A medal-winning day out was enjoyed by members when they went for an Olympic guided walk. Beginning at West Ham Underground station, the group climbed up to the Jubilee Greenway walking path for a scenic route through to Stratford. Passing Abbey Mill Pumping Station, known affectionately as the Cathedral of Sewage and designed by famous engineer Joseph Ba-zalgette, the members took in the views of the Olympic site.
From a distance, they enjoyed the view of the Velodrome, Aquatics Centre and the Olympic Stadium as they were informed by a guide about the transformation of the site. Group member Kerry Mann said: "It was an enjoyable walk with a very informative guide. "It was amazing to see the transformation of the site from its previous condition to the present, with all the cutting-edge stadia and facilities." The day finished with a look around the visitor centre overlooking the site and left the group full of excitement ahead of the Games this summer.
A trip to the Norfolk Broads is the next major event for the group who usually meet on Friday evenings at Central Library, Clements Road, llford.
Anyone wishing to find out more about forthcoming events should contact chairman Trevor Eley on 020 8553 0947