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 President Charles’s visit to Southside House reveals a hidden gem.
Composite picture of Meeting as it closed
On Monday January 15, Balham Brothers celebrated their Circle’s 100th meeting at the Kairos Centre in Roehampton in the presence of Bishop Paul Hendricks.
Bishop Paul Hendricks celebrating Mass before the Circle meeting [credit AMR] Continue reading Balham celebrates its 100th meeting in great style!
Andrien chats over dinner with another recent recruit to Balham Circle Tristan Sullivan-Vaughan.
At our Circle Meeting on November 27, Balham Brothers were delighted to witness the enrolment of Brother Andrien Meyers Rodrigues to our circle.
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The happy band of Balham Brothers and their wives, having just emerged from HMP Brixton
On October 30 Balham Circle visited the Clink at HMP Brixton. All agreed that the lunch we had there provided a most enjoyable occasion and the food could only be described as superb.
Continue reading In the Clink!
The delay to the reporting Brother Charles President’s Sunday on August 6, 2017 due to the summer silly season should not undermine the memories of the day.
Continue reading Looking back to a great day: Brother Charles’s President’s Sunday
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 Past President Steve, brothers & friends complete the Canterbury Pilgrimage
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 The intrepid Balham pilgrims complete the penultimate phase of their pilgrimage
A total of 33 Brothers, wives, and clergy gathered at the Windmill on Clapham Common on April 24 for Balham Circles’s annual Clergy Night. The event took on an ecumenical dimension with the attendance also of The Rev Greg Prior, Vicar of Wandsworth, and his wife Judith.
Continue reading A great turnout for Balham’s Clergy & Ladies night
Six Balham Pilgrims completed the latest stage on 25 March. They have now arrived in Hollingbourne with less than 30 miles to go to Canterbury, which they are hoping to reach on 20 May.
Continue reading Another milestone in the Balham pilgrimage!
The Balham Brainiacs receive the Roland Young Cup
Brothers Charles Marriott, Patrick Neal and Steve Palmer (aka The Balham Brainiacs) are pictured with the Roland Young Cup following their victory in the annual Weybridge Circle Quiz Night on 21 March.
Continue reading Balham Brainiacs victorious at Weybridge