Branch Outing – London No3 – to Docklands and Greenwich

Saturday 14th April was the date set for the third branch outing to London, again all on foot or using public transport.  This year we visited Docklands and Greenwich.  22 people from across the branch, including a good number of younger members, caught trains from three stations but all arrived within five minutes of each other at  the first tower, Bermondsey.  From here we headed on to Rotherhithe, walking along the Thames path with lovely views back to the city. From Rotherhithe it was a walk to the bus for Greenwich where we had a good long lunch time enjoyed variously picnicking  in the park, viewing the sights or just supping pints with lunch.  We reconvened at
the entrance to the foot tunnel and walked under the river to the next tower, on the Isle of Dogs then on by way of the DLR to our one 10 bell
tower at Limehouse. Then it was back on the DLR to Shadwell and a short walk to the final tower of the day, St George In the East, before wearily making our way back to the appropriate mainline stations for the journey home. We visited some impressive towers and rang on some  very nice bells in a completely different part of London. Although not over complicated the ringing was good, including some very good raises and lowers, Cambridge Major and Grandsire Caters. Many thanks to Jeremy for organising another rinteresting and enjoyable day out.

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