Thursday, 9 July 2020

21 July 2020

Outing to Caledonian Park

Innings "A Better Tomorrow "

As lockdown eases we thought we would try a socially distanced outing as well as an innings for Tuesday 21 July 2020.

For those who are still shielding or would prefer not to join an outing, the innings is "A Better Tomorrow", which we hope will give people plenty of scope.

The outing is to Caledonian Park, Market Road N7 9PL. Meet at 11 am underneath the clocktower on the cafe side. 

This park is based in the old cattle market, and has a stunning clocktower, heritage railings, and thoughtful planting. There is plenty of history and it was one of the places that people marched from to support the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Info can be found by Googling Caledonian Park. 

The park is large and relatively underused, so we should have no difficulty keeping our distance. There are plenty of benches but do bring a sketching stool. The cafe is open and serves sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. Also of course you can bring a picnic, and there are several local food shops in North Road close by, if you forget. The idea is that we eat our lunch outside keeping the numbers congregating together to six or below. 

If it rains then we can all do 'A Better Tomorrow'  from home! 

The loos in the park should be open by the date of our outing but if not the Shell Petrol Station, 109-113 York Way is five minutes walk away and the loos are open. 

Islington residents who drive, can park free between 11am and 3pm in residents bays. There is also paying parking. For those prepared to use public transport the 274 bus stops on Market Road, the 390 goes along York Way and the 17, 91, 259 and 274 go along Caledonian Road. The overground stops at Caledonian Road and Barnsbury and is a short walk away. Caledonian tube station on the Piccadilly line is nearby. There are of course walking and cycling options.

Images to My number for the day is 07815 772857.

And finally a further arrival from Heather James from Tallinn.

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