Tag Archives: Ramblers

Remembering Alan Howard

Alan Howard, who pioneered Rail Ramblers, would have been 97 today. He is remembered with affection. Continue reading

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For want of a footbridge

A 150-strong rally of Henley residents and others called for the missing footbridge on Fawley footpath 12 to be replaced. Continue reading

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A countrystride down the Eden

The story of my podcast for Countrystride, in the Eden valley, with Mark Richards and Helen Millican. Continue reading

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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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Posty Bob is 90

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

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Hitting the Herefordshire Trail

I joined my friends for another stretch of the Herefordshire Trail, from Leominster to Hatfield. Continue reading

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Small stature, big heart

David Hunt, whom I knew through the Ramblers, died in July aged only 77.  Despite his illness he was active to the end.  In August I went to his funeral at Lambley in Nottinghamshire and met his three sons, Wes, … Continue reading

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