Chelmsford YHA Group


Wednesday Meetings, Weekends Away & Other Events

November 2002

Sunday 3rd November

London Wall Walk


George's London Wall walk. A historical walk (about 4 miles) around the course of the Roman wall that enclosed the original city of London. George will be telling us what it looked like when it was new. There are archaeological sites and interpretative panels to see along the route. Bound to be fascinating so keep this date in your diary. Meet under the destinations board at Liverpool St Station at midday.

Wednesday 6th November

Pub Night: The Pig & Whistle

Dave P

Chase off those autumn chills with a pint & jolly conversation at this delightful country pub. The Pig and Whistle is in Chignall Road (Chignall Smealy) 2 miles north of Chelmsford, at grid ref TL679112, see map.

Wednesday 13th November

Committee Meeting

Discussing future trips and activities for January and beyond. Everybody welcome.

Rodings RallySaturday 16th November

Rodings Rally


An orienteering event organised by Epping Forest Outdoor Group (formerly Walthamstow & Chingford YHA Group) which involves solving cryptic clues and navigating to checkpoints hidden deep in Epping Forest in the middle of the night. You have 8 hours to do a 12 mile course. We are looking for people interested in forming teams of 2 to 4. Lynn has already volunteered to lead a slow team if she gets some company.

Saturday 16th November

King Lear


If you are not planning to be running round a damp forest, why not have an evening of Shakespeare at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. English Touring Theatre with Timothy West. "When Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, chaos and madness are the result and the world is turned upside down. Often regarded as Shakespeare's greatest play, King Lear takes us to the very heart of what it is to be human".

Tickets from £5 to £17.50. Booking will be essential, so contact Michele ASAP if you are interested.

Wednesday 20th November

An Evening of Origami


Trudi will be introducing us to the mystical eastern art of paper folding. Full instructions and paper included - but beware, it's not as easy as it sounds! Points may be given for "artistic interpretation".

Hindhead hostelFriday 22nd to Sunday 24th November

Hindhead hostel, Surrey


A small hostel tucked away in the woods in the Devil's Punchbowl in Surrey. Hindhead hostel is a row of restored National Trust cottages offering peace and quiet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The heath and woodland countryside includes trails around the dramatic Devil's Punchbowl, nearby Frensham Common and The Pilgrims' Way.

We've got the whole hostel, but it's not very big, so don't delay if you want a place.

The hostel is down a track directly off the A3 (1 mile north of Hindhead cross roads) - extreme caution needed when turning in.

There is no parking at the hostel - use the parking area at the top and walk ¾ mile down the track - you will need a torch! (pass a farm on the left and a track on the right, and cross a small footbridge). It is possible to take a car down for unloading only.

Total cost about £30. £16 deposit please.

Wednesday 27th November

Hylands House

Hylands House Talk


Lynn has arranged for Nick Wickenden from Chelmsford Museum to tell us about the fascinating history of Hylands House. Situated just outside Chelmsford, Hylands House is a beautiful Grade II* listed neo-classical villa, set in over 500 acres of Hylands Park. Inside, some rooms are restored to their appearance during the Georgian and early Victoria periods. Restoration is still in progress in other areas of the House. The house has undergone several transformations since it was built circa. 1730, and this illustrated talk will show has how is used to look. A chance to learn some local history. Please arrive promptly at the YMCA for 8.30pm.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm at the YMCA in Victoria Road, Chelmsford

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