PROGRAMME 2024

Our programme is prepared 3 months in advance so is subject to additions and changes. Watch for updates here for more details. Events headed FYI (FOR YOUR INFORMATION) have been recommended by an EFOG member but no-one is formally co-ordinating the activity. If interested you will need to make your own arrangements and/or chat with others about doing something together.

An asterisk * marks  an event which needs to be booked in advance. Please book asap. Those coming up in in future months are listed at the bottom of this page.

If any member wishes to lead (or suggest) an event on a free date, please contact Peter or Maz first to check that the date is still free. Members can find contact details for those organising events on their paper programme and will also be sent updates via EFOG member e-mails.

The majority of events are open to non-members who may be interested in joining EFOG. To find out if our programme suits you, you are welcome to come along for a free trial period. The annual fee is £35. This helps us to cover the cost of hiring the hall where we meet almost every Thursdays of the year at 8.00 p.m.

If you would like more information please use the contact facility on this website or contact Peter (01992 573638 or 07960 205921) or Ken (020 8524 3960). To find out if our programme suits you, you are welcome to come along for a free trial period.

Updates & Notices

Proposed Canal trip on Monday 3rd June - Cancelled as we couldn't get the numbers to make it viable.

Saturday 29th June: the Epping Forest Walk has been rescheduled to 8th June


(an asterisk * indicates that pre-booking is necessary)

May

Thursday 2nd QUIZ. Brian

Saturday 4th NORFOLK BROADS boating holiday. Trevor *

Thursday 9th HOCKEY BY NUMBERS. Parviz

Sunday 12th COPPED HALL WORKDAY. 10.00 at the Crown Hill gate. Brian

Tuesday 14th TEN PIN BOWLING at City Limits, Collier Row. 11am. Cost £9.49 for unlimited games (2 games will be enough) plus tea/coffee. Richard

Thursday 16th QUIZ. Val

Saturday 18th 18 PLUS QUIZ NIGHT. Trevor

Thursday 23rd SKITTLES. Fred

Saturday 25th WALK. A linear walk along the Dollis Brook in north London.   Meet at High Barnet tube station (end of the Northern Line) at 11 a.m. We'll follow the Brook gently downhill and hopefully end up at Hendon Central Station (also on the Northern line).  It's about 6 miles in length, although there are opportunities to leave early if you want, and should take 3 to 4 hours. including lunch break. Bring a packed lunch with you, as there aren't that many facilities on route. It's mainly on footpaths and tracks so good trainers should be ok, and is mainly level ground with a bit of a hill at the end.  Trevor

Thursday 30th EVENING WALK - Wanstead Trundle. Marian

June

Thursday 6th QUIZ. Trevor

Saturday 8th June Epping Forest Walk (rescheduled from 29th June) Start at Loughton Station at 10.30am, finish at Epping Station a 6.5-7miles Linear Walk. Richard

Sunday 9th OPEN GARDEN DAY. Marion

Thursday 13th MUSIC EVENING. Brian & Jill S.

Saturday 15th LITERARY WALK. Jill S.

Thursday 20th PICTIONARY. Parviz

Sunday 23rd HILLY WALK. Trevor

Thursday 27th BARBECUE & BOULES. 7.30 at hall. Bring food & drink. Peter

Saturday 29th EPPING FOREST WALK. Richard (Resceduled to Saturday 8th June)

July

Thursday 4th VOLLEYBALL. Parviz

Saturday 6th THE REDBRIDGE OUTDOOR CONCERT, Copped Hall, Epping, 2pm. Bring picnic. Peter B.

Thursday 11th PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need pre-planning please. Jill S. Peter

Saturday 13th FINSBURY PARK WALK. Richard

Thursday 18th ROLLING QUIZ. Trevor

Thursday 25th GAMES NIGHT. 7.30 Christchurch Green. Peter

Saturday 27th WALK. Eileen

FUTURE EVENTS

DURHAM WEEKEND. Dates to be arranged. Marian *

BROXBORNE CANAL DAY. Trevor

( * indicates booking is required )

Future events suggested or planned

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Past Months

January 2024

Monday 1st NEW YEAR’S DAY RIVERSIDE WALK.   Meet at 11am on London Bridge overlooking Southwark Cathedral, opposite the main line station. The South side of the River Thames has a very old and salacious history.  It was notorious for its riverside taverns and brothels and also the centre for cruel animal sports such as bear baiting & cockfighting.  All these things took place outside of the City of London, thereby not bound by law and order. On our way, we pass an ancient palace, a prison, Shakespeare's own playhouses which added to the areas poor reputation, a prostitutes’ graveyard and the last surviving coaching inn in London.  Eleanor

Thursday 4th BRING AND BUY AUCTION.

Sunday 7th WALK. Meeting at Wanstead station 10.45 a.m. leaving at 10.50. A circular walk, first going to the Scout hut, meeting there at 11 and leaving at 11.05 (so choice of start points). From there we'll head across Wanstead flats, through Wanstead park via a stop at the tea-hut, and then return to Wanstead station.  Trevor

Tuesday 9th GHOST WALK. Liverpool Street Station. Kathy & Brian  Cancelled due to tube strike.

Thursday 11th 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY. Bring food, drink. Louise & Trevor

Saturday 13th WALK in Trent Country Park, Enfield. Meet outside Cockfosters Tube Station at 10.30am. It will be approximately 6 miles. There is a cafe for refreshments.  Eileen

Tuesday 16th GHOST WALK. Liverpool Street Station at 2.30. Kathy & Brian (reprogrammed from 9th January)

Thursday 18th PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need more pre-planning please. Contact JILL or PETER with your ideas

Sunday 21st TEN-PIN BOWLING. Fred Postponed

Thursday 25th AGM. Eileen

Sunday 28th WALK. Wimbledon to Richmond  Meet outside Wimbledon Station (Tennis exit) at 10.45. This is Walk 11 of The Green London Way, a continuation of the series of walks between 2014 and 2016, and which had to be discontinued after reaching Wimbledon on 25th July 2016. (See Here) The walk is about 5-6 miles, along a mixture of paths, some probably muddy and wet, but not too bad on the dummy run. We will finish at Robin Hood Gate (Richmond Park) and catch the bus to return via Putney Station. I don't think this walk will be very pleasant if it is raining badly, in which case I am likely to postpone it.  Pam

February

Thursday 1st GAME: PICTIONARY. Parviz

Sunday 4th COPPED HALL SNOWDROPS DAY. Brian

Thursday 8th BADMINTON & TABLE TENNIS. Jill V.

Thursday 15th GAME: CHARADES. Kathy & Brian

Saturday 17th NEW REDBRIDGE WIND ORCHESTRA. St. Mary’s Church, Loughton. Peter B.

               or      QUIZ IN AID OF AGE UK. St. Edmunds Church, Chingford Mount. Ken

Sunday 18th WALK. A Thames-side walk, meeting 10.30am at Hammersmith Tube station on the Piccadilly & District Line. Eileen

Thursday 22nd QUIZ. Sue S.

Saturday 24th WALK at FORTY HALL. Meet at Turkey Street Station (London Overground to Cheshunt Line) to start at 11.00 a.m. This is a figure-of-eight walk of about 6miles, around Forty Hall Park and Hilly Fields, Enfield. Trevor

Thursday 29th GAME: WORD TENNIS. Trevor

March

Saturday 2nd WALK AROUND WHITECHAPEL. Meet at 11am outside Whitechapel underground station. Eleanor.

Thursday 7th GAME: CRAZY CUTS. Jill V.

Sunday 10th COPPED HALL WORKING PARTY. Brian

Monday 11th to Thursday 14th CANTERBURY YHA BREAK. Eileen

Thursday 14th SKITTLES. Fred

Saturday 16th QUIZ IN AID OF ST. CLARE HOSPICE. Theydon Bois Village Hall. Sue S.

Sunday 17th THE OAK TRAIL WALK. Meet at 11am at Forest Drive, Theydon Bois, about 100m from the station. The walk will be about 6 miles. Brian.

Thursday 21st GAME: INDOOR VOLLEYBALL. Parviz.

Saturday 23rd QUIZ IN AID OF COPPED HALL. Theydon Bois Village Hall. Brian.

Thursday 28th QUIZ. Val.

Saturday 30th HILLY LONDON WALK. Starting at 11 a.m at Perivale station on the Central Line, meeting at the entrance shortly beforehand. It's about 5 miles in distance, with hills at the start and finish, and the middle bit being mainly along the Grand Union canal on the towpath. Finishing at Northholt station. Trevor

April
 

Thursday 4th BOARD GAMES. Dave

Sunday 7th LITERARY WALK AROUND BLOOMSBURY. Jill S.

Thursday 11th GAME: TENABLE. Trevor

Sunday 14th BLUEBELL WALK IN WANSTEAD PARK. Meet at the Warren Road entrance at 11.00.  The bluebells will probably be at their best now. It may be muddy in parts. Louise

Thursday 18th PROGRAMME PLANNING. We need more pre-planning please. Jill S. & Peter G.

Sunday 21st BIKE RIDE in Epping Forest, will start at 10.30 at the café by Chingford golf club in Bury Road. We will do a loop Northwards, with a stop at High Beach.

It will be entirely on hard paths so ordinary tyres will be adequate. Brian

Tuesday 23rd GHOST WALK in THE CITY OF LONDON. Meet at 2pm at St Paul’s station. Kathy

Thursday 25th QUIZ. Eileen

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th CARAVAN WEEKEND IN CLACTON, including FRANKIE VALLI TRIBUTE EVENING. Eileen /Andrea


To find out if our programme suits you, you are welcome to come along for a free trial period. The annual fee is £35. This helps us to cover the cost of hiring the hall where we meet almost every Thursdays of the year at 8.00 p.m:

ROVSCO HALL,

72 Hollybush Hill, Snaresbrook, E11 1PE

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