December dates for 2017 walkingtalks

‘A Victorian Christmas’ guided walk round Westbourne. Wednesday 13th December starting at 11am from outside The Vintage Lounge café in Westbourne arcade. Please scroll down for more details. This will be the last walk for 2017. There will be more walks in 2018 starting in March.

Photos of the Westbourne Rotary ‘Wonderful Westbourne’ walk 26.11.2017 and ‘A Victorian Christmas’ walk 06.12.2017 can be seen on the walkingtalks Facebook page. Photos of previous walks and Show & Tell are on the Walkingtalks Facebook page.

For all walks group bookings on alternative dates can be arranged.  Hattie is also available for talks and illustrated talks.

Also why not try out Hattie’s two self-guided circular Bournemouth walks from the Hotter Shop in Old Christchurch RoadVisit http://www.hotter.com/blog/walk-with-hotter-and-discover-bournemouth/  and http://www.hotter.com/blog/discover-bournemouth-with-hotter I would be interested to hear what you think about them.

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‘A Victorian Christmas’ in Westbourne

Get festive on ‘A Victorian Christmas’ guided walk in Westbourne with Hattie Miles. Come along and you will learn that Westbourne’s expansion has many parallels with the development of our traditional Christmas celebrations. You’ll find out about crackers, carols, cards and more. Trees, tinsel and turkey will all feature as well as Christmassy readings from the Victorian era.

Wednesdays 6th and 13th December, both starting at 11am from outside The Vintage Lounge Café in the centre of Westbourne arcade, BH4 9AY

Price £5  … no need to book, just turn up!

After the walk there are various good cafés and restaurants for refreshments

Be prepared: please dress appropriately for the weather and I always recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. Walks will last about about an-hour-and-a-quarter. We finish in plenty of time for lunch and Christmas shopping. There are a number of pay car parks around Westbourne and good bus services to Westbourne. There is also on-street parking nearby.

HenryColeChristmasCardThe first commercial Christmas card, above, was designed by Henry Cole in 1843

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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Thank you, everyone who has supported my walks this year. It’s always a pleasure when you come along. Here’s a photograph I took of Father Christmas listening intently to one young visitor to his grotto on Southbourne Green. Next year, I hope to do a Southbourne walk and introduce you to some of its fascinating history.
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Do look out for a possible New Years Day walkingtalk. I’ll see what the weather forecast is like and post details at short notice …

HAVE A VERY, VERY HAPPY  CHRISTMAS!

Good wishes to you all,

Hattie 🙂

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‘Christmas in Westbourne’ guided walk

Join Hattie Miles for a festive walkingtalk in Westbourne. This guided walk is on Thursday  15th December – 10.45am start. Meet at the Seamoor Road end of Westbourne arcade.

Come along and you will learn that Westbourne’s expansion has many parallels with the development of our traditional Christmas celebrations.  You’ll also find out about famous people connected to the area and their Christmas stories. The walk will be interesting and lots of fun.

Price: £4.00 for everyone (special Christmas rate!) … No need to book – just turn up!

Walks take about one-and-a-quarter’ish hours and finish in time for lunchtime refreshments and Christmas shopping.

Be prepared:  This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather.

Westbourne walkingtalk with a sprinkling of Christmas fun!

Join Hattie Miles for a festive walkingtalk in Westbourne on Tuesday 16th December. Come along and you will learn that Westbourne’s expansion has many parallels with the development of our traditional Christmas celebrations.  You will also discover some of the area’s hidden secrets and find out about the famous people connected to the area. The walk will be interesting and lots of fun. WalkingtalkscanIt is the third of a series of Christmas walks in Westbourne.  The circular walk will take place on Tuesday 16th December.  Meet in the Henry Joy arcade outside Lavish Life café ready for a 10.30am start.  Walks take about one-and-a-half hours and finish in time for lunchtime refreshments and Christmas shopping. Price £6 (£5 for over sixties and students).     Be prepared:  This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather.   Thank you everyone who came along to this walkingtalk – you were great!!

Westbourne walkingtalk with a festive sprinkling of Christmas fun

Join Hattie Miles for a festive walkingtalk in Westbourne on Saturday 6th or Tuesdays 9th and 16th December. Come along and you will discover that Westbourne’s expansion has many parallels with the development of our traditional Christmas celebrations.  You will also find some of the areas hidden secrets and find out about some of the famous people connected to the area. The walk will be interesting and lots of fun.  Walkingtalkscan

The circular walks will take place on: Saturday 6th December and Tuesdays 9th and 16th December.  Meet in the Henry Joy arcade outside Lavish Life café ready for a 10.30am start.

Price £6 (£5 for over sixties and students).  Walks take about one-and-a-half hours  and finish in time for lunchtime refreshments.  Be prepared:  This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather.  Public loos are in the main car park on Millburn Road – we do NOT walk past them!

Rain, rain, rain!!

Today’s walk from the Hotel Miramar was a soggy one, but the hardy walkers who turned out were great company and we had fun.  It was good to return to the hotel to find a warm bar and plenty of hot coffee!   Next walks will be Christmas themed walkingtalks in Westbourne during December … details will be posted soon!