Another successful Boxing Day Walk

 

The Society’s traditional Boxing Day walk unusually enjoys a rare White Christmas.

Meet at the Guild House for the traditional mince pies and mulled wine, but you’ll have to walk to get them. 2-3 miles.

Report:

Another successful Boxing Day walk!
The snow and cold were not enough to put off the hardy members of The Knowle Society from enjoying the traditional Boxing Day Walk. Although not as many turned out, we still had over 60 of all ages to complete a route that was slightly shorter than usual, in recognition of the lying snow. Fortunately the thaw had not yet set in, so the snow was dry and crisp (although not even!). The usual mulled wine and mince pies were much appreciated (thanks to all those who donated mince pies and organised serving the refreshments).

DIARY ERRORS!

Please note that the newsletter incorrectly states the time of the Monday 16 November meeting ‘All the World’s a Stage’ as 8pm; it should be 2pm. The Diary also omits the 11am Boxing Day Walk.

Marina sites walk attracts large numbers

 

The Society’s guided walk on 15th March around the sites in Knowle where marinas have been suggested or rumoured was exceptionally well attended – 44 people and three dogs. Peter Ewin, the Society’s Chairman, gave explanations of the locations of the marinas.

Several sites have been proposed around Knowle, including one off Jacobean Lane (the first proposal) and one here as in this picture, between the canal locks and the A4141 behind Wyndley Garden Centre.

Boxing Day Walk attracts 80

Walkers enjoyed fine weather, mulled wine and homemade mince pies. A fine day meant a good turnout for this popular walk which has become something of a tradition in Knowle.

The walk began at the Guild House, went through the churchyard to Kixley Lane, along Elvers Green Lane towards the ford, then across the fields to come out on Hampton Road near Grimshaw Hall. After taking mulled wine and mince pies at the canal-side car park the walk returned to Kixley Lane along the side of the Grand Union Canal.