Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

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Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby Sprocket » August 15th, 2017, 4:01 pm

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Re: Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby Lyn » August 15th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Looks good. Your bike is clever going it alone!

Now correct me if I'm wrong but isn't there a place, not far from Epping Forest, that begins with W, very beautiful and foresty? I can't remember the name of the place for the life of me but have been there, had relatives who lived in Essex.
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Re: Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby Sprocket » August 15th, 2017, 6:42 pm

Waltham Abbey?
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Re: Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby Lyn » August 15th, 2017, 10:57 pm

Possibly.
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Re: Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby GregB » August 16th, 2017, 6:53 am

Good photos! Some questions:

Where was the Blake quote?
Where was the double tomb?
Why the street name in French (Rue St Lawrence)?
What beer did you drink in those pubs?
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Re: Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby Sprocket » August 16th, 2017, 7:11 am

(1) - beside the towpath of the Lea Navigation, in Ware.
(2) - The church of Holy Cross and St Lawrence, Waltham Abbey (which is also the last resting-place of King Harold, of Hastings fame - he's somewhere outside the Eastern end of the church, but no-one knows exactly where.)
(3) - good question. Its oddness is the reason for the photo.
(4) - Greene King 'Festival Ale' in the King's Oak, a refreshing, light summer ale with a hint of citrus; and Truman's 'Zephyr' in the Moon and Cross, Waltham Forest (not pictured), "soft, smooth, malty, moreish" according to my notes.
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Re: Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby Sprocket » August 16th, 2017, 7:23 am

Lyn wrote:Looks good. Your bike is clever going it alone!

Now correct me if I'm wrong but isn't there a place, not far from Epping Forest, that begins with W, very beautiful and foresty? I can't remember the name of the place for the life of me but have been there, had relatives who lived in Essex.

Then again, probably not Waltham Abbey, which isn't particularly beautiful, nor foresty. The village of High Beech, on the edge of the forest, would answer the description, but doesn't begin with W!
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Re: Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby Lyn » August 16th, 2017, 9:41 am

I agree, I looked up Waltham Forest and Waltham Abbey. I think I was probably in Epping and saw a sign to Waltham Forest, it was a long time ago.
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Re: Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby GregB » August 16th, 2017, 12:25 pm

Sprocket wrote:(2) - The church of Holy Cross and St Lawrence, Waltham Abbey (which is also the last resting-place of King Harold, of Hastings fame - he's somewhere outside the Eastern end of the church, but no-one knows exactly where.)

Ah yes - he's the one who didn't see eye to eye with the Normans... :blink:
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Re: Bike ride to Epping Forest, 14th August 2017.

Postby Sprocket » August 17th, 2017, 10:16 am

:D
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