Third Friday Friends
Third Friday Friends
I hope you all enjoyed your visit to the Docklands Museum. Marita and I were sorry we could not be with you but were pleased that Sandra and Daisy took over the leadership at short notice. Thanks to both kind helpers.
In October we will be visiting Fulham Palace, formerly the residence of the Bishop of London. In recent years the Palace and Gardens have been extensively renovated. There is a museum, walled garden and café. Entrance is free.
FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER, a week later than usual, meet downstairs at Ealing Broadway Station at 10.00am. We will travel on the District Line to Hammersmith and complete the journey by bus.
On the way back some of you may be interested in a brief visit to Maggie’s Place just in front of Charing Cross Hospital. It is support centre for carers and people with cancer. The tiny building is wonderfully designed with views of gardens, pools and peaceful places.
Janet Hobbs 020 8993 3788, or Mobile on the day 0750 111 3117.
TRIP TO CANTERBURY CHRISTMAS MARKET ON TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER. Seventy Christmas themed huts plus two craft and produce areas,fantastic selection of Christmas gifts plus local and international food and drink options, plus the Cathedral, shopping centre, the Roman Museum and Beaney House of Art and Knowledge. COST OF TRIP £20.00 TICKETS ON SALE AT THE FORUM ASSEMBLY TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER .
UK Holiday 2020
Marita Sastry writes –
I am planning a holiday next year to Scarborough, Yorkshire.
From Sunday 2 August to Saturday 8 August
Cost per person £394. 00. Single room supplement is an extra £39.00. Seaview an extra £37.00, I have set aside three so far for anyone wanting them. Optional insurance £26.00
This includes 6 nights breakfast and dinner plus three full day excursions :-
i. Bridlington sea side and fishing resort. As a point of interest there is also the priory church. Next Beverley and the famous 13thC minster.
ii The North York Moors which includes Pickering, then Whitby on the river Esk.
iii York, and its famous Roman walls and Jorvik centre.
We will be staying at the Cumberland Hotel on the South Cliff a few minutes walk from the spa complex, beach and town centre.
The coach will pick us up from our usual departure point in Ealing.
If you are interested, please get in touch with me as soon as possible. I do hope to be well enough for the October meeting to fill in any other information. Call me on 02085715548 or 07873208481 or text. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you like walking, socialising and having fun all at the same time?
EALING FORUM MONDAY WALKING GROUP
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.)
A REMINDER ———ALL WALKS AND OUTINGS ARE TAKEN AT YOUR OWN RISK
FOR FURTHER IINFORMATION CALL RICHARD WILLIAMSON 020 8998 206
Holiday in Llandudno – August 2019
Nineteen members of Ealing Forum left Ealing at 10.00am on Sunday 11 August for the long journey to Llandudno, North Wales arriving at 6.30pm. During the journey we travelled through heavy showers but the sun was shining when we arrived and stayed dry for the next two days of trips.
Monday we visited Portmadog, where we had coffee whilst some of us went to visit the historic harbour and maritime museum we then coninued our journey through spectacular Snowdonia to the slate mines in Llanberis.
Wednesday, another busy day, going over to the Isle of Angelsey and on to Beaumaris with lovely views of Snowdonia across the Menei Strait, then continued to Caenarvon and its impressive castle.
Unfortunately, our last trip on Friday was very wet. In the morning we went to Betswy -Coed but in the afternoon our driver gave us the choice of returning to the hotel early or staying in Conwy, which some of us did.
Everybody did ther own thing on the two free days, either shopping, going to the World War II museum in the town, going up the Great Orme-some on the tram, or perhaps visiting the zoo.
One evening a few of us went to a local church to listen to Welsh Male Voice Choir.
Once again, many thanks to Marita for arranging this very nice holiday for us.
Renewing a Passport For anyone needing to renew their passport for our holiday in Crete next year, it is unnecessary to wait until after October 30th – our expected withdrawal from the EU. It possible to obtain a new British passport with the wording ‘citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland’ which the Home Office put in place recently. The words European Union have been removed.