News & Stop Press

The Staffordshire Men                                  Posted 16th June 18
Sutton Coldfield Ramblers have a social on Friday September 7th at the Royal Sutton Coldfield Club on Jockey Road. We are hosting The Staffordshire Men, a bunch of folk singing blokes with a repertoire of local songs. Tickets are £10 for an evening of entertainment and a buffet. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8.00 start. Tickets are limited so get yours soon from Anita 07930 747155 or Colin 0121 382 1411
Further to July to Dec Programme                Posted 13th June 18
We are almost ready to publish. Ramblers will find that we need Coach Walk leaders for #October 14th. The final Sunday B walk of 2018 will be November 25. We still need B walk leaders for August 12 and September 30. And there is C walk vacancy now for September 16.
Let me know if you can offer to lead on any of those days. I have lots of Walks if you need guidance.
Colin Lowrey
July to December Programme                        Posted 2nd June 18
Attention Walk Leaders
Our July – December Programme is taking shape. There are a few opportunities to lead a walk of your choice. B walks needed on July 1, July 15, September 30, December 9 and December 16. C walks needed on September 16 and on October 7. And we have a coach booked for October 14…..but no venue or leaders yet. Ring me ASAP to secure your walk.
Colin Lowrey 382 1411 – Mobile 07773731105 or
Spring Break 2019 to Weston-Super-Mare       Posted 10th April 18
Pat Grainger is organising the spring break for 2019 to: Sandringham Hotel, 1-9 Victoria square, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1AN. Phone: 01934 624891 Website:
If you would like to go, first contact Pat Grainger on 0121 238 7756 or email:

The cost is £190. This is for coach travel, 4 nights at the Sandringham Hotel and 3 days walking (or sightseeing).
Parking Arrangements                                   Posted 12th Febuary 18
Parking arrangements for the Coach on Feb 25th have changed. The car park by Town School on Ebrook Road is no longer available for us. This is because Birmingham City Council, who have taken over completion of the work there from Carillion, wish to secure the entire site against a possible incursion by travellers.This means that the simplest parking solution for us all is to park at South Parade at a cost of £2.30. Colin is in regular contact with the Caretaker at Plantsbrook to make further arrangements with him when the situation changes
Autumn Break to Barmouth                          Posted 6th January 18
Rosie Power is arranging a 3 night break at the Min y Mor Hotel in Barmouth, 5th, 6th and 7th October.
The cost is £185 for twin or double and £209 for a single room.
Rooms are a little limited at this hotel, so first come, first served! A deposit of £20 is payable by 24th January.
If you would like to book please contact Rosie Power on 0121 580 9060 or Email
Sutton Coldfield Ramblers Polo Shirts   
Top quality Polo shirts with “Sutton Coldfield Ramblers” embroidered on the front and back.
Embroidered logo on front left top, slightly larger on the rear. The shirt & logo can be of any colour combination from the chart.
Sizes : extra small, small, medium, large, extra large. The shirts come in standard fit & ladies fit.
Cost : £14-40 each How to order :
See Bill Paskin at any of the social evenings, he will bring samples to these evenings.
or – Contact Bill Paskin by phone or email : 0121 384 5664 or
Remember to state the shirt size & fit plus the colour of shirt and logo.
Make cheques out to ‘Sutton Coldfield Ramblers’
Archive of past walks     Posted 21-01-2015
An archive containing details of past walks is now in operation. It can be accessed from a menu option on the top of the Walks Program page.  Currently the archive contains the 3 months of July/Aug/Sept 2014 (the new website only started in July 2014) but blocks of 3 months will be transferred to the archive & removed from the current walks menu over time.
Further details are on the Archive menu page.
Enlarging website text for easier reading  Posted 17-12-2014
Remember that if you need to make any website text easier to read, all browsers have a Zoom in & zoom out option.  The easiest way to do this is to hold down the Ctrl key & then tap the + key (make larger) or the – <minus> key (make smaller).
Picasa : How to resize photos for email – Video   Posted 29-11-2014
Picasa is a free program from Google that you can use to organize and edit digital photographs e.g. It assists in the resizing of photos ready for emailing.
I would like to encourage more members to send in photos from walks but occasionally the photos are tiny (not doing justice to the photographer) or they are excessively large (requiring multiple emails to be sent with <say> only 2 or 3 photos in each email).
A number of members use Picasa & I have therefore produced a short video to demonstrate how easy it is for Picasa users to adjust the size of photos that are to be sent by email. 
Click to see video: 
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This video will also soon be available within ‘Guidelines for Photographers’ from the ‘Documents & Policies’ menu.
Brian Downing

 Miscellaneous Notices :

Computer maintenance & repairs    top_button
Peter Fox (‘By George Computer Repairs’) offers an excellent discounted PC maintenance and repair  service to members of Sutton Coldfield Ramblers.
See more details at Peter’s ByGeorge Website   blue-right-arrow

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