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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018


Funeral arrangements.



The funeral of Hugh Bauchop will take place at Kettering Crematorium at 2.00pm on Tuesday 13th February.

The funeral of John Sellers will take place at 3.00pm on Wednesday 7th February at Kettering Crematorium.

Would members reading this post please spread the information to other club members?

posted by CHANGERINGER on  February 01, 2018 21:30  under Special Occasions


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018


Thursday 25th january Walk Report.



22 walkers assembled in the car park of the Wharf Inn at Welford on an almost spring like morning which made a change from the recent rain and strong winds.

A minutes silence was led by Julie S to mark the sad passing of Hugh B and John S who were both members of the club.

We walked up through the village and onto a hard track for a short distance before walking on a number of field edges which following the recent rains exhibited a high degree of squelchiness.

On cresting a rise a superb view down to the canal was observed.

On joining the canal towpath we headed in the direction of Leicester. During our banana break an appeal for walk leaders to fill gaps in the Thursday calendar was made by Rosemary W.
This was followed by an impromptu rendition of " Happy Birthday" in honour of Julie S's birthday.

The canal was followed via the Welford Arm back to the pub where we were joined for lunch by Ann R.
The Wharf provides roast dinners at very reasonable prices and the beef was much favoured by the group.
Thanks to John A for leading the walk and to Julie S for acting as back marker on a really nice walk.


posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 25, 2018 16:44  under Walk Reports


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018


John Sellers.



It is my sad duty to report that John Sellers died suddenly yesterday.
Our thoughts are with Val and his family at this incredibly sad time. 
Funeral arrangmets will be posted as soon as known. 

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 17, 2018 9:48  under General


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018


Hugh Bauchop.



It is my sad duty to report that Hugh Bauchop has passed away in Kettering General Hospital.
Hugh was a stalwart of the club and will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with  his wife Margaret and his daughter at this very sad time.

No details of funeral arrangements are available at the moment but will be posted as soon as they become available.

posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 17, 2018 9:40  under General


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MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018


Thursday Walk Leaders Required.



We only have leaders for Thursday walks up to the 22nd of February which isn't all that far away.
So if you want to keep walking we need leaders to come forward. If you can help please contact Rosemary W on 01536 746173.


posted by CHANGERINGER on  January 15, 2018 15:04  under General


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