PROGRAMME 2014

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 majority of events are open to newcomers - please contact Peter (on 01992 573 638 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 here and on the 'Coming Soon' web page.

 

JANUARY

Wednesday 1st       NEW YEAR'S DAY WALK. Burn off those festive calories! Meet outside Loughton Station at 10am. Peter

Thursday 2nd         BRING & BUY SALE. Bring along your no-longer cherished possessions.   Cliff

Sunday 5th            PANTOMIME AT GREENWICH THEATRE... Puss in Boots.   Pam

Thursday 9th         VICTORIAN EVENING.    Louise & Ian

Saturday 11th        WALK. Leyton Marsh & Filter Beds.   Susan B

Sunday 12th          SWIMMING at Loughton Pool, followed by breakfast.   Cliff

Thursday 16th       GUEST SPEAKER on Occupational Therapy.

Sunday 19th          Visit to the SECRET NUCLEAR BUNKER at Kelvedon Hatch, followed by a WALK.   Lynne

Thursday 23rd       TALK and SLIDESHOW EVENING...A visit to Turkey.   Ken

Saturday 25th        EXHIBITION at SOMERSET HOUSE and a WALK.   Pam & Jim

Thursday 30th        AGM. Your chance to have your say.

 

FEBRUARY

Saturday 1st         COCKNEY NIGHT... on behalf of the British Dyslexia Associaton. Buckhurst Hill Primary School.   Jacky

Sunday 2nd          MYSTERY WALK.  Meet at Snaresbrook tube station at 11.50am to leave by train at mid-day, then a walk of about 4 miles.  Ian G.

Thursday 6th        LEE'S RETIRMENT PARTY. With food and drinks.   Lee

Saturday 8th        WALK... from Tring Station. Meet at Euston Sation 10am to catch the 10.24 train to Tring.   Jenefer

Thursday 13th      GAMES EVENING.   Dave

Friday 14th           PYMOOR, CAMBS... Staying at Inger and Bill's. (Members only)

Saturday 15th       PYMOOR, CAMBS... Wake up wth the Swans at Welney Wildfowl Centre (£12)

Thursday 20th      BALLOON VOLLEYBALL.   Ann 

Saturday 22nd      WARLEY PLACE Nature Reserve. Marian

Sunday 23rd        THE GREEN LONDON WAY - Ist Section: Stratford to Beckton. Pam

Thursday 27th     "WAR HORSE" at Picture House, Stratford. Pam  or CHEESE AND WINE EVENING. Peter

 

MARCH

Saturday 1st         WALK... in the Poplar area, from Bromley-by-Bow to Limehouse, with an overview of the social and industrial history on the way. This will be the first of two walks in the area, continuing on Sunday 30th March. This walk is now fully booked. Paul

Sunday 2nd          BADMINTON.  Val.

Thursday 6th        QUIZ.  Sue S. and Julie

Saturday 8th         WALK... in the Copped Hall area, followed by fish & chip supper. Meet 5.45 at gate.   Peter

Sunday 9th           COPPED HALL WORK PARTY. Meet at 10am at gate.

Thursday 13th       PICTIONARY.   Parviz

Saturday 15th       WALKING WEEKEND.... details to be announced. Ian G.

Sunday 16th         WALKING WEEKEND

Thursday 20th      TAI CHI.  Parviz.

Sunday 23rd         BADMINTON.  Val.

Thursday 27th      CLUB NIGHT with Cheese and Wine.

Saturday 29th      10 PIN BOWLING  Fred

Sunday 30th        WALK... from Limehouse to Mile End. This is the second of two walks in the area around Poplar looking at the social and industrial history.  Paul

 

 APRIL

Thursday 3rd        PROGRAMME PLANNING...please try to have suggestions ready BEFORE the evening.   Maz

Sunday 6th          WALK...about 8 miles in and around Cookham, including part of The Thames Path. Option of a pub lunch.   Meet in Cookham Car Park at 9.45am for 10am start or 8.30am near The Eagle for car sharing. Eileen

Thursday 10th         SKITTLES.  Cliff.

Friday 11th - Friday 18th     BRIXHAM, DEVON...Staying in Log Cabins. Either a weekend or a week.   Jenny

Sunday 13th            WALK (for those not going to Devon)...15 or 26 miles with the Essex and Herts Long Distance Walkers Association.  Jenefer

Thursday 17th         EASTER EGG HUNT. Sue C.

Friday 18th - Monday 21st   EASTER WEEKEND WALKING IN THE LAKE DISTRICT. Staying at the Ambleside YHA. (Now fully booked.)

Saturday 19th          WALK ... (for those not in the Lake District) part of the North Downs Way. 8 miles from Otford to Wrotham. Ken

Thursday 24th         BINGO.   Ken

Saturday 26th         QUIZ and SUPPER.  Bring friends, relatives; anyone is welcome. 7pm for 7.30 start. Tickets £5   Peter

Sunday 27th           CYCLE RIDE.  Parviz

 

MAY

Thursday 1st          ITALIAN FOOD NIGHT. Bernie

Saturday 3rd         SWAINES GREEN FAYRE, 11.00-5.00 Epping. Maz

OR          QUIZ at Palmerston Road. Jacky

OR          PLAYNE NUTZ, playing at the White Swan, Hoddesdon. Dave

Sunday 4th           ROCHESTER SWEEPS FESTIVAL   Paul

Thursday 8th         QUIZ. Eileen

Saturday 10th        BBC STUDIO VISIT. Jacky

Sunday 11th          CYCLE RIDE. Ian G.

Thursday 15th        HOCKEY BY NUMBERS. Jill V.

Saturday 17th        NEW REDBRIDGE WIND ORCHESTRA. 7.30 Peter B.

Sunday 18th          WALK... along the River Lea to the Thames. Paul

Thursday 22nd       BALLOON VOLLEY BALL   (replacing Chigwell Riding Trust presentation)

Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st      THE ISLAND OF MULL. Staying at Tobermory Youth Hostel. Ian G.

Saturday 24th

Sunday 25th           OPEN at DAY COPPED HALL. 11.00 to 4.00 Maz

Thursday 29th         T’AI CHI. Come and loosen up with Parviz

Saturday 31st          EVENING WALK...from Epping Station at 5.30. Incorporating the Forest Gate pub at Bell Common on our journey. Peter

 

JUNE

Sunday 1st

Thursday 5th          PRESENTATION by Deborah Hall, Chigwell Trust for Special Needs.  (replacing Famos People)

Saturday 7th          WALK... from Tower Bridge to Greenwich. Ian G.

Sunday                  8th Chigwell Riding Trust WORK PARTY. 10 a.m. Maz

OR          UCLH charity CYCLE RIDE

Thursday 12th        EVENING WALK... 7.00 at front gate of ROVSCO Hall. (Note the hall will be closed) Peter

Friday 13th to Monday 16th         FOREST OF DEAN. Jacky

Saturday 14th         EAGLE POND TIDY UP. Ian G.

Sunday 15th           WALK... from Goring and Streatley. Lynne

Thursday 19th        FAMOUS PEOPLE. Eileen  (replacing Volleyball)

Friday 20th             VISIT to the Medicinal Garden at Royal College of Physicians. Susan B.

Saturday 21st         THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. Capel Manor. Jacky

Sunday 22nd          WALK... from Richmond Gate, Richmond Park. John Hatto

Thursday 26th        CREAM TEA EVENING. Bernie    (replacing Mystery Evening)

Friday 27th to Sat 5th July     COUNTY ANTRIM, Northern Ireland. Eileen

Saturday 28th        LEIGH-ON-SEA FOLK FESTIVAL. Paul

Sunday 29th          HERTS HOBBLE Sue C.

 

JULY

Thursday 3rd          MYSTERY EVENING. Ian S.    (replacing Creaam Tea Evening)

Friday 4th               ‘GUYS & DOLLS’ Kenneth More Theatre. Ian G.

Saturday 5th          WALK...Second leg of the Green London Way. Pam

Sunday 6th            CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL. 12.00 to 4.00. Jill V.

Thursday 10th        GAMES on Christ Church Green 7.00. (note that the ROVSCO hall will be closed) Peter G.

Saturday 12th         MAP AND COMPASS SKILLS. Epping Forest Field Centre. Jill V.

Sunday 13th           CHIGWELL RIDING TRUST. 50th ANNIVERSARY OPEN DAY. Maz

OR         NEW REDBRIDGE WIND ORCHESTRA at Copped Hall. Peter B.

Thursday 17th         BOULE. Bring food and drink. Annick

Friday 18th              Playne Nutz at The Duke's Head, Walthamstow. Dave

Saturday 19th         Walk...from Coggeshall Village. Meet in the village car park 9.30am. Eileen

Sunday 20th           Epping Forest CYCLE RIDE. Starts 10.45 at Queen Elizabeth Huntilng Lodge. Ian G.

Sunday 20th           London Event - 25 mile Cycle ride and picnic. Must be booked. Lynne & Jill

Thursday 24th          OUTDOOR SKITTLES. Cliff

Saturday 26th          WALK... including Forty Hall, near Enfield (note: changed from Rainham Marshes.) Madeleine

Wednesday 30th July    Help clean up Regents Canal with the Regents Canal Coalition    6pm - 8pm     Paul

Thursday 31st           PROGRAMME PLANNING. An evening getting ideas for our forthcoming programme. Maz

 

AUGUST

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd      YHA WALKING weekend. Ian GCANCELLED

Saturday 2nd             EFOG stand at ‘Working Woodland Day’. Cliff

Thursday 7th            CRYSTAL MAZE. Trevor

Saturday 9th           FOR INFORMATION  BROADSTAIRS FOLK FESTIVAL.   suggested by  Paul

OR                     JAZZ IN THE CELLARS, Copped Hall, 7.00. Maz

Sunday 10th           FOR INFORMATION  DUXFORD AIR MUSEUM  suggested by Clive

Thursday 14th           HEALTH CHECK - with Nurse Jim.     Jim

Saturday 16th               BARBECUE at Scout hall 2.00 to 5.00 Peter

Sunday 17th                  CHECKPOINT PLOTTING. Golf club café 9.30 for 10.00. Peter

Thursday 21st             PICTIONARY. Parviz

Friday 22ndto Monday 25th     YHA WALKING weekend in Liverpool. Ken

Sunday 24th            OPEN DAY Copped Hall. 11.00 to 4.00 Maz

Thursday 28th           DESERT ISLAND DISCS. Pam

Saturday 30th               WALK... with Ancestors Trail - Chingford to Cheshunt  Pam

Saturday 30th           Playne Nutz  at The Railway Tavern, South Woodford  Dave

Sunday 31st                   CYCLE RIDE in Epping Forest. Starts 10.45 at Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge. Ian G.

OR               FOR INFORMATION ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW, Walthamstow Town Hall. suggested by Jill V.

 

SEPTEMBER

Monday 1st            'Anthony and Cleopatra' at Sam Wannamaker Playhouse, The Globe. Pam

Thursday 4th         Indoor Games   Dave

Friday 5th              Barn Dance at The Chiigwell Riding Trust. Tickets £10   Maz

Saturday 6th         Tall Ships Festival, Greenwich   Jacky
                           
including the opportunity to see 'Mother Courage'  Cliff

Thursday 11th       Crossword Quiz  Trevor

Saturday 13th       Walk with a tape and a compass in Epping Forest.  Peter & Sue

Sunday 14th         EFOG stand at The Wanstead Festival   Peter

Sunday 14th         Bike Ride  Ian G

Thursday 18th      Square Dancing    Tony & Sara

Friday 19th - Sunday 21st       Camping In Newbourne Woodland Campsite, Suffolk   Ian S

Wednesday 24th         'Tamasha' at Redbridge Drama Centre  Ian G

Thursday 25th      Quiz    Cliff

Saturday 27th      Oxfam Walk. Near St. Albans         Sue

 

OCTOBER

Thursday 2nd      Not All Quiet On The Western Front    Sue C

Saturday 4th       Coggleshall  Walk   Eileen

Saturday 4th - Sunday 12th October    FOR INFORMATION   Woodford Festival  Recommended by Dave

Sunday 5th        Visit to the Thames Barrier  Jacky - Postponed to later date.

Sunday 5th        Fungi Walk in Hainault Lodge Nature Reserve  Lynne

Thursday 9th     Rodings Rally Clues Evening  Sue & Peter

Friday 10th        'War Correspondents' at Stratford Circus    Pam

Saturday 11th    Paul G's 50th Birthday, Belgravia 6pm    Paul G

Sunday 12th      Apple Day at Copped Hall   Maz

Thursday 16th   ' Breakfast Evening'  in aid of Carer's Trust    Louise

Saturday 18th    Walk - from Bostall Heath to Woolwich Arsenal (ending with optional viisit to the museum).  Pam Postponed to November 29th

Saturday 18th    Walk in Epping Forest with tape & compass. Leave from golfers' café Chingford Plain 10am  Peter

Thursday 23rd   Beetle Drive   Cliff

Friday 24th       'The Infidel' at the Theatre Royal, Stratford. Musical comedy.   Pam

Sunday 26th     'October Plenty' - an Autumn harvest celebration held annually in Southwark   Cliff

Thursday 30th   Programme Planning. Send plans in beforehand when possible - has been working well. Maz

 

NOVEMBER

Saturday 1st     Walk in Epping Forest with tape & compass. Leave from golfers' café Chingford Plain 10am  Peter

Thursday 6th    Samaritan's Gift Shoe Boxes -  Jacky  -  and sparklers with Peter

Saturday 8th    Checkpoint Checking. 10am golfers' café.  Peter

Sunday 9th     Further Checkpoint Checking if needed.   Peter

Wednesday 12th      'Songs That Won The War' at Lopping Hall    Ian G  

Thursday 13th        Rodings Rally Briefing     Sue & Peter

Saturday 15th        58th Rodings Rally. High Beach Village Hall opens 2pm. Meal 5pm. Please be on time.

and Sunday 16th    afterwards - Group Breakfast - clean up hall & take equipment away.   Sue & Peter

Thursday 20th        Rodings Rally de-briefing. Your input is how we improve future rallies.  Sue & Peter

Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd    YHA Weekend in Oxford   Ian G 

Saturday 22nd       Wives Charity Supper With Magicians. Tickets £10 including light supper.    Jacky

Thursday 27th        Quiz    Eileen

Friday 28th            'Not About Heroes'  at Studio 2, Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall. West End drama based on the poems and experiences of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen.     Pam

Saturday 29th   Walk - from Bostall Heath to Woolwich Arsenal via shooters Hill (ending with optional viisit to the museum).  Pam   (originally planned for 18th October)

Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th    FOR INFORMATION. 'Cinderella - a Fantasy' performed in aid of charity by Starlighters - Truro Hall, Walthamstow E17  Recommended by Clive

 

DECEMBER

Thursday 4th          Games Night       Dave

Sunday 7th            Chigwell Riding Trust Carol Concert & Nativity     Maz

Thursday 11th        Making Christmas Table Decorations  Jacky

Saturday 13th         EFOG Christmas Meal Out   Val

Wednesday 17th    FYI  Carols at High Beach Church recommended by Maz & others

Thursday 18th        EFOG Christmas Party

Saturday 20th        Christmas Lights Walk   Ian G.

Sunday 28th           A 'Nothing To Do With Christmas' Evening at Pam's Place.   Pam

 

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