Sun 31st Oct, 1999
Forest of Bowland Walk
Leader: Derek Seddon, Catering by Pat Holt
Members Present: Alan Barber, Ken Beetham, Sue Brook, John Dobson, Jim & Sandy Gregson, Sheena Hendrie, A Hyde Jones, A L'pool Jones, Neville McMillan, Lester Payne, Alan Peck, Phil Ramsbottom, Dave Shotton, Dave Sumerfield, Jim Taylor, Chris Thickett, John Thorley, Pete Walker, Keith Williams, Dave Wylie and most important of all: Pat Holt.
Guests: Janice Barber, Roy & Jane Blackburn, Peter Blythin, Brian & Joyce Cosby, Patrick & Marion Dellow, Richard Holt, Chris Jones, Tony Taylor, Bob & Elsie Upton, Teddy Wood.
So, it seems everyone spotted the deliberate mistakes in the hand-out and nobody arrived either a day early or two hours late. Some congestion at The Hey was soon sorted out and greetings exchanged with faces from way back in the Jurassic age of the KMC before the congregation set off down the track in convivial mood. A truly sociable meet. Within minutes the mob had split into various parties, some taking the high route over Whitendale and Dunsop Head, some the lowland through the deer parks and hamlets and some through whatever middleground suited their purpose. Those with previous experience of Pat's cooking made a point of being back early, but the others weren't far behind. That spread was something to behold and remember, with the particular pleasure of sharing it with old friends from the distant past and a good turnout of present members. This was only the latest of many such parties thrown by Pat (assisted by Richard) for the Club down the years and to mark her 51st year of membership she was presented with a framed Heaton Cooper picture of Scafell from the Committee. Altogether, a very good day and a splendid official end to summer.
The meet starts at The Hey Farm, Newton - in - Bowland, nr Clitheroe, BB7 3EE by 9:30am. If we run out of parking space we can use the farm yard just down the lane. I have ordered very much better weather than last time and hope for a big turnout. A few of the old ex members are coming for the meal after the walk which will be around 5/6pm.
Derek is organising the walk which wont be to arduous - if we get a good day the views are superb.
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