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Friday 19th July  2019

Many thanks to everyone who joined me on our visit to Gunnersbury Park Museum. A lovely day, excellent weather and after coffee and interesting time in the museum. A few of us had lunch in the cafe. However, I appear to have ‘mislaid’ some of you, so I hope you all had lunch somewhere and a good day.

Our next outing will be Friday 19 July. Meeting as usual at 10.00am Ealing Broadway Station waiting room, then the district line to South Kensington and a short walk to the V & A. Coffee in their cafe then make our way to an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s work. Free of charge.

As holders of all her letters and work, the museum occasionally exhibits some of her well known drawings and letters.

Hope you will all join me again.

Marita Sastry

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Do you like walking, socialising and having fun all at the same time?



I thought it would be a good idea to give new and regular Forum members some more information on the Monday walks.

The group has been running successfully for twenty plus years with John and Barbara Barrance as group leaders for many of those years.

The walks are not only about getting exercise but also about getting to know a group of people who become good friends as the months and years go by.

In a typical year there are a wide variety of walks, from local walks in the winter months to sometimes much further afield in the summer months to places such as Marlow, Essex, Kent and Docklands and each summer we all enjoy our annual trip to the seaside, walking from Leigh-On-Sea to Southend.

Most of the walks are within the Freedom Pass areas or if we travel further afield we can use the Group Travel scheme.

All walks leave from Ealing Broadway Station (meeting downstairs in the waiting room) at 10am sharp.

We have a coffee shop visit in the morning then walk for an average distance of three to four miles with a break for a packed lunch. We aim to be back in Ealing around 3pm to 4pm, sometimes earlier sometimes later, depending on destination..

If there are five Mondays in any month we treat ourselves to a pub/ restaurant lunch after a short walk.

There are no walks on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Each member of the group is allocated to lead two walks in the year and the final decision on the destination of the walk is made by the leader for that day taking into account weather and travel conditions.

New members will not be expected to lead a walk until they have been in the group for a few months and we have many well trodden standby walks to choose from if needed.

At present we are a group of twenty with an average turnout of thirteen walkers, men and women, in any week.

The walks have taken us to many beautiful places over the years so why not give it a try. (Most walks are at a strolling pace.)