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President Charles’s visit to Southside House reveals a hidden gem.

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Pictured here in the Garden of Southside house, the rather ‘exclusive’ group of Brothers and wives who turned out on Saturday, June 30, to visit the not well known Southside House in Wimbledon Village. After an enjoyable lunch at the Cooked Billet, we ventured across the road to this hidden family home, which is now held in a family trust for a number of occupants and to allow conservation and access to the public. Continue reading

Past President Steve, brothers & friends complete the Canterbury Pilgrimage

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Six pilgrims and Lucy the dog outside the cathedral south door. From left: John Nelligan, Tracey-Jane Faiers, Steve Palmer, Tristan Sullivan-Vaughan, Don Freeman, Simon Wakely.

After starting out in April 2016, the Balham President’s ‘Pilgrims’ finally arrived in Canterbury on 27 May 2017, after 120 miles completed in twelve stages over the year.  Initially planned by the then President, Steve Palmer, as his own objective he received strong support from Circle Brothers, with never fewer than five on a stage and often more.  Continue reading

The intrepid Balham pilgrims complete the penultimate phase of their pilgrimage

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The walkers just above Chilham enjoying the first view of Canterbury Cathedral, some nine miles off and bathed in sunshine.

The President’s Pilgrimage is nearly at Canterbury. In glorious weather, six Pilgrims and Lucy the dog walked the 11 miles from Charing to Chilham and are now just seven miles short of their objective.   Continue reading