We have missed some of the Balham pilgrimage stages (have no fear we will return to them!), but we can report that, on Saturday January 28, Balham President, Steve Palmer, supported by six other pilgrims and two dogs, continued his steady progress along the Pilgrims route to Canterbury. Continue reading January 28 sees the pilgrims off again!
The President’s Pilgrimage to Canterbury completed its fourth stage on 3 September when the pilgrims reached Oxted. Over forty miles have been completed with a further 70 to go. Continue reading Intrepid walkers join President Steve on Stage 4 of Canterbury pilgrimage
On August 10 the Balham annual visit to the Great British Beer Festival staged by CAMRA at Olympia proved as enjoyable as ever and Balham Brothers where jointed by beer enthusiasts from Croydon and Osterley circles.
Balham Brothers were delighted to welcome seven visiting brothers to their circle meeting on July 25th. Sadly, President Steve could not attend and past president Terry stood in. It was a very enjoyable evening with lots of buzz!
Balham Circle’s President’s Sunday was held on July 10, vying for importance in the social calendar only with some tennis match or other at Wimbledon.
The day began with sung mass at Holy Ghost church in Balham – the Circle’s ‘Mother’ church.
These enterprising young ladies (there are actually 5 of them) found out about the Catenian bursary fund of their own initiative. Continue reading Charles Marriott hands out bursary cheques
Seven adults and two dogs set out on Stage 3 of the President’s Pilgrimage on 25 June starting from Westhumble station. Only five adults reached the end at Reigate, the canines in the group and their owners having more sense! Continue reading Gruelling Stage Three of President’s Pilgrimage
Intrepid walkers Steve, John, Noel, Marianne, Charles, Peggy & Stella (the dogs) plus Tristan in Guildford at the the beginning of stage two of the President’s Pilgrimage to Canterbury covering the 12 miles to Westhumble.
New Balham Circle President Steve, in the company of Tristan, John, Don and Tracey-Anne completed the first leg of his planned walk along the Pilgrims Way, which was from Farnham to Puttenham. Continue reading President Steve & Brothers on Pilgrimage to Canterbury
A happy band of Balham and Croydon Brothers and Wives enjoyed an entertaining visit to the BBC Headquarters in Portland Place on Friday Aril 1. Certainly not April fools, we were lucky enough to catch one of the last tours for the time being and we were given an interesting insight into “Aunty’s” culture and workings.