Thursday 1st       NEW YEAR'S DAY WALK. Loughton Station 10.30  Parviz

Friday 2nd           NEW YEAR'S CONCERT.   Jacky

Sunday 4th         VISIT to 18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington. The Sambourne family home  Jacky

Sunday 4th         Twelfth Night Celebrations at Bankside   Cliff

Thursday 8th      Map symbol BINGO.  Peter

Saturday 10th     BARN DANCE at Holy Trinity Church, Barkingside.    Sara and Tony

Thursday 15th      Post Christmas BRING AND BUY SALE.  Cliff

Saturday 17th       'Beauty & the Beast' PANTO at Theatre Royal, Stratford. 7.00  Pam

Wednesday 21st    BURNS NIGHT at St. Andrew's Church  Ian G

Thursday 22nd    QUIZ.   Sue S. and Jill V.

Saturday 24th      WALK. 4th leg of Green London Way. Postponed to February 15th  Pam

Saturday 24th     Outing to Queen Elizabeth Park - see The Year Of The Bus Exhibition   Pam

Thursday 29th     AGM

Friday January 30th  FYI  Bistro Meal at St. Andrews   Starts 7pm   Maz

Saturday 31st      10 PIN BOWLING.   Fred


Sunday 1st     World Wetlands Day Celebration  Visit to Barn Elms Wetland Centre. Meet Hammersmith Bus Station 10.15am or Entance to Centre @10.35  Pam

Thursday 5th   PROGRAMME PLANNING.   Maz

Saturday 7th     BADMINTON.   Val     Deferred

Thursday 12th     VALENTINE'S THING.   Sue C.

Saturday 14th     YHA WEEKEND  Ian G.  Postponed to March

Saturday 14th     Valentines Day Visit to Astor House, Temple Place to see 'Cotton To Gold' exhibition, followed by a short, circular walk.  Jacky

Saturday 15th      WALK. 4th leg of Green London Way. Originally Jan. 24th  Pam

Thursday 19th     CHINESE NEW YEAR   Jacky

Saturday 21st      Workling Party to save the primroses at ROVSCO.   Marian

Saturday 21st      WALK in Copped Hall area followed by FISH & CHIPS. Peter G. & Duncan

Thursday 26th     SKITTLES in the hall.       Cliff & Ken

Saturday 28th     NORTH DOWNS WAY WALK. 10 miles - Wrotham to Cuxton.  Ken


Thursday 5th   Hockey By Numbers       Jill

Saturday 7th    Rescuing The Primroses - Part 2. Meet at the hall from 10am. Marian

Saturday 7th   Variety Show in Walthamstow 'That's Where The Music Takes You'   Ian G

Sunday 8th     Work Party at Copped Hall       Maz

Thursday 12th   Route Planning Rodings Rally    Peter

Saturday 14th   Thames Path Walk (1)  Richmond To Putney    Sue C

Thursday 19th   Games Evening      Dave

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd   Walks In Bath. Staying at the YMCA      Ian G

Thursday 26th   Getting Ready To Move       Pam & others

Friday 27th   FYI  Bistro Meal At St. Andrews   Maz

Saturday 28th   A visit to Great Warley, near Brentwood, to see the Daffodils       Marian

Sunday 29th   Walk the next leg of the London Green Way: Woolwich to Greewich       Pam


Thursday 2nd      Cheese, Chat & Wine to say "goodbye" to the old hall.  Pam & others

Friday 3rd - Monday 6th      Easter Weekend at The Shearings Hotel in Eastbourne. Walks in the South Downs and more.  Ken

Sunday 5th     FYI  Easter Egg Hunt Day at Copped Hall  Maz

Thursday 9th      Nibbles, Natter & libations to say "hello" to the new hall.  Pam & others

Saturday 11th      A Mystery Walk In London.   Ian G  Cancelled

Sunday 12th  Visit to Claybury Woods to see bluebells as well as  the nearby 'new' conservation area.  Jacky

Thursday 16th      Quiz Night   Eileen

Friday 17th to Friday 24th      Taking a break in Brixham. Chalet holiday and walks.  Jenny

Thursday 23rd     St. George's Day Celebration with Bangers & Mash. Cliff

Saturday 25th   Thames Path Walk (2)  Putney to Westminster   Sue C

Saturday 25th   Alternatively,  shorter (public) walk around High Beach with    Ian G  Cancelled

Sunday 26th   FYI  Lecture on the progress of Copped Hall by Alan Cox, at Copped Hall    Maz

Thursday 30th  Hall  not available tonight  so Jacky's 'Wander Down Memory Lane' has been postponed. Evening Walk instead. Starting point will be outside the front of the (old) ROVSCO Hall at 8pm. It will finish at the Nightingale Pub in Wanstead. Ian G


Saturday 1st - 9th (or 5th)   Cruising on the Norfolk Broads    Trevor

Saturday 2nd    FYI Swaines Green May Fayre    Maz

Thursday 7th  Programme Planning. More pre-planning please. If possible e-mail before tonight.  Maz

Saturday 9th   Sevenoaks - Circular 10 mile walk    Lynne  Postponed - see 1st August

Saturday 9th   Visit to Cody Docks   Meet at dock gates (11c South Crescent, E16 4TL) at 10.15am   Duncan

Thursday 14th   Skittles   Cliff

Wednesday 13th - Monday 18th   Hamburg Hostel Holiday    Ken

Thursday 21st   Compass Evening    Peter G

Friday 22nd - Monday 25th   Walking Weekend in the Yorkshire Dales. Staying in Kettlewell Youth Hostel.   Lynne

Sunday 24th    FYI Copped Hall Open day    Maz

Thursday 28th  Kite Making   Dave

Friday 29th   FYI  Bistro Meal at St. Andrews     Maz

Saturday 30th   Visit, walk - Wickham Place Farm Gardens.  Jacky  Cancelled

Saturday 30th   Thaxted Morris Dancing Event
FYI  You might like to spend the day at Thaxted. The evening events are particularly exciting with a procession at 6pm and massed Morris Dancing at 9.30pm and the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance at 10.15pm. More details from Cliff or HERE.

Sunday 31st   Bike Ride   Ian G  Cancelled

Sunday 31st   Country Park walk  and direction finding. Meet 10.30 in car park.
A stroll in Hornchurch Country Park, looking at some wildlife and with some simple and practical direction-finding exercise - picking out landmarks in Essex, Kent and across London.   Paul


Thursday 4th         EFOG Netball     Peter G.

Saturday 6th         Wanstead Park Festival Open Walk (see updates )     Pam & Paul

Saturday 6th         FYI  Fun Day & Craft Fair - Guide Dogs Training School, Woodford Green,
                           Essex IG8 8ER.  11am -5pm.   Madeleine

Sunday 7th           Marian's 'at home' Open Garden Day in aid of Amnesty International          
                           2pm onwards    Marian

Thursday 11th       Pointless    Trevor

Saturday 13th       4th Stage of the Thames Walk: Westminster to Greenwich    Sue C.

Saturday 13th       Quiz Night in support of Chigwell Riding Trust.   Maz

Sunday 14th         Work day at Chigwell Riding Trust    Maz

Thursday 18th       Boule on Christchurch Green   Annick

Saturday 20th - 27th   Walking holiday in County Mayo, Ireland   Eileen

Saturday 20th        Fairlop Waters Walk  followed by Greek meal   Jacky

Sunday 21st           FYI  Greek Players in 'Titus Andronicus' at Copped Hall   Maz

Thursday 25th        Pictionary     Parviz

Saturday 27th        FYI  Rehearsals for Ancestors Trail Walk  Pam

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th    FYI    Leigh Folk Festival     Cilff

Sunday 28th          Dragon Boat Races, Albert Dock  Jacky


Thursday 2nd       T'ai Chi    Parviz

Saturday 4th        Walk. Checkpoint Plotting. Chingford Golf Course Cafe. Leaving 10am sharp.  

Sunrday 5th         FYI  Open Day at Chigwell Riding Trust.   Maz

Sunrday 5th         FYI  Soho Village Fete.   Clive

Wednesday 8th - Tuesday 14th    FYI  Red Imp Comedy Club at the Rose & Crown, Walthamstow See www.  Ken

Thursday 9th        Walk followed by cream tea in Marian's garden.   Marian & Bernie

Saturday 11th       Walk. Next stage of the North Downs Way: Cuxton to Boxley   Ken

Sunday 12th         FYI  Music For A Summer's Day -  New Redbridge Wind Orchestra
                           at Copped Hall    Maz

Thursday 16th      Quiz   Val

Saturday 18th       Walk. 5th Stage of the Thames Path Walk: Greenwich to Woolwich  Sue C.

Sunday 19th         Exploring The Square Mile 12 - 5pm.   Ian G  Cancelled

Thursday 23rd       Programme Planning. we need pre-planning please. It worked last time.  Maz

Saturday 25th       Next stage of The Green London Way Walk: Greenwich to Ladywell.  Pam  Postponed

Saturday 25th       FYI  High Beach Open Day  (see Coming Soon)   Sue C

Sunday 26th         Barbecue at Amina's. 2pm. Bring food & drink.  Amina

Thursday 30th      Board Games  Dave

Friday 31st           FYI  Bistro Meal at St. Andrews    Maz


Saturday 1st         10 mile circular Walk from Sevenoaks.   Lynne

Sunday 2nd           FYI 'Iolanthe' in the Open Air - with picnic.  See Future Events.  Pam

Thursday 6th         Map Reading   Peter

Satursday 8th        FYI  Working Woodlands Day.   Cliff

Saturday 8th         Camping Weekend at Inger & Bill's, Nr Ely. See 'Coming Soon'. Bill & Inger

Saturday 8th         FYI  Jazz at Copped Hall   Maz

Tuesday 11th        FYI   Canada Gardens Open Air Artist Performances (evening)
                                  'Old Blue Eyes'.    Jacky

Thursday 13th       Circuits for the over 60s (and under)    Sue & Jim 

Saturday 15th       FYI   Ancestor's Trail Day of Walks   Pam

Sunday 16th         FYI   Canada Gardens Open Air Artist Performances
                                  'Afternoon & evening Jazz Concert'.    Jacky

Thursday 20th       Skittles   Cliff

Saturday 22nd       Walk from Dedham (Constable Country)  Fritz

Sunday 23rd          Cycle Ride. Starts 10.45am from Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, Chingford  Ian G

Wednesday 26th    Live Screening of RSC's 'Othello' at either Stratford or South Woodford
                           (see 'Coming Soon')  Pam

Thursday 27th       Photo Competition & (of course) Cheese and Wine.  Parviz

Saturday 28th - 31st    Edinburgh Festival  Weekend. Staying in student accommodation -
                                 Pollock Halls (Holyrood Park).  Ken

Saturday 29th       Ten-Pin Bowling     Fred     Postponed

Sunday 30th         FYI   Open Day at Copped Hall.    Maz


Thursday 3rd         Wander Down the Wonders Of Memory Lane   Jacky

Friday 4th             Chigwell Riding Trust Barn Dance   Maz

Friday 4th - Sunday 7th     Camping In South Downs, Lewes      Susan W

Saturday 5th         Evening Walk. Meet Epping Station 5.30pm    Peter G   Cancelled

Sunday 6th           FYI  Winkworth Arboretum, Godalming, Surrey   Dave P

Thursday 10th       A Treasured Possession that I'm unable to throw out   Jacky

Friday 11th - Sun 13th or Mon. 14th      Durham Break   Marian

Saturday 12th       Final part of the Thames Path Walk   Sue C

Sunday 13th         EFOG stand at the Wanstead Festival   Peter G

Sunday 13th         FYI   Epping Forest Centenary Walk    Maz

Thursday 17th      Blood Pressure Clinic Nurse Jim 

Saturday 19th       Next leg of the North Downs Way: Boxhill to Hollingbourne  Ken

Thursday 24th       London Air Ambulance talk  Sue C 

Friday 25th           Ceremony Of The Keys, Tower Of London    Ian G

Saturday 26th       Walk with tape & compass. Golfers' Cafe, Chingford Plain 10am Peter & Sue

Saturday 26th       FYI  Playne Nutz Gig, The Woodbine, Woodridden Hill   Dave

Sunday 27th         Thames Barrier Visit 12.30 - 5.30pm     Jacky

Sunday 27th         Cycle Ride from Chingford  Changed to October 3rd   Ian G
Wednesday 30th   FYI  'Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain'. A comedy.  Redbridge Drama Centre  (see Coming Soon)    Ian G


Thursday 1st        Bring Your Favourite Mug & a £1 coin.   Jacky

Saturday 3rd        FYI  Wimpole Hall Produce Fair   Dave P

Saturday 3rd        Cycle Ride from Chingford (originally 27th Sept.)   Ian G

Sunday 4th         Checkpoint Plotting. Golfers' Cafe, Chingford Plain 10am   Peter & Sue

Thursday 8th       Programme Planning - Pre-planning has been working well - keep it up.  Maz

Saturday 10th     Green London Way Walk Part 6: Greenwich to Ladywell   Pam

Sunday 11th       FYI  Apple Day at Copped Hall   Maz

Thursday 15th     Beetle Drive   Cliff

Saturday 17th     Walk from High Beach   Ian G

Sunday 18th       Checkpoint Plotting. Golfers' Cafe, Chingford Plain 10am   Peter & Sue

Thursday 22nd    Trafalgar Day with fancy dress.   Cliff

Saturday 24th - Monday 26th  October walking break in The Three Peaks Hostel bunkroom in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire.  Jenefer S

Sunday 25th       The Bloomsbury Festival   Jacky

October 28th      EFOG Committee Meeting    Pam & Committee

Thursday 29th     Rodings Rally Clues Evening   Sue & Peter

Friday 30th          FYI  St. Andrew's Bistro Meal  Maz


Sunday 1st          Walk from Fishers Green, Waltham Abbey   Jenny J

Sunday 1st         FYI  Marian's 'At Home Day' in aid of Amnesty International  Marian

Sunday 1st         FYI  Fireworks Spectacular at Abridge  Jacky

Sunday 1st         FYI  Fireworks at Wanstead Flats  Paul

Thursday 5th        'Happy Anniversary' Quiz     Sue C

Sunday 8th          Green London Way Walk Part 7: Ladywell to Forest Hill   Pam

Thursday 12th      Samaritan's Gift Shoe Boxes   Jacky

Saturday 14th      Checkpoint Checking. (Anyone putting out, please come.)  Peter

Saturday 14th      'Showtune' at Lopping Hall, Loughton.   Ian G

Saturday 14th       FYI  Redbridge Wind Orchestra 'Music For All' at Woodford Green   Peter B

Sunday 15th        Further Checkpoint Checking - IF NEEDED Sue & Peter

Thursday 19th     Rodings Rally Briefing   Sue & Peter

Saturday 21st      59th Rodings Rally. High Beach village hall opens at 2pm. Meal 5pm.
&Sunday 22nd    After the rally - breakfast, pack & clear up etc  Sue, Peter & members

Thursday 26th     Rodings Rally De-briefing - how can we improve future rallies?  Rodings Rally Committee

Saturday 28th     Turkish Meal in Shadwell    Amina


Thursday 3rd      Social night including film about building of new hall Film  Val  (  Ken's Quiz will now take place at another time ) 

Friday 4th to Monday 7th    Butlln's Great British Folk Festival Weekend,  Skegness   Louise

Sunday 6th    3pm. Carol Concert & Nativity. Chigwell Riding Trust. Followed by punch & mince pies. Dress in warm clothes.  Maz

Thursday 10th      Visiting Speaker - Dr. Margaret Ashwell. My life in health & nutrition.    Val

Friday 11th    FYI  Shoo-shoo Baby's Christmas Cabaret at Waterloo East Theatre   Lynne

Saturday 12th      Christmas Meal.  Toby Carvery, (Bald Faced Stag) Buckhurst Hill   Val

Sunday 13th       Christmas lights walk in the West End. Meet 2pm at Snaresbrook station at 2pm. Back about 7pm.  Ian G Cancelled 

Wednesday 16th  Informal Carol Singing 7pm  High Beach Church   Maz

Thursday 17th     Christmas Party & Mummers Play. Bring food, drink & happiness.

Saturday 19th      Visit to Red House (National Trust) See Coming Soon for more details or EFOG e-mail 14th December.  Lynne

Wednesday 23rd   Candle Christmas Carol Concert, St. Mary's Church, Chigwell   Sorry, fully booked - before we managed to get tickets!


Thursday 31st     FYI  New Year's Eve at Pole Hill.  Suggested by Brian - organised by Pam & Paul

Thursday 31st    FYI  a traditional, family-style disco in.Abridge Village Hall. Starts 7pm. Costs £8. Jacky