2005

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On this page: Blackheath - Vauxhall & Somerset House - St James's, Mayfair - Chiswick - Strand - Richmond - South Bank - Wimbledon

 

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BLACKHEATH

 

MARCH - London Walks kicked off with a stimulating walk around Blackheath with a visit to the attractive Cator Estate. In APRIL the group enjoyed a riverside walk which extended from Vauxhall to Somerset House and included a visit to Tate Gallery. Unfortunately no photos were available for this walk.

 

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VAUXHALL AND SOMERSET HOUSE

 

APRIL - A riverside walk extending from Vauxhall to Somerset House with a visit to Tate Gallery in between. Unfortunately no photos were available for this walk.

 

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ST JAMES'S, MAYFAIR

 

MAY - Saw the Group continuing with a walk around the "up-market" areas of St James's and Mayfair. Fine spring weather added to their enjoyment.

 

  A happy group enjoy a brief stop on their way round St James's and Mayfair. The Group is pictured in front of a statue in memory of Queen Alexandra just outside St. James's Palace. (Photo: Rosemary Morris)

 

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CHISWICK

 

JUNE - This month's walk took place on in the Chiswick area. Unfortunately no photos were available for this walk.

 

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STRAND

 

JULY - The walk started off in St. Clement Danes, the RAF Church in the Strand and then went via Somerset House and Waterloo Bridge to the South Bank. The members then walked to Tate Modern, where they had a lunch break and then past the Globe theatre and on to Southwark. Here members passed Drake’s “Golden Hind” and visited Southwark Cathedral. After taking tea there the group returned by bus to Liverpool Street and home. All this less than a week after the terrorist bombs. It was a glorious day too!

 

St Clement Danes sits isolated on a traffic island in the middle of the Strand. The church derives its name from the earliest church to stand on the site, founded by descendants of the Danish invaders, whom Alfred the Great allowed to remain in London in the 9th century.

(Photo Rosemary Morris)

A reconstruction of the Golden Hind, a museum, is moored in St Mary Overie Dock, situated between London Bridge and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The ship was captained by Sir Francis Drake who circumnavigated the world between 1577 and 1580. 

 (Photo Rosemary Morris)

 

 

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RICHMOND

 

AUGUST - Unfortunately no report or pictures are available.

 

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SOUTH BANK 

 

 SEPTEMBER - Unfortunately no report or pictures are available.

 

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WIMBLEDON

 

OCTOBER - Unfortunately no report or pictures are available.

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