Programme 2011

If any member wishes to lead an event on a free date, or if you have an idea for an event, please contact Peter Gamble.

The vast majority of events are open to newcomers - please contact Peter (on 01992 573638 or 07960 205 921) or Ken (on 020 8524 3960) for details of times/places, etc.

As the programme is prepared 3 months in advance, the printed programme can be subject to additions/changes. Watch for updates.

UPDATES

Saturday 13th August - Walk. NOTE, The printed prorgamme lists this on Sunday 7th, but it has been changed to Saturday 13th.

Saturday 15th October - Regents Canal Walk (moved from Sunday 23rd Oct).

Saturday 22nd October - Checkpoint plotting (moved from 15thOct).

Weekend 17th/18th Sept changed to day walk on Saturday 17th. Meet 11am at Chappell near Colchester. Approx 6 miles, bring lunch. Details from Eileen.

Saturday 10th - River Roding walk to Chigwell (moved from Sunday 11th).

JANUARY

Saturday 1st A HAPPY NEW YEAR'S WALK. Meet 10:30am at Abbey Gardens car park, Waltham Abbey. Bring lunch. Peter G
Thursday 6th PROGRAMME PLANNING. Bring along your new ideas for an interesting programme. Maz
Saturday 8th Pantomime CINDERELLA at Greenwich Theatre. Sue C
Sunday 9th BRAMBLE DIG. Bring tools, old clothes etc. Jim
Thursday 13th BRING & BUY SALE. Bring your unwanted possessions. Cliff
Saturday 15th HAWAIIAN EVENING. Jim
Sunday 16th WALK in Upshire area. Peter G
Thursday 20th DO YOU THINK YOU ARE BRITISH? Quiz. Jim
Sunday 23rd Day WALK in Herts/Essex area. Eileen
Thursday 27th BALLOON VOLLEYBALL. Ann
Saturday 29th QUIZ NIGHT. Bring friends, relations or anyone else. Tickets £5 including light supper. Proceeds to Macmillan nurses. Peter G

FEBRUARY

Thursday 3rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Commencing 8:15pm. Nominations to Ken. Cliff
Saturday 5th NIGHT WALK, followed by fish & chips supper. Meet at Copped Hall Gates, 6pm. Peter G
Sunday 6th Meet 10am Wesferry DLR station for a 3 mile WALK to Greenwich & visit the PLANETARIUM. Susan B
Thursday 10th EFOGOPOLY. An evening of ruthless landlords. Frances
Saturday 12th Visit to BELL FOUNDRY, Whitechapel, 1pm. Those prebooked only. Maz
Monday 14th VALENTINE'S NIGHT MEAL at Queen Elizabeth, Chingford. 7:30 for 8pm. Gill D/Val
Thursday 17th REVOLTING COUNCILLORS. Talk at Wanstead Library, £2. Start 7:45. Rovsco Hall closed. Jim

Friday 18th to

Monday 21st

Walking in ILFRACOMBE area, Devon. Staying at Shearings Hotel. Ken
Thursday 24th DICE QUIZ. A team quiz with a difference. Peter G

Saturday 26th

Sunday 27th

OLYMPIC PARK TOUR. Meet 9:30am Pudding Lane DLR station. Those prebooked only.

Ken (Sat)

Peter G (Sun)

Sunday 27th CYCLE RIDE. Details to follow. Ian

MARCH

Thursday 3rd PANCAKE EVENING. Jim & Cliff
Friday 4th CEREMONY OF KEYS. Meet 8:30 at the Eagle, Wanstead then go in minimum no. cars. Those prebooked only. Cliff
Sunday 6th WORKING PARTY at COPPED HALL, followed by barbecue lunch. Meet at gate at 10:00am. Bring work gloves etc. Maz. 
Thursday 10th BOARD GAMES evening. Bring along your favourite.  
Saturday 12th WALK from Standon to Ware, Herts, approx 8 miles. Peter G 
Sunday 13th SWIMMING & BREAKFAST. Meet Loughton Pool at 9am.  Ann 
Thursday 17th Soda bread & Guiness with ST PATRICK'S QUIZ. Jim

Saturday 19th

Sunday 20th 

CAMPING, CYCLING, WALKING in Rutland. Duncan 
Thursday 24th More help with MAP READING. Peter G
Saturday 26th WALK in the LANGDON HILLS. Ian and Louise
Sunday 27th  CYCLE RIDE. Essex ride, meeting Hatfield Forest car oark 10:15am. Roads plus a bridleway. Ann 
Thursday 31st PROGRAMME PLANNING. Give us your ideas (preferably preplanned rather than plucked out of the air on the night). Maz

APRIL

Sunday 3rd WALK, Bradwell on Sea, Essex. Meet at the car park for St. Peter's on the Wall, Eastend, near Bradwell on Sea at 10.30am. Bring food & drink. 6.5 miles Paul
Thursday 7th SLIDE SHOW: Visit to the GALAPAGOS. Ken

Saturday 9th

Sunday 10th

WALK/CAR TREASURE HUNT (Sat). Staying at Pymoor. Cambs. Local WALK on Sunday. Inger & Bill
Tuesday 12th PRACTICAL WORK. Aldersbrook Wood Clear-up: help tidy up a piece of woodland Paul
Thursday 14th EASTER EGG HUNT. Sue C
Saturday 16th 10 PIN BOWLING (evening). Eat afterwards. Fred
Thursday 21st CHEESE WINE & CHAT.  

Monday 18th

to Monday 25th

Week's holiday staying at Park Holidays, Landscove, Devon. Make your own booking. Jenny
Thursday 28th QUIZ and celebratory cake - maybe DARTS too. We have the board, have you got the darts? If so please bring them along. Sue C.

Friday 29th to Monday 2nd May

WALKING in the LAKE DISTRICT. Staying at Windermere. Tina. 

MAY

Thursday 5th TAI CHI. Get your joints oiled with this gentle!! exercise. Parviz
Saturday 7th Evening arranged by Jane's father. Maz
Sunday 8th SWIMMING & BREAKFAST. Meet 8:30am at Loughton Pool (NOTE early start to beat the masses!). Susan B
Thursday 12th Talk 'A ROOKIE ON THE SOUTH BANK' Jill D
Saturday 14th BADMINTON at Wanstead Sports Centre. Time to follow. Val
Sunday 15th CYCLE RIDE. Essex ride meeting Blackmoor village, 10:15am. (Roaad) Ann
Thursday 19th CRYSTAL MAZE - puzzle time. Trevor

Saturday 21st

MORRIS DANCING on the SOUTH BANK (spectating only for us!).

EVENING Quiz at St Edmonds Hall, Chingford in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Cliff

Val

Sunday 22nd TRAINING WALK along the Lea Navigation. (Best foot forward and no hanging about on this walk!) Jim
Thursday 26th OUTDOOR GAMES at Rovsco Hall. Please bring anything suitable along. Peter

Saturday 28th to Monday 30th

WALKING IN SOUTH DOWNS, staying at Truleigh Youth Hostel Eileen
OR Sunday 29th OPEN DAY at COPPED HALL Maz
OR Monday 30th Repeat of Military Statue walk in London for those that missed it last time. 10am at Trafalgar Square Jim

JUNE

Wednesday 1st Short CHARITY WALK from main gates, Whipps Cross hospital at 11am, followed by cream tea. Ken
Thursday 2nd VOLLEYBALL, outdoors unless wet. Ann
Saturday 4th CLEAN UP ROVSCO HALL/GROUNDS, followed by barbecue. Jim
Sunday 5th TRAINING WALK, Loughton to Wanstead. More getting fit! Jim
Thursday 9th CALL MY BLUFF See update. Pam
Saturday11th WALK, details to follow. Eileen
Sunday 12th WORK PARTY at CHIGWELL RIDING TRUST, 10am. Old clothes, gloves etc. Maz
Thursday 16th EVENING WALK starting from Rovsco hall, 7:30pm. Peter
Saturday 18th JAZZ at COPPED HALL, 6pm for 7 start. Will need to book. £15. Maz
Sunday 19th TRAINING WALK, Rodings Way, Loughton to Wanstead.You should be all set for the Herts Hobble after all this effort! Jim
Thursday 23rd PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need more pre-planning, please, not just an idea plucked out of the air on the night. Maz
Sunday 26th The HERTFORDSHIRE HOBBLE. 26 or 16 mile challenge walks (or run, if you prefer!). Must  be booked in advance. Jim
Thursday 30th KITE MAKING. Try out your skills. Parviz

JULY

Saturday 2nd PYMOOR VILLAGE SHOW, near Ely. Inger & Bill
Sunday 3rd GUNFIGHTERS, GAMBLES & GALS, 1pm at the hall. Jim
Thursday 7th GAMES EVENING at Christchurch Green, Wanstead High Road, 7:30pm. Peter
Saturday 9th NEW REDBRIDGE WIND ORCHESTRA playing at Copped Hall, 1pm for 2:00, £10. Peter B
Sunday 10th Visit to WIMPOLE HALL, a National Trust property at Arrington, Royston. Dave P
Thursday 14th BASTILLE DAY. Boule and cream teas. Jim & Annick

Saturday 16th

Sunday17th 

CYCLING, WALKING & CAMPING weekend. Details to follow. Ann
OR Sunday 17th CHIGWELL RIDING TRUST open day. Maz
Thursday 21st QUIZ. Get brain in gear. Pam
Saturday 23rd BADMINTON. Val
Sunday 24th MARKFIELD BEAM ENGINE, Tottenham. Dave T
Thursday 28th Evening BARBECUE, 7:30pm. Bring food & drink. Peter
Sunday 31st WALK IN THE FOREST. Meet 9:30am at Golf Club cafe, Chingford Plains, leaving 10am sharp. Peter

AUGUST

Thursday 4th EFOGOPOLY. A game of landlords & tenants.  
Saturday 6th HUGH RAINEY JAZZ BAND at Copped Hall. Maz
Thurday 11th BLOODY JIM! Testing to see if you are still alive. Jim
Saturday 13th WALK. Details to follow. See update. Madeleine
Thursday 18th TREV'S GAMES. Trevor

Friday 19th to

Monday 22nd

Visit to EDINBURGH for the FESTIVAL. Ken
Thursday 25th JIM & CLIFF'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. Jim & Cliff
Sunday 28th OPEN DAY at COPPED hALL. Maz
Monday 29th MILDENHALL CYCLE RALLY Ann

SEPTEMBER

Thursday 1st PICTIONARY Parviz

Friday 2nd to

Sunday 4th

CAMPING in SUFFOLK Louise/Ian
Thursday 8th FUNGI. A talk by guest speaker Tricia Moxey.
Friday 9th Chigwell Riding Trust BARN DANCE, Maz
Sunday 11th WANSTEAD FESTIVAL, Stand set up at 9:30am at Christchurch Green. Help needed throughout the day. Peter
Thursday 15th BARBECUE from 7pm. Bring food & drink. Peter

Saturday 17th to

Sunday 18th

WALKING IN ESSEX. Staying in the Manningtree area  Eileen

Sunday 18th to

Saturday 24th

Trip to FRANCE, walking, sightseeing etc. Ken
Thursday 22nd CHEESE, WINE & CHAT.
Saturday 24th FUNGI WALK. Led by Tricia Moxey. Susan B
Sunday 25th Regents Canal NARROWBOAT TRIP & CANAL MUSEUM. Susan C
Thursday 29th PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need more pre-planning, please, not just an idea plucked out of the air on the night. Maz

OCTOBER

Saturday 1st WALKING IN EPPING FOREST, with tape & compass. Ann & Peter
Thursday 6th BALLOON VOLLEYBALL. Don't knock it intil you've tried it! Ann
Saturday 8th Cycle ride. Details to follow, Ann
Sunday 9th APPLE DAY at COPPED HALL. 11am to 4pm. Maz
Thursday 13th INDIAN NOSH evening. Val
Saturday 15th CHECKPOINT PLOTTING in Epping Forest. See update. Ann/Sue/Peter
Thursday 20th AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 BITES. All will be explained! Sue C
Sunday 23rd REGENTS CANAL WALK. See update. Jenny
Thursday 27th RODINGS RALLY CLUE NIGHT. Engage brain. Ann & Peter
Saturday 29th BLACKWATER MARATHON. 26 or 18 miles. Of course you can do it! Sue C

NOVEMBER

Thursday 3rd SCALEXTRIC. Mini version this time. Dave
Saturday 5th 10am guided walk around ABBOTS HALL FARM, HQ Essex Wildlife Trust. Susan B
Sunday 6th CYCLE RIDE in Epping Forest. Ian G
Thursday 11th TAI CHI. Iron out all those creaky joints. Parviz

Saturday 12th

Evening

Marking in checkpoints for RODINGS RALLY.

NEW REDBRIDGE WIND ORCHESTRA, 7:30 pm at Barkingside.

Peter G/Sue C/Ann

Peter B

Sunday 13th Continuation of checkpoint marking, if needed.  
Thursday 17th RODINGS RALLY BRIEFING. What, no job on the night? See Ann.  Peter G/Sue C/Ann

Saturday 19th

Sunday 20th

55th RODINGS RALLY. High Beach village hall opens 2pm. Meal 5pm. Please be on time. Your help is vital.

After Group breakfast, CLEAN UP HALL!

Peter G/Sue C/Ann
Thursday 24th RODINGS RALLY DEBRIEFING and equipment sort out. Voice feedback, good & bad. Your input is how we improve future events. Peter G/Sue C/Ann

Saturday 26th

Sunday 27th

WALKING WEEKEND, staying at hostel in Harwich. Book early, please. Ian G

DECEMBER

Thursday 1st Pam's CHRISTMAS QUIZ Pam 

Saturday 3rd

Sunday 4th

Visit WELNEY RSPB Centre, followed by a DUTCH CHRISTMAS PARTY. Staying at Pymoor, Ely. 

Self led walk or go to Bill & Inger's bazaar.

Bill & Inger 
Thursday 8th  CRAFT NIGHT.  Susan B 
Saturday 10th  CHRISTMAS MEAL.   Val
Sunday 11th  RIVER RODING WALK to Chigwell. Pub lunch.  See updates. Ian G 
Thursday 15th  EFOG CHRISTMAS PARTY. Bring food, drink & jollity. Ho, ho, ho!  

Saturday 17th

Sunday 18th

Free weekend  
Thursday 22nd MINCED PIES & MULLED WINE.   
Sunday 25th   Happy Christmas Everyone.  
Thursday 29th Hall closed.