Forty Miles of Bad Road


Possibly an overstatement, but if you are old enough you will recall the Duane Eddy Rock and Roll hit from yesteryear of that title.

OK, it wasn’t forty miles, but certainly a meaningful attempt at clocking up miles for charity by Prince Michael of Kent Lodge, No. 9120.

The walk was very well supported and those from Prince Michael of Kent Lodge included W. Bro John Briggs, Provincial Grand Charity Steward, who completed the walk after having had a recent knee replacement, W. Bro Paul Lowery and W. Bro Alf Buck.

After the preceding years successful walk it was more of the same for those participants who on Sunday 30th June took to the streets of London.

Strictly, one might say that they took to the streets of Middlesex as, believe it or not, Covent Garden was in the County of Middlesex. So, Grand Lodge was in Middlesex at one stage.


On a beautiful sunny day starting at Grand Lodge, Great Queen’s Street, the walk took in a number of famous sites of interest including the Strand, 10 Adam Street and then a quick hop over to the Surrey side to Lambeth including MI5 HQ with a return to the Middlesex side and the Houses of Parliament, Middlesex Guildhall, St James Park finishing up at Mark Masons’ Hall.


After the exertions of the day Bro Rajesh Shah of the Circle of Friendship Lodge, No. 7320 provided complimentary food and beverages at his restaurant “Bistro Vadouvan” in Putney, which overlooks the River Thames.

This perfect location rounded the day off well and just over £1,000 was raised for charity, which included The 2020 Festival, Cancer Research and Diabetes Charities.

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