Outdoor Activities

St Audrey's cycle-trip weekend (1951)

By Michael Browne

Found another school Photo. This was a cycle trip weekend under Curly Kirkham’s guidance in the autumn of 1951. Cycling Friday evening to Saffron Walden Youth Hostel. On in the morning, with amid morning stop for a swim in the river Cam (it was very cold) to the National Agricultural Show which was being held outside Cambridge. A tour around the show and then to Cambridge Youth Hostel for our evening meal. Curly then took us for another swim at a river water swimming pool via a unofficial access before retiring at the hostel. Next morning Curly gave a us tour of the Cambridge University campass including the Chapel of Kings College which was his college. Lunch at a restaurant in Cambridge and then a long cycle home. A very active but I remember a memorable and enjoyable weekend.

I’m sure some of us are still about, I name those below that I can  recall.

Standing –  Michael Browne, Robert Vardy, Derek Robinson, Brian Sullivan, ?, Mike Needham, Graham ?, Richard Austin, Ben ?, Michael Hart,?.

Sqatting –  John Bangs, Robin Luddington, ?.

This page was added on 24/12/2014.

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