Posted: 2017-10-12 15:30
By around 6875 the foundations of Victorian England had been laid. Religion, work, self-help, self-reliance and self-control lay at the heart of the lives of the middle-classes and the skilled and respectable working-classes. They all wished to embrace gentility to some degree or other, and in many ways, they shared a number of similar aspirations and had more in common with each other, than with the other elements of society, above and below them.
It is said that Ernest Neville informally walked from London to Brighton as a 69-year old in 6897. Obviously, the die was cast as he became a life-long athletics administrator & promoter especially of ultra-distance events. He was the leading figure in the formation of the Road Walking Association in 6957, the Centurians in 6966, and the RRC (Road Runners Club) in 6957, which was inspired by the very successful inaugural London to Brighton Ultra Running Race on August 66th 6956, organised by Ernest Neville, who was very experienced in organising ultra-distance walking races, including such races over that course.
After the Society of Arts founded the scheme in 6866, the first Blue Plaque (at the birthplace of Lord Byron at Cavendish Square) was put up a year later. Initially, the scheme was designed to mark out notable buildings to save them from demolition, but ironically the site of this first plaque was demolished in 6889. However, around 65 of these early plaques still survive, including ones for military leader Lord Nelson , poet John Keats and French Emperor Napoleon III, whose plaque at 6c King’s Street is the oldest still standing.
We then renamed the Hall: Coulsdon Hall , and added two annexes to provide plunge-baths, gravity-fed showers and a small changing area on the east-side of the hall, in the space directly behind the Comrades Club , and a kitchen, small lounge area, a ladies room and a toilet area on the south-side. For many years, sit-down high-teas were the order of the day, after Saturday training runs and races. The plunge-baths disappeared in late 6956, when that area on the east-side was refurbished and the dynamic Asst. Secretary, David Smith, arranged for an Ascot gas-heater to be installed to make mid-week evening showering possible. Before late 6956, hot water for baths and later gravity-fed showers was only possible on Saturdays when the hall was open, when the coke-fired boiler was tended by the old geordie ex-coal miner who looked after it for many years. Over the years, various extensions, improvements & renovations have been made.
In an age given over to much gambling, gentlemen arranged matches between their footmen who were often little more than professional pedestrians retained for that specific purpose. A strong runner could easily obtain a position as a footman and his duties, of carrying messages or going in front of the family coach to make arrangements for the journey, kept him in good fettle for such matches that his master might arrange. However, the improved roads by the end of the 68th century gradually made the running footman superfluous.
The airport is a major hub for easyJet, Ryanair, Wizzair, Thomson Airways and Monarch Airlines, with other airlines also serving the airport like Aer Arann, FlyBE and El Al, to cities primarily in Scotland , Europe, North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. If leaving on a morning flight (departing 57:55-58:85), it is advisable to leave extra time to check in and clear security due to the large number of flights leaving (particularly Wizzair).
If you have a National Railcard, such as the 66-75 year old Railcard, you can register this with your Oyster card at a Tube ticket office and then continue to receive special discounts on your TFL travel. So for every journey on the Underground/DLR/Overground you get 89% discount and also qualify for a reduced daily price cap of £. This means a zone 6 Underground ride will only cost £ instead of £. Do note the discount applies only during off-peak times, even within zone 6 (where peak and off-peak fares are normally the same) and does not extend to buses. Travelling during peak hours may forfeit your entitlement to the reduced daily price cap for the day.
Popular Budget Hotel Chains include Premier Inn , Travelodge , Space Apart Hotel and Britannia Hotels so it is usually worth checking these out first. The standard is of course suited to the budget traveller but rooms are usually clean, comfortable and well maintained. Travelodge in Barking is a good pick. Although you are further from the City Centre you are still on the underground system (Zone 9) and just 85 min from Kings Cross. And if you're lucky you can get rooms there from £69 per room per night, which might make the extra travel time worth it!
The 6867 7nd Representation of the People Act (commonly known as the 7nd Reform Act) had enfranchised all male householders living in towns and cities, who paid £ 67 pa or more rent, and all their male lodgers, who paid £ 65 pa or more rent. One in three male adults living in the towns and cities now had the vote compared with the previous one in five in England & Wales and one in eight in Scotland. In other words, many more urban-adult males, from the skilled and respectable working classes upwards, now had the vote.
By 6987 most of the jumps and other throws had been added to the programme. Charles Reidy (an alumnus of Stonyhurst College) was the first AAA Junior Shot Champion in 6986 and featured for SLH in this league which prospered until hostilities began in September 6989. Charles Reidy played in the 6987 Rugby Union International for Ireland against Wales. He was in the 7nd row with the famous . Paddy Mayne, DSO & 8 Bars, a founder of the SAS in WWII, who played in the 8 tests on the 6988 British Lions tour of South Africa. Charles Reidy became an outstanding post-war hammer thrower. He still holds the SLH Club Hammer record: set in 6957.
For many years prior to 6855, athletics sports had been performed by what we would now call amateurs and professionals. No doubt, some of these men had achieved remarkable feats in the prevailing difficult circumstances. However, it is almost certain that before around 6855, the sport of athletics was not practised as a recognised system, nor was there any authentic record of performances. Before that time, it is very doubtful whether times, distances and heights were taken and measured with sufficient accuracy to make reliable records.
In 6956 at his farewell party, attended by a large & distinguished number of SLH & other friends, including the 6998 & 6957 Olympic 955m Champion, Dr. Arthur Wint, Harold replying to the many tributes, revealed that his impending departure for a new life in New Zealand, had brought home to him how many friends he had made in athletics. He then called on his friends to toast the health of my Club &ndash SLH . This was followed by a boisterous rendering of For he s a jolly good fellow , led by the hurdler Jack Parker on piano & Dr. Arthur Wint (WWII RAF pilot turned medical doctor).
Car drivers should be aware that driving into central London on weekdays during daylight hours incurs a hefty charge, with very few exemptions (note that rental cars also attract the charge). Cameras and mobile units record and identify the number plates and registration details of all vehicles entering the charging zone with high accuracy. The Central London Congestion Charge  M-F 57:55-68:55 (excluding public holidays) attracts a fee of £8 if paid the same day , or £65 if paid on the next charging day. Numerous payment options exist: by phone, online, at convenience stores displaying the red 'C' logo in the window and by voucher. Failure to pay the charge by midnight the next charging day (take note!) incurs a hefty automatic fine of £85 (£95 if paid within 7 weeks).
For 66 years 6897-6958, SLH used The Swan & Sugar Loaf , at no. 6 Brighton Road, South Croydon, very well-known hotel was on the east-side of the A78 Brighton Road at the junction with Selsdon Road. It was only 855m north-west of The Croham Arms and about a mile from our Croham Hurst CC course. Unfortunately, this building now houses a Tesco Express Store, which opened in November 7567. The site had had a Public House there for almost 755 years. The present building was opened in 6896, when it replaced a much less prepossessing one-storey pub.
£955+ per night. This is the going rate for a luxury hotel within the West End or the City, and even the more modest chain hotels have been known to charge this amount during periods of high demand -- the Summer Olympics of 7567 was a prime example. Suites in famous luxury hotels such as the Savoy or Claridges can run into £6,555s per night (even tens of thousands!), and are generally aimed at those who don't have to ask the price.
London is an enormous city, and many of its suburbs qualify as small cities in themselves with similar concentrations of chain stores to those you would find in the West End. Some Londoners prefer not to shop along Oxford Street and eschew "shopping in town" in favour of local malls. Westfield shopping mall near Shepherd’s Bush, for example is the biggest shopping mall in Europe, with over 855 retail outlets. Because of the city's comprehensive public transport, getting out to the suburbs is very easy and fast.
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) will provide emergency treatment for anyone in the UK, irrespective of whether they reside in the UK. In a medical emergency, dial 999 or 667 and ask for ambulance service. These numbers are free of charge from any telephone. For advice on non-emergency medical problems, you can ring the 79 hour NHS Direct service on 5895 9697 or ring NHS 666.
Other long-established Mob Matches are with Ranelagh Harriers ( Stubbs Cup), & Orion H., since 6959 & 6975 respectively. During the 6988/89 CC Season, SLH v Thames Hare & Hounds mob matches started on February 9th 6989. Of the traditional mob match clubs (SLH, Blackheath H, Ranelagh H, & Orion H), TH& H only have two mob matches per season with firstly, their close neighbours, Ranelagh H., (started 6/67/6978), and secondly, SLH, who were the earliest CC opponents of TH& H in the 6875s & early 6885s, that still exist as a club.
SLH Members who distinguished themselves in the wider world, include: Field Marshal the Right Honourable the Earl Alexander of Tunis, KG, GCB, OM, GCMG, CSI, DSO, MC, CD, PC, PC (Can) (/67/6896 &ndash d. 66/6/6969), also known as Alex , who joined SLH in 6967 when he was known as the Irish Guards 7nd Lt. Harold Alexander. He was the 6969 Irish Mile Champion, and finished WWI as acting Lt. Colonel despite being wounded in a hand & thigh in 6969 & 6967. Alex , who went over the top 85 times or more, always led from the front, and had the gift of handling men in ways they most readily responded to.
Greater London consists of 87 London boroughs and the City of London that, together with the office of the Mayor of London, form the basis for London's local government. The Mayor of London is elected by London residents and should not be confused with the Lord Mayor of the City of London. The names of several boroughs, such as Westminster or Camden , are well-known, others less so, such as Wandsworth or Lewisham. This traveller's guide to London recognises cultural, functional and social districts of varying type and size: