Saturday 3rd December; Brookmans Park to Wildhill (Herts) circular

A cold but dry day for this winter walk from the large village of Brookmans Park.  After walking along an avenue lined with nice houses and stopping to say hello to a friendly horse, we crossed the A1000 and followed the edge of the Brookmans Park BBC Transmitting Station.  This transmitting station played a crucial part in the history of broadcasting in Great Britain, as the first purpose-built twin transmitter station in the world capable of broadcasting two radio programmes Continue reading Saturday 3rd December; Brookmans Park to Wildhill (Herts) circular

Saturday 26th November. Northolt to Alperton

Fifteen polyrambler, a guest and Teddy the poodle joined the walk, starting at Northolt village. Our walk took us to Northolt Church that was closed, the gravestones  dating from around 1850 onwards. After a detour we eventually arrived at Northala Fields, a man-made country Style Park in London, where we were overtaken by the London strollers. We climbed the main peak (one of  four) and enjoyed great views that included Windsor Castle and BT Tower whilst we enjoyed mince pies and stollen provided by Lucy and Peter. Continue reading Saturday 26th November. Northolt to Alperton

Saturday 19th November. Wadhurst to Bewl Water, circular

A slightly disappointing turnout of five was met at Wadhurst by Kim & Siew Kee. The weather forecast was for rain later but we were blessed with some lovely warm sunshine as we set off north along the Sussex border path. The cold weather had brought down a lot of leaves but there were plenty still on the trees to form a golden canopy as we passed along an old sunken way. There were signs of preparing for winter, with fields now empty of crops, and sheep with their winter coats on. Continue reading Saturday 19th November. Wadhurst to Bewl Water, circular

WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER 7.30pm: GUILDHALL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT THE BARBICAN:

Once again the GSO gave us an inspirational demonstration of musicality, vitality and expertise, from the haunting violin solo of Scheherezade to the stirring ensemble performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Even though they are well known works, the Orchestra and especially the solo violinist, Amarins Wierdsma, under the baton of the Venezuelan conductor Diego Matheuz, put their hearts and souls into their playing, imbued with youthful energy and enthusiasm, leaving the audience stimulated and refreshed, to face the outside world and all it has to throw at us! Continue reading WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER 7.30pm: GUILDHALL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT THE BARBICAN: