02 Jul 2020 | Radical Stroud

WALKING THE THAMES TO LONDON #7

Raising Funds for the Trussell Trust In association with the cyclists’ group from The Prince Albert Oxford to Abingdon 11 miles A swollen, turbid, fast flowing river; blackthorn blossom; osiers, rushes and willows half-drowned; many trees down with ...

13 May 2020 | Radical Stroud

WALKING THE THAMES TO LONDON #5

Raising Funds for the Trussell Trust In association with the cyclists’ group from The Prince Albert Lechlade to Newbridge 16 miles I walked past Shelley’s Close by the Church … Where Shelley wrote his ‘Summer Evening Churchyard’, Crossed the bridg...

13 May 2020 | Radical Stroud

Some say Incompetent, Some say Criminal

Dominic Raab, knowing that a week is a long time in politics, has said that “Now is not the time to commit to an inquiry”. He knows that the government’s actions and inaction have led to needless loss of life. We believe that the government must answ...

23 Mar 2020 | Radical Stroud

Virtual Walking

KEEP FIT WHEN SELF-ISOLATING by pretending to walk the Thames to London. Join me for a virtual walk and measure your steps inside your house. As many of you know, I have been walking the river piecemeal towards London to raise funds for the Trussell Tr...

18 Mar 2020 | Radical Stroud

WALKING THE THAMES TO LONDON #2

Raising Funds for the Trussell Trust In association with the cyclists’ group from The Prince Albert So here I am walking from Walbridge in Stroud, Along the Thames and Severn Canal, To Trewsbury Mead and the source of the Thames, The prologue to m...

26 Feb 2020 | Radical Stroud

WALKING THE THAMES TO LONDON #1

Raising Funds for the Trussell Trust In association with the cyclists group from The Prince Albert I'm walking the Thames to London, Not in linear sequence: Flooding prevents that - But in an act of near nominative determinism, I present the famo...

20 Feb 2020 | Radical Stroud

Radical Stroud Walks programme 2020

Some walks confirmed – others will have dates confirmed on this website – others more tentative – walkers may need to check social media etc or Good on Paper for precise details. After discussing it with Radical Stroud members, we can’t do Saturdays, I...

08 Feb 2020 | Radical Stroud

TOADSMOOR WALK

Friday 17th January 2020 Radical Stroud Walk The Descent of the the Toadsmoor Valley: From Bisley Church to Brimscombe Port (and thence via the canal towpath to Stroud) Approximately 4 miles. Mostly footpaths. Some styles and steep descents. Cer...

11 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Liberal Democratic Fascism

When the Daily Express and the Daily Mail tried to control The Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, back in the thirties, He commented in his masculine way: ‘What the proprietorship of these newspapers is aiming at is power, But power without responsib...

11 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Tactical Voting and Conscience

Green Principles, Pragmatism and stopping the Tories in Stroud There are those who say that when they cast their vote, They have to vote according to their conscience, To their ‘principles’, Rather than pragmatically or tactically, Rejecting any i...

09 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Stroud’s Political Spectrum

Stroud’s Spectrum The colours of Stroud’s spectrum are not what they seem: Vote Red: Get Green. And this you know is true: Vote Green: Get Blue. It’s not some fictive story: Vote Green: Get Tory. So keep it real and serene: Vote Red: Get Green...

09 Dec 2019 | Radical Stroud

Jolly Well Vote Labour

Jolly Well Vote Labour: A New Christmas Carol Oh for a new Charles Dickens classic: Jolly Well Vote Labour – No more of that Bob Cratchit toasting Scrooge: "Mr. Scrooge!... I'll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!" – In the most comple...

11 Nov 2019 | Radical Stroud

History But Not As You Did In School

Did you get bored in your history lessons? Endless facts and dates. A dreary litany. Prehistoric Britain … The Romans … Those Anglo-Saxons and those Vikings … Then came the Normans … WELL HERE’S A NEW APPROACH A RADICAL RETHINK Questioning wha...

11 Mar 2019 | Radical Stroud

Spring Equinox Walk

On Wednesday 20th March 2019, to mark the Spring Equinox, Radical Stroud will carry out a Walk to Circumnavigate the Arlingham Peninsula. There is much to note, remark on and celebrate on the way - Estuarine myths and legends; Ivor Gurney [who sailed...

13 Jan 2019 | Radical Stroud

WEA Radical History Course

I am delighted to say that I shall be running a short course of four sessions in February and early March on Radical History. The course will be held in Stroud. Full details on this link: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/2018/courseinfo.aspx?r=...