Past, Present and Future Meetings

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Samhain at the Cross Bones Graveyard, Southwark, 2007

The shorter link to here is


Beltane 2011

May Day in London: Jack-in-the-Green and beyond

The Old Kings Head, 47-49 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NA

The night will be a celebration of all things May Day which will lead into a discussion on the proposed removal of the May Day bank holiday by the present government and what we can do about it.

Soon to be ex-SELFS host Scott Wood will speak briefly on May Day superstitions and folklore.

Neil Transpontine will speak on May Day and Beltane rites from the Roman era to the present day, concentrating on celebrations and festivals in South London.

Rediscovering Urban Rituals show their film on their Jack-in-the-Green procession with the Fowlers Troop with a live musical re-enactment. Come watch footage of a Jack-in-the-Green in its natural environment.

Imbolc 2011

The Imbolc meetings are

  • The Grapes, 76, Narrow Street, London, E14 8BP, Sunday 6th February 2011 (from 5:00 pm onwards)
  • Battersea Beer Festival Wednesday 9th February 2011 (convene at 7:30pm in the downstairs bar)

Winter Solstice 2010

South London, at Hooper's Bar on Sunday 19th December from 7pm onwards...

The Netwalking Club is joining with the Networking Club to celebrate the Winter Solstice on Sunday 19th December at 7pm. The venue is Hooper's Bar, 28 Ivanhoe Road, London, SE5 8DH

Summer Solstice 2010

First Half

Since everything is footballs and vuvuzelas, this years Summer solstice meeting will take place on Sunday 20th and Sunday 27th June. That is a game of two halves.

Sunday 20th June - an informal meeting in Victoria Park following the Limehouse Loop

In other words, after the Netwalking Club event finishes, the Networking Club begins, at the Paradise Gardens!!!

Second Half

The second half will be on Sunday 27th June, starting at 7pm, at the Cross Keys at 31 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BA

No food, and no Belgian beer.... but we could move on in search these elements!

Extra Time

There may be extra time...

Beltane 2010

South London, at Hooper's Bar on Monday 3rd May from 7pm onwards...

Vernal Equinox 2010

The equinox falls on a Saturday! We will meet at The Pembury Tavern on Saturday 20th March, from 19:00 UTC (7:00pm).

Halloween 2009

Meeting at The Royal Oak on Saturday 31st October 2009

We aim to attend at Cross Bones Graveyard - see The Halloween of Crossbones XII for more details of the event...

Autumnal Equinox 2009

Sunday September 27th ?

Summer Solstice, 2009

Sunday June 21st, we will convene at Paradise Gardens and from about 6:30pm move to the Eleanor Arms

May Day 2009

On Sunday 3rd May, meeting at the Pembury Tavern, after 5pm.

Vernal Equinox 2009

We will coagulate at the London Drinker Beer Festival: Wednesday 18th March 2009.

The Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9AU

Winter Solstice 2008

Four members of the Networking Club met at a secret location all day on 21st December 2008. Followed by a walk...

Halloween 2008

Meeting at The Royal Oak on Friday 31st October 2008:

We might also attend at Cross Bones Graveyard (see [1])

Autumnal Equinox 2008

September 22nd is Monday! Let's meet on Sunday 21st.... at the Pembury! See Upcoming

Lammas 2008

The August Three Mills Loop walk (Sunday 3rd August) was followed by a meeting at the Pembury Tavern

Summer Solstice 2008

We will meet at the Herne Tavern at 7pm.

Strangely, the Solstice is 2008-06-20 23:59 UTC

Beltane 2008

We met on 4th May at The Pembury Tavern

Vernal Equinox meeting

The Vernal Equinox was at 05:48 Thursday 20th March 2008, and we met on Friday 21st at 7pm at The Pembury Tavern

Candlemas 2008

Any Christmas decorations not taken down by Twelfth Night (January 5th) should be left up until Candlemas Day and then taken down, and we went to the Battersea Beer Festival

Winter Solstice 2007 Meeting

Shadwell to close for years and years on 22nd December 2007

This year we find the Solstice on 2007-12-22- at 06:09 (so we started at 18:09!!)

There will be some sadness, since the East London Line closed on the same day

And now re-opened! See... Gonzo Trail Number One


The Royal Oak, followed by "Simply Indian".

Wednesday 31st October (All Hallows Eve, Samhain) 2007

August Meeting

Saturday, 4th August, at the Royal Oak at 6pm.


Don't forget. Take your drinks (or a jug of beer) from the Royal Oak across the road the curry restaurant.

The Royal Oak opens at 6pm on Saturdays: The Royal Oak, 44 Tabard Street, London, SE1 4JU


5th November 2006

We tend to follow the quarters days and cross quarter days. See [2]

This list of the cross quarter days is from Wikipedia [3]

Summer Solstice

Mid June? The Equinox is on 21st June (at 18:06 UTC), but we had a pub crawl instead.



Not quite Beltane, but close enough Sunday April 29th 2007 in East Dulwich.

Hoopers Bar at 28 Ivanhoe Road, London, SE5 8DH Phone 020 7733 4797

Used to be Upcoming...

Spring Equinox

The Greenwich Union, Vernal Equinox 2007

The Vernal Equinox, 2007-03-21 at 00:08 UTC.

The Greenwich Union, 56 Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8RT, the evening of Wednesday, 21st March 2007.

51.476675 -0.009515 (WGS84)  
51.476159 -0.007896 (OSGB36)

And before at Wireless Wednesdays at - dressing room entrance round the back of GDA - Borough Hall opposite the police station.. peyton place. buzzer marked boundless...

Or you can you go to dorkbot

Chinese New Year

Back at the Pembury Tavern for Chinese New Year on Sunday February 18th 2007

Meeting from 7pm at the Pembury Tavern. Food served until 9pm.

This will also be a "wake" for some parts of the West Ham Allotments Society who will have had to move off their land in the past few days, to pastures new...

The Second Wikimeet in January 2007

Some members of the Networking Club went to the Wikimeet on Tuesday 9th, at The Montagu Pyke on Tuesday 9th January 2007: a damp squib of a flash mob...

Wales Meat Again...

Winter Solstice Meeting

The Winter Solstice meeting was held to the Royal Oak in Borough, on Friday 22nd December, starting at 19:30. The Royal Oak is at 44 Tabard Street, London, SE1 4JU (020 7357 7173)

We took our beer across the road to "Simply Indian" which was great!

The First Un-meeting

Pig's Ear Beer Festival 2006

The first un-meeting of the Networking Club took place on Saturday 9th December 2006. A short commemorative journey on the North London Line, and from there go to Pig's Ear Beer Festival at Ocean in Hackney. Handy in that the North London Line goes to Hackney (Hackney Central). The last services in the North London Line between Stratford and North Woolwich will run on Saturday, 9th December, 2006.

Did you sign up for the BBC Backstage Christmas Bash? If not it is too late! But there is a waiting list...

Or just walk through the door on the day.


Un-meeting on 9th December 2006

  1. Gordo
  2. Marj
  3. Hibou
  4. Bruce

5th November 2006

  1. Gordo
  2. Marj
  3. Peter C
  4. Andrew Black
  5. David M
  6. Graham

23rd September 2006

  1. Gordo
  2. Marj
  3. Suw
  4. Ken
  5. David
  6. Helen
  7. Judy
  8. Andy W.
  9. Matthias
  10. Andrew B.

14th July 2006

  1. Gordo
  2. Marj
  3. Andy Roberts
  4. Linda H
  5. Bruce
  6. Peter C
  7. Andrew B
  8. Matthew B
  9. Two Mac laptops
  10. One Nikon SLR (F401)

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Another Possible Venue

How about Sun and Doves at 61 - 63 Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, London SE5 9NS?

Possible Future Plans

I enjoyed the solstice evening, thanks. This is just a suggestion but I wondered if it might be worth doing something in conjunction with Wiki Wednesday , since there haven't been any since March in London, and there might be enough overlap of interest and motivation? The Wiki Wednesday I went to was very formal whereas the Networking Club was very informal so perhaps a combined event could aim somewhere in the middle. Just a thought. Meeting in another pub and drinking cider is also fine by me. --Andy Roberts 21:02, 23 June 2006 (BST)

Yes, I would certainly like to hook up with Wiki Wednesday Gordo 21:33, 23 June 2006 (BST)

Past meetings

The Pommeler's Rest, 21st June, 2006

Summer Solstice was on Wednesday, 21st June 2006


  1. Gordo
  2. Marj
  3. Andy Roberts
  4. Manjit
  5. Bruce
  6. Peter
  7. Kim
  8. Ian

Since the committee had little feedback on the venue choice for June 21st, the committee setteled on the Pommelers Rest, near Tower Bridge on the South side of the River.

Beer in the Evening Review

Standard J. D. Wetherspoon pub, fairly large, 100% non-smoking. 10 minutes walk from London Bridge station (along Tooley Street). "Improved recipe" item are available from the menu.

Address: 196/198 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UN (for your favourite mapping website).

The Pommeler's Rest is a pub of two halves. One has screens showing the World Cup 2006 and more space. The second half is the area reserved for children and has no screens.

Standard JDW menus with "improved recipes"!!

Children in the pub must obey the rules

Children must obey the rules

Children can stay in the pub until 9:00 pm (21:00) subject to a set of rules.

I wonder how they enforce these rules....


Child Must Be:



Thank you

On This Day

... Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first “Woolworth’s” store in Utica, New York in 1878. That store failed within a year. He opened a second store on 1879-06-21 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This store became a success. Frank Woolworth brought his brother Charles Sumner Woolworth into the business and together they, and others, began to open more stores. The stores were often opened in partnership with other businesspeople. The Woolworths also entered into partnerships with “friendly rivals”, who operated independently but co-operated in order to maximize their purchasing power for their inventories.



Dorkbot will clash with the Networking Club.... ho hum.

Dorkbot London

Time: 7pm, Wednesday 21st June 2006
Where: Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, London E14 7HA
Directions: 15 or 155 from Aldgate east, or D6 from Hackney, Limehouse or
Westferry DLR, Shadwell tube and a nice walk through the building sites.

In the cool, airy grandeur of Limehouse Town Hall, we present the
delightful and fragrant:

- Donald McRobbie, creative and musical uses for MRI scanners. 
- Annie Spinster:


- Roger Ibars, and his
- Greenman: Greenman: - The l-atlas, a visualisation tool for freeform
  social networks.


One of the other attraction for the evening of 21st June is a walk along the River Thames led by Alex Lifschutz

See also other meetings close to here...

First meeting - Sunday April 9th, 2006

An Action Researcher gathers material

The last meeting of the BBC Networking Club coincided with the first meeting of the Networking Club.... April 9th, 2006.

Monday May 1st, 2006

May 1st was Beltane

Another meet at the Pembury, for a few drinks and a curry.

Summer Solstice

First meeting to he held away from The Pembury Tavern was on Wednesday June 21st at 19:00 at the Pommeler's Rest

The Pembury Tavern

The Pembury Tavern is a large, single bar, non-smoking pub with wireless connectivity run by Steve Early, situated at number 90 Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1JH (phone 020 8986 8597).

Jake: Mr Fabulous, how marvellous it is to see you. You're looking younger than ever.
Mr Fabulous: Wait, you guys can't come in here.
Jake: Nonsense my dear fellow, my brother and I have come to dine to celebrate my
early release from the service of the state.
Mr Fabulous: Wait, let's talk outside. Let's have a cup of coffee outside.
Jake: Why heavens no! We seek a full meal and all the compliments of the house.
Come Elwood let us adjourn ourselves to the nearest table and overlook this
establishment's board of fare.

Source: [4]