IMG_2631[2] Outings prior to the Covid restrictions imposed by the Government have included visits to the Cutty Sark (last of the sailing tea clippers), Grand Order of Water Rats museum, Middle Temple Hall and Kenley Airfield for gliding.

Rambles are organised, usually twice monthly, for example from Downe and further afield. Previous destinations included the Thames path from Richmond, also from Tower Hill to Canary Wharf. In rural locations – Ightam Mote, Brasted, Limpsfield and Penshurst. Walks are followed by a pub lunch.

A recent innovation is the introduction of Rail Trips. Early destinations have been Dover, Walthamstow, the Elizabeth Line and exploring London from the Thames Clipper Service. We take advantage of the special low pricing arrangements offered to Senior Citizens.

Theatre bookings are occasionally made at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre and Croydon’s Fairfield Hall. Recently we enjoyed the Last Night of the Croydon Proms concert at Fairfield.

Bridge playing groups meet periodically for ‘not too serious’ competition.

A small group of enthusiasts has formed a Snooker players section which meets and sometimes eats at the prestigious Olympic Snooker Club in Swanley, Kent.

A weekly swim at West Wickham baths, for a few members is followed by a convivial drink in the Railway pub on Fridays.

Frequent informal pub lunches appeal to members and their wives and companions.

In the Kent countryside Outing to Tower Pier RNLI station Christmas at No. 10 Hall Place, Bexley Hall Place, the minstrels' gallery Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chapel Music Museum, Brentford An encounter with a falcon