May Update

News from BSDFA

SUNDAY WALKS:  all Leaving at 10.00am                                                                                      5/6 miles 

07 May 2017  Allens Green, Queens Head-Park along the verge opposite. GridRef: TL455169. Postcode CM21 0LS

21 May 2017  Standon Church, Park in the Street. GridRef: TL396222. Postcode SG11 1LB

04 June 2017 Duton Hill, Three Horseshoes PH.                                                  GridRef: TL605268. Postcode CM6 2DY

18 June 2017 Ugley, Chequers PH – Park in BACK car park.                               GridRef: TL514306. Postcode CM22 6HZ

Hello Everyone.

We need a volunteer Leader for the 1st October. Volunteers, please contact Peter Hales or myself to offer yourself!!

Members of the Footpaths Assn.  marked its 60th anniversary in March 2017 by holding their AGM on a Saturday afternoon at the Rhodes Centre. A great venue. Following the AGM formalities an anniversary display was unveiled by John Turner, the nephew of William H Turner, and a founding member of the Association and former Chairman of the Association. John regaled members with tales of his uncle’s military exploits during WW1 and his days living in Bishop’s Stortford.

Members were then given the opportunity to view this display which consisted of six frames, one representing each decade, obtained from the stored documentation of members and which included photographs, maps and papers. The display was a really excellent archive, covering 60 years of walking interest in and around Bishop’s Stortford, and was collected, and collaged by the dedication of two determined and exacting persons, Sylvia Hayes and Phoebe Taplin.

The following day, Sunday 19th March, the  the celebrations continued when  we organised a walk tracing the route of the opening walk in our first walks booklet which was published in 1960. Over 20 members, guests and several dogs assembled outside the Nags Head in Dunmow Road for a circular walk via Bedlars Green and Great Hallingbury. The weather was kind to us and a good time was had by all. Here’s to the next 60 years!

My very great thanks to Dave Webber,  Chairman of the Association for writing this month’s article – I was sadly still in problems, this time with both wrists.

Daphne Wallace-Jarvis, Bishop’s Stortford and District Footpaths Association  BSDFA

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Left to right:  Dave Webber(Chairman), John Turner(Speaker), Sylvia Hayes(Secretary), Peter Hales(Walks + Newsletter), Maggy Rapley(Membership), Bob Dean(Treasurer).

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