About SIXTY YEARS AGO the West Ham Group met every Wednesday evening in West Ham for their Club Night, then at weekends off we would go! Off we went to Cudham, Nazeing, Kemsing, High Roding, Saffron Walden and many more hostels that we visited. Those were happy days. Let's continue to enjoy the countryside at every oportunity. Also let's pass on the idea of youth hostelling to younger folk, they have the world out there to explore.
September 26, 2019
September 18, 2019
March 17, 2019
May 23, 2018
April 27, 2018
CUDHAM Youth Hostel 1951 to 1965.
Near Sevenoaks, Kent.
The hostel opened on 22nd March 1951. It closed on 31st December 1965. The West Ham YHA Group had a number of weekends here and often had their Christmas Party there. The Wardens Elsie and Arthur were always very helpful and some of our best times were had at the Hostel.
April 27, 2017
November 3, 2016
July 26, 2015
Christmas Party. Cudham Hostel:1959 from West Ham YHA Group on Vimeo.
December 1959 - a Christmas Party at Cudham Hostel. The pictures number just a few, the warden Elsie is seen here in one photo looking at a present we bought her, it was a book we think.
Those were the days, 57 years ago now in 2016.