Berkshire Mid Thames Christmas walk and lunch

Oh dear Zeus the Greek God of storms was not with us on Sunday 10 December when a group of intrepid walkers set of on what was originally going to be a circular walk but was truncated because the Kennet Canal footpath was closed to allow urgent repair work. Instead we first paid a visit to the ruins of Reading Abbey where David Woodward gave us an informal and interesting potted history of the Abbey where King Henry 1st is said to have been buried. led a brief history of the Abbey.

After our brief foray into the Abbey grounds we re-traced our steps and headed back down to the Thames footpath where we walked for a couple of miles building up our appetites for our Christmas lunch. It just didn't stop raining!

Some members sensibly decided to opt out of the walk and headed straight to the Mansion House for our Christmas meal. A total of 27 members sat down to a hearty Christmas Lunch. It was an enjoyable meal and I am sure no one left hungry!

We also welcomed Ned Voelker the Marketing member on the GOC Board who encouraged us to consider ways we could participate in the GOC's 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2024 either with ideas or active participation. See GOC News item of 29 November 2023.

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