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Devon Area AGM

My final Ramblers’ AGM of the season was that of Devon Area at Dartington Hall. Continue reading

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Prelude in Moor Pond Woods

My fourth Ramblers’ AGM of the season was Nottinghamshire Area‘s, held in Papplewick, north of Nottingham.  It was during a cold spell and I could not safely get there in time for the morning walk, but I arrived early at … Continue reading

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The Ramblers’ Shirburn Hill rally

Twenty years ago 2,500 Ramblers rallied on Shirburn Hill, Oxfordshire, to celebrate the government’s decision to legislate for freedom to roam. Continue reading

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A memorable day

Twenty years ago today we celebrated the government’s announcement that it would legislate for public access. Continue reading

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Remembering Betty Coles

My friend Betty Coles from Little Harrowden in Northamptonshire died in December aged 88. Her son Michael spoke about her at her funeral in January. Continue reading

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Matchless Maurice

Maurice Tebbutt, who has died aged 88, was a leading light in the Northamptonshire Ramblers for half a century. Continue reading

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Graham: a vanguard at the front

‘We used to call him Jeeves’, said the man next to me at Graham Butler’s funeral, a former work colleague of Graham’s.  I had to think for a second as I had never called him Jeeves, then it clicked.  Actually … Continue reading

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