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London and Thames Tales

Recently a group of AOUG members assembled at London Bridge Station for a stroll through Wapping to hear the stories behind some of the historic hostelries such as the “Town of Ramsgate” and “Captain Kidd” and to see where the eponymous notorious Pirate, among others, was brought after execution to hang in chains at Wapping Old Stairs for three tides to wash over them. The infamous Judge Jeffreys was captured outside the “Town of Ramsgate” as he tried to escape to Hamburg after presiding at the Bloody Assizes.

The “Prospect of Whitby”, another lovely pub, offered an extensive menu and the party were able to dine in an upstairs room surrounded by paintings and photographs of famous characters from history and from the silver screen. Some of the Group had time to continue along the Thames Path to Canary Wharf to return home by underground or River Bus. 

Rosemary Hammick, Executive Representative

Eastbourne Group

The small, but very lively and diverse, Eastbourne group continues to meet monthly for lunch in local country pubs or town centre restaurants. These usually take place on Wednesdays at 12.30pm, dates and venues being discussed and agreed over the course of the meal.

Anyone wishing to join us would be made more than welcome. All venues are vetted for easy access and facilities for those with limited mobility or disabilities, as is parking availability.


Executive Representative – Rosemary Hammick 020 8688 6629 / 07908 371529
London Lunches - Margaret Brett – 020 7387 4975
Eastbourne Group – Marie Linwood 01323 722144 (if no reply, please leave a message).
Hastings Group – Paul Emerson 07789 564102