Thursday, 23 February 2012

Ian Jelf Public Walks: Spring 2012

I’m announcing the Spring 2012 season of my public walking.

So, what's new?

Well, I'm re-running the "Ghosts of Old Sutton Coldfield" walk on the evening of Sunday 18 March. That's Mothering Sunday, so I reasoned that an evening was probably a better time to do a walk that day, as many of you will no doubt be "occupied" during the day!

There are two NEW walks in Birmingham City Centre, one (on Saturday 14 April 2012) looking at Crime and Punishment through the ages and the other (on Easter Monday) using pictures to show how the City has changed and changed again.

Further out, there's another new walk in King's Norton (Sunday 22 April 2012), including a lot of off-roading on lesser-known canals as well as some super old buildings.

And staying on the South side of Birmingham there's a walk in the stunning garden village of Bournville on Saturday 24 March 2012.   There really is more to Bournville than chocolate, I promise!

Oh and completing the set, on Easter Saturday, why don't you join me for a less-obvious destination and come for a walk around the North Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove.   There's a lot to see and if you want to make a day of it then the brilliant Avoncroft Museum of Buildings isn't far away and nor are the Lickey Hills.

So, in brief, the programme is:

Sunday 18 March 2012
Spectral Sutton Coldfield  7.00pm - 9.00pm

Saturday 24 March 2012
Bournville Village  11.00am - 1.00pm =20

Easter Saturday 7 April 2012
Bromsgrove 11.00am - 1.00pm

Easter Monday 9 April 2012
Birmingham Now and Then  11.00am - 1.00pm

Saturday 14 April 2012
Birmingham Crime & Punishment 10.30am - 1.00pm

Sunday 22 April 2012
King's Norton...and Birmingham's forgotten Canal 10.30am - 1.30pm

All the walks cost £8 per person.   Advance booking is essential.   Just send an e-mail to to reserve your space.   You can just pay when you turn up, though.

Oh and if you've any questions, just drop a line ot the same e-mail address.

All the best and hope to see you soon