Matthew will lead along a section of the Green Chain walk from Beckenham to Mottingham (Kent). Meet Beckenham Junc.tram stop 11:00 am (Matthew will leave East Croydon on tram about 10:30.) Walk passes through Beckenham Place Park,the Ravenbourne Valley, through quiet residential streets (20 min break in a park) then ancient Elmstead Woods to finish at The Tarn bird la,in Mottingham. Here is a good chippie or pub. Return by train from Mottingham via London Bridge.
Croydon Area Gay Society
In order to encourage a higher attendance, we have scheduled January's lunch club for the Milan Bar (Wetherspoons,) which is part of the former Grants' complex in the middle of the High Street, near the Post Office and not far from Spread Eagle. Meet downstairs. All welcome.
Matthew leads a walk from Purley Station (meet entrance 11am) Uphill (slowly) to Riddlesdown then across the chalk downlands, meadows and woods to descend into Whyteleafe. Great views and cattle grazing. Expect some mud. Return from Whyteleafe on bus 407 to Purley for pub or cafe lunch.
Meet at Tony's for another Classical Music Evening starting at 19:30. If anyone needs a lift please let Tony or Peter know.
A joyous celebration of LGBT history to mark the start of History Month. With performances from singer Katie Rose, veteran cabaret artist Mark Bunyan. Rainbows Singers Across Borders and students from the BRIT School and Croydon College. To book your place, please email peter,email@example.com by Monday 28th January.
Chris to lead a walk through the Greek Necropolis cemetery. Meet at West Norwood station at 11am . There are huge and outstanding monuments inside. The visit should be fascinating. Maybe eat at Crown & Sceptre (Wetherspoons) Streatham Hill afterwards.
Meet Matthew at Forest Hill station booking office at 11am for a visit to this local museum which has a good cafe for a social after.
12.30pm meet for optional lunch (book via Roy) at the Pepper Tree Thai restaurant, 19 Clapham Common South Side, SW4 7AB. before visiting a Victorian former chapel dramatically transformed as a work of art to create an environment that wholly celebrates the Irish poet and author. Period wallpaper, stained glass windows,19th century chandeliers and furniture adorn the space. Free entry. At Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, SW4 7JR.