Outings

Outings are organised several times every year for Old Loughtonians and guests. A great opportunity to visit somewhere different and catch up with old friends or make new ones.

Stationers’ Hall Visit
Stationers’ Hall Visit

For the first outing of 2019 on Friday 10th May 2019, 18 Old Loughtonians and wives/partners visited Stationers’ Hall incorporating the Wren church of St Martin within Ludgate.

Thames River Trip
Thames River Trip

On Sunday 1st September 2019, we embarked on a Thames River Trip which included lunch and a commentary . None of us knew what to expect on this outing. It was a fine sunny Autumn day as we eventually assembled at Tower…

Ploughing Competition
Ploughing Competition

On Saturday 15th September 2018 Ongar & District Ploughing Association held there centenary event at High Laver on a local farm which had been prepared for the competition. On arrival my first impression was that it was a lot smaller than I…

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

On Friday 20th October the OLs visited this amazing building. We were shown round the various departments within the Opera House: viewing the costume department where the performers are fitted for their outfits, and even had the privilege of viewing a complete…

Tour of Trinity House
Tour of Trinity House

It was a Summer-like Spring morning, in the shadow of the Tower of London, when twenty-one Old Loughtonians gathered to start a tour of Trinity House. Our guide was Geoff Boydd, who led us through both the building and the history of…

Brunel Tour
Brunel Tour

Our tour guide gave a very good talk about the background of the Thames Tunnel and its unique construction. Apparently a 22 year old Chief Assistant Engineer worked on his father’s project to build a 365m tunnel under the Thames. The work…

Tour of the Royal Albert Hall
Tour of the Royal Albert Hall

It was a beautiful sunny September Wednesday when thirty-two Old Loughtonians met for a tour of the Royal Albert Hall, starting with a visit to the Verdi restaurant for a pre-tour coffee & Danish pastry. Coffee break over, we split into two…