Category Archives: campaigns

Fifty years in England

Fifty years ago today my friend George Laurence, now an eminent QC, first stepped on English soil. He was born and brought up in Pretoria, South Africa.  On 10 September 1969, a 22-year old, he boarded the SA Vaal in … Continue reading

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John Humphrys, the terrier

As john Humphrys retires from presenting Today I recall an interview with him in 2000 regarding the blocked footpath Framfield 9. Continue reading

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Posty Bob is 90

Happy birthday to my good friend, Northamptonshire Rambler Bob Coles, who is 90 today. Continue reading

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Fury at Fawley Court

Pressure is mounting on Bucks County Council to replace the missing footbridge at Fawley Court, near Henley. Continue reading

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Costa Verde?

It is horrifying that Lima’s Costa Verde is anything but green and is blighted with development Continue reading

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Devon Ramblers’ golden day

I joined Devon Ramblers to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Farewell Len

Len Clark, a great figure in our movement, has died aged 103. We shall remember him with affection and admiration. Continue reading

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