Category Archives: Obituary

Activist Anne Wilks’s centenary

Anne Wilks, an activist for paths and greens in East Kent, would have been 100 today, 9 November. Continue reading

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John Underhill-Day, all-round naturalist

I pay tribute to my friend John Underhill-Day, an excellent all-round naturalist, who has died aged 74. Continue reading

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Peter Melchett, access champion

Peter Melchett, Ramblers’ vice-president, has died aged 70. He was a champion of access who created public paths on his farm in Norfolk. Continue reading

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Gerald McGuire’s century

Today, 12 July, would have been campaigner Gerald McGuire’s 100th birthday. Continue reading

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Jerry Pearlman, the ramblers’ advocate

My friend Jerry Pearlman, the Ramblers’ former honorary solicitor who campaigned for paths and the right to roam, has died aged 84. Continue reading

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Centenary of the inscrutable Lis Hawkins

Lis Hawkins, defender of Dartmoor, would have been 100 on 29 October 2017. Continue reading

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Nancy Balfour, my spirited aunt

My aunt, Nancy Balfour, died 20 years ago on 29 August. Here are some memories. Continue reading

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