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Obituary for Rene Bent (Wallis)

The death of Rene Bent  at the age of  94 has been reported to us.
She was the husband of Norman who was  a past Chairman of KDRC and they were both long time members during the period spanning the 1970's/2000's.
In later days Rene was a member of the Strollers and it had been her intention to join our 80th celebration in March but was prevented from doing so by a fall.
Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  June 01, 2017 14:44  under General

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Thursday 1st June 2017 Walk Report.

20 walkers including one visitor Erica with her dog Bertie set off from the Dukes at Wooford amidst brilliant sunshine which persisted for the whole walk along with real summery temperaturs. Our route took us through the village then across the fields and the River Nene to Denford.On passing the churchyard a CWGC headstone  for a member of the Northamptonshire Regiment dated 1916 was noted. 
We then crossed the fields to Ringstead and paused for our banana break by Kinewell Lake.
Skirting the lake we made for Willy Watts Mill and crossed the old Northampton to Peterborough railway line and made our way back to Woodford where we were joined by Ann R for an excellent lunch which at only £6  for a main course offered superb value.
Author's note: In the churchyard at Woodford there is also a lone CWGC headsone marking the resting place of a member of the Royal Flying Corps dated 1917. If any one can shed any light as to the circumstances of this grave and the one at Denford I would be most interested to find out.
Our thanks to Sue and Peter H for organising and leading the walk and extra thanks for their Herculean efforts in clearing away nettles etc prior to the walk so that wearers of shorts remained unstung.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  June 01, 2017 14:25  under Walk Reports

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SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

Saturday 20th May Walk Report.

A selct group of 7 walkers set off from the Wharf Inn at Welford for a 6 mile canal walk. The weather was dry and sunny with the odd shower. A total of five boats were seen on the canal.
As the group turned for the return leg they couldn't hear themselves think for the noise of the sheep being separated from their lambs. 400 in all according to the farmer's wife. Continuing with the livestock theme they also saw the prize bull and Stuffy the one eyed Shetland pony which all made for interesting converation along the towpath on the way back.
On returning to the Wharf they were joined by Sue and Peter H and Dorothy W for lunch which everyone enjoyed. Our gastronomic correspondent says she can reccommend the flat iron steak which she says melted in her mouth.
Thanks to John A  for organising and leading the walk and to Julie S for acting as back marker and gastronomic reporter.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  May 21, 2017 15:39  under Walk Reports

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THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017

Thursday May 18th Walk Report.

A small group of 16 including Pam, a potential new member, set off from The Montague Arms in Barnwell for a five mile walk.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

The day before it had rained continuously and, although the rain was needed, it was a pleasure to walk in the warm sun with no wind.  The rain had made the going a little sticky in parts necessitating a paddle in the ford in Barnwell at the end to clean the boots up a bit.  We walked through several fields where the farmers had made a good job of instating the footpaths through the crops.  The views were spectacular and the clear weather allowed us to see a considerable distance.

Food back at the pub was promptly and efficiently served.  Being a small group we were all sat on one long table where there was considerable amount of banter!  Hugh and Margaret joined us for the lunch which was all very social. 

Thanks to Robert and Rosemary for leading two walks in a row.
Also thanks to Sue H for providing this report as the normal author was absent at a funeral.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  May 18, 2017 16:18  under Walk Reports

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SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017

Saturday 6th may 2017 Walk Report.

8 of us including one visitor ( Julie P and her canine companion Patrick) set off from the Red Lion at Broughton in what were for the time of year pretty miserable conditions i.e dull, drizzling with a cold wind.
The weather was so miserable it reminded the chairman of mid-summer in Scotland.
However nothing daunted we set off on what proved to be an interesting and enjoyable six mile walk over tracks, pastures and some cultivated fields which due to the recent dry weather were mud free.
En route the weather improved to such an extent that waterproofs were discarded and such is the fickle hand of fate that 10 minutes later it started drizzling again.
We returned to the Red Lion where a most enjoyable and reasonably priced lunch was had by all.
Our thanks are due to John A and Julie S for organising and leading a very enjoyable walk.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  May 07, 2017 10:57  under Walk Reports

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