church Hall. Cost: £1.00 plus cost of fish and chips supper
(obtainable locally).

ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS on Saturday 7th January 1989 at 6 p.m. at Westminster cathedral followed by CHRIS1MAS PARTY from 7 p.m. at St. Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place, SW1 (around the corner from Westminster Cathedral). Food will be provided, but any culinary
contributions are always welcome. Cost: £3.00
Directions to Carlisle Place: Face Westminster Cathedral - cross road
on the right (Ashley Place) - turn left - reception St. Vincent's Centre.


ANNUAL RETREAT It is hoped to arrange a retreat during Lent - details in next list.



Sunday 18th December 1988 - Carol Concert at 2.30 p.m. at the Albert
Hall. If you are interested, please send immediately to Paul Brunning a cheque
for £2.50 and an sae for reply. 

Saturday 21st January 1989 - Pancake Meal at "My Old Dutch", Holborn. Cost: £5.50. Meet Holborn Tube Ticket Office at 1.15 p.m. There is a 6p.m. mass at St. Anselm's and St. Cecilia's in Kingsway.

PILGRIMAGE to the HOLY LAND - Departure 1st April 1989 - 9 days. Full Board - £365.00. For further detaiIs, apply to :- Mary Sheahan,

EASTER WEEKEND - 1st to 4th April 1989 at Totland Bay, Isle of Wlght
Maurice Hickman is intending to organise a. weekend again at this

Superior Grade Youth Hostel. The expected .deposit is £13.00 which should be paid by January 15, 1989. After this date members should book themselves direct to the Hostel. There are aiso some guest houses and hotels in the area for members who prefer this type of accommodation.
For more details send an SAE to Maurice Hlckman,


"It has long been a tradition in the Club for members to travel further afield - usually at Bank Holidays - staying two or three nights in a Youth Hostel, and exploring new countryside. However, in recent years numbers seem to have dropped considerably. Why, I wonder?
Although three or four members can have and have had most interesting and enjoyable times, would it not be much more of a club event if the party could be somewhat larger, and, not least, encouraging for the organisers.

If you have never been on a hostel weekend with the Club, why not give it a try, next time notice of one appears on the list? I don't think you will regret it. Maureen Furlong

Appeal to RAMBLE LEADERS - We desperately need new rambles and leaders. If you have interesting new ideas for walks, please fill in the tear-off slip and send it to Philip by mld-
February 1989 enclosing an SAE for reply.



Name of leader :                                                                      
Address :
TeI. No. :
Date (please give 2 or 3 alternative dates) :
Itinerary :

Pub (state whether it serves food) :

Tea :

Mileage :
Station :
Fare :
Places of interest to visit on the way :


Sunday 4th December 1988                             Leader: Dorothy Hickman

Meet: Victoria Station at 10.40 for 11.02 train to REDHILL (arr.11.35)
Lunch: Skimmington Castle - Reigate Heath
Tea: Reigate Hill Car Park
Distance: 11.34 miles
Fare: £3.20 REDHILL

                                                                           Duty Maureen Cahalane


SATURDAY 10th December 1988 - Christmas Ramble
                                                                            Leader : Paul Brunning

Meet: 10.35 for 10.51 train to OTFORD (arr. 11.39)
Lunch: Ye Olde .George Inn - Shoreham
Tea : Otford Church Hall
Distanoe : 6 miles
Fare : £3.50 CDR OTFORD

                                                                            Duty: She/he who comes

Sunday 18th December 1988                              Leader : Philip Evans

Meet : Baker Street at 10.35 for 10.50 train to GREAT HISSENDEN (arr.
11.39) (change at Amersham)
Lunch: The Bugle Lee Clump
Tea : Very unlikely
Distance : 9 miles - returning from GREAT MISSENDEN

                                                                               Duty : Bridie Barry

TUESDAY 27th December 1988                            Leader : Mary Hickman

Meet: Victoria at 10.40 for 11.02 train to REDHILL (arr. 11.35)
Lunch William IV - Bletchingley
Tea: Redhill
Distance: 11.75 miles or 18.9 kilometres
Fare : £3.20 CDR REDHILL

                                                                                Duty : he/she who comes

Sunday 8th January 1989                                       Leader : Maurice Hickman

Meet: Victoria at 10.10 for 10.32 train to HORLEY
Lunch The Castle - Outwood
Tea: Redhill
Distance: 10 miles - returning from REDHILL
Fare: £3.90 CDR HORLEY

                                                                                Duty he/she who comes

Sunday 15th January 1989                                     Leader : Paul Brunning

Meet: Victoria at 10.35 for 10.55 train to SWANLEY (arr. 11.31)
Lunch: Fruiterers Arms - Crockenhill
Tea : Eynsford - if you're lucky
Distance: 11 miles - returning from SWANLEY
Fare: £2.90 CDR SWANLEY

                                                                                 Duty Peter Lobo

Sunday 22nd January 1989                                     Leader Hilary McNabb

Meet: Blackfrlars at 10.10 for 10.25 Thameslink train to EYNSFORD (arr.
Lunch: The Bull - Otford - pub serves food
Tea: you'll be lucky
Distance: 12 5/8 miles - returning from EYNSFORD
Fare: £2.90 CDR EYNSFORD

                                                                               Duty Veronique Dochain

Sunday 29th January 1989                                    Leader : Philip Evans

Meet: Baker street at 10.35 for 10.50 train to CHESHAM (change at
CHALFONT & LATIMER) (arr. 11.39)
Lunch: Five Bells - Botley
Tea: Chesham - hopefully
Distance : 9 miles - returning from CHESHAM
Fare: £4.00 approximately CDR CHESHAM

                                                                               Duty: Maureen Furlong

Sunday 5th February 1989                                     Leader : Tom Lally

Meet: Victoria at 10.10 for 10.49 train to BOXHILL (arr. 11.37)
Lunch: The Cock - Headley
Tea : Not on your nelly
Distance: 12 miles - returning from LEATHERHEAD
Fare : £3.40 CDR BOXHILL
                                                                                Duty : Paul Brunning

Sunday; 12th February 1989                                  Leader : Ron Scott

Meet: Fenchurch Street at 10.00 for 10.15 train to WEST HORNDON (arr.
Lunch: Green Man - Herongate - pub serves food - eating your own is not appreciated by Landlord
Tea: use your imagination
Distance: 10 miles - returning from WEST HORNDON
                                                                                Duty : Philip Evans

Sunday 19th February 1989                                   Leader : Maurice Hickman

Meet: Victoria at 9.30 for 9.~1 train to LEWES (arr. 10.54)
Lunch: Anglers Rest - Barcombe Mills
Tea : Lewes
Distance: 11 miles - returning from LEWES
Fare: £7.80 CDR LEWES

                                                                                Duty John Delargy

Sunday 26th February 1989                                    Leader Philip Evans

Meet : Paddington at 9.25 for 9.40 train to TWYFORD (arr. 10.37)
Lunch : Five Bells - Waltham St. Lawrence
Tea: Fat chance
Distance: 10 miles - returning from TWYFORO
Fare: £4.60 TWYFORD Duty Maureen Cahalane