Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The Hammerman Tour

The Hammerman Tour

And so to this year's Wold Tour.

It has been described by some as "A glorified pub tour interspersed with exercise and culture by means of walks and readings from the works of Alfred Williams, The Hammerman Poet", and they would be bang on the money.

The plan is to start in the Heritage Quarter of Swindon near STEAM then go visiting villages of the Upper Thames with connections with local hero Alfred as the basis for the itinerary.

Along the way there will be much singing, a pie, a spot of lunch, maybe the odd tipple, rounded off by a half decent supper and maybe a bit more of a sing, all intermingled with readings from the Hammerman Poet himself.  It promises to be a day full of surprises and a good deal of culture as we explore the rich industrial history of Swindon's Railway Heritage Quarter and the outlying villages.

Another Magnificent Day out.
Timings merely for guidance and will need adjusting if anyone dawdles. 

What & Where
What we will do

Coach leaves AK
Pickup in Cricklade

Opposite Town Hall as usual

Arrive at STEAM, Swindon
Intro to AW.  Sing. Time for short tour. Reading 1.


Walk to Gluepot Inn Railway Village, Swindon.

Gather at pub.
Sing in underpass tunnel.

Pint and pie at pub.
Pick up coach.
Drive to Liddington Hill.

Walk up hill. Sing. Take in Vale of White Horse and Upper Thames views. Reading 2.
Drive to South Marston.
Visit AW Cottage(s) and grave.
Sing + reading 3.
Carpenters Arms, South Marston.
Late lunch, sing.

Drive to Coleshill, drop off at start of walk.
Coleshill round walk. Reading 4.
St Andrew’s church, Coleshill.
Sing Georgian pieces.
Radnor Arms, Coleshill
Pint and sing in forge.
Drive to Buscot
Thames path walk to Trout Inn, weather permitting
Trout Inn
Reading 5.
Sing.  Food.  Bigger sing.

Leave Trout Inn

Coach to
Swindon Train Station + Cricklade Town Hall +
Drop off those who need to return via train at Swindon Train Station 2120/2130, blocking the road for all others… thence to Cricklade 2150/2200 then AK

Arrive AK 2215 ish

Non-AK residents will need alternative transport home – taxi? Or beds to fall into

There are still a couple of place left if you fancy coming along, just email us at our email address themagnificentak47@gmail.com and we will see what we can do.

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