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Howard has very kindly agreed to host another Zoom quiz. The plan is that the questions won't need specialist knowledge - rather the intention is for them to stimulate a conversation. As to how we'll do it, Howard will host as our Quiz Master. We will start in the main Zoom room to say hello and then we will all be allocated to small teams by random generator and have our own team rooms. Then at the end we'll all gather back together. Any questions or issues please just post under the event here and we will do our best to answer it. Your question is almost certainly one that someone else has got, or hasn't thought of yet. How to "Zoom" To download Zoom and open up an account you need to visit: www.zoom.us/download For laptops, tablets and desktops, just download from the first button, Zoom client for meetings. If you access the website from a mobile phone it will direct you to the Apple and Google app stores. We think it's best done via the laptop/tablet/desktop route because of screen size. We will post the link with passwords to the online event closer to the date. Basically, once you've logged on to that, and put in the password, you'll be taken directly to our own Zoom room. Three meetings have been set up as Zoom now invariably times out after 40 minutes. We will try and end the first and start the second one early so there is only a slight break. Then everyone has to dial in again with a ID number and password for meetings 2 and 3. We may be lucky with the time allowance and not need the third meeting. The IDs are below - the password for each is quiz. First meeting ID[masked] Second meeting ID[masked] Third meeting ID[masked]
This 5km walk takes us through the strange post-industrial landscape around the Olympic Park in Stratford. It is a place simultaneously being destroyed and brought into being. It is not picturesque, but it is fascinating. We will start at Tescos Superstore at 11.30am (near Bromley by Bow Tube). Not sure if the toilets here are open again as yet, but they very well maybe by August. The walk takes us past "3 Mills" along the Three Mills Wall River, then at City Mill Lock we'll head along the Bow Back River to the "View Tube". We can have lunch here and a toilet is available. However, if it's open by then, we should go a little further on to The Ethical Bean Company at Fish Island - lunches here have proved excellent in the past. From Fish Island we cross the River Lea at the Old Ford Lock and skirt along the edge of the Olympic Park until we reach the Hertford Union Canal. We then head east towards the Olympic Park ending up at the Velodrome. It's quite possible that, by then, the cafe at the Velodrome will be open again and we can have a cake and a cup of tea. The last leg of the walk takes us through the reclaimed land of the Velo Park and we end up at Stratford International. If it's possible by then, we can head into Westfield where, back in normal times, there was no shortage of bars and other places to eat and drink. The walking route is paved and, as described, there are a number of opportunities on the walk for comfort breaks. That said, it is challenging in places, steep flights of steps and such like - it is "post-industrial". We don't charge a fee for this event but we do offer a voluntary £1 raffle ticket to raise funds towards our membership of the Meet-up site.
We are planning a mid week let-let-your-hair-down bowling evening on Thursday 9th July. We are collecting non refundable cash deposits of £9.95 at our next two meet up events (receipt provided) during June so that we can book the lane(s). The venue has a good bar and food menu available. https://www.allstarlanes.co.uk/ Please note that this event could be postponed again. We are hoping to put events on during June but have to wait and see what official guidelines are, as currently many leisure venues are closed due to the pandemic.. See you soon fingers crossed! x