Talk the Walk

Fred HammondGeneral

Posted by GordonP Mon, December 10, 2018 17:31:25

Fred's funeral will take place on Thursday 27 December at 2.30pm. The service will be at All Saints Ecclesall Church Ringinglow Rd S11 7PP. There will be a private cremation afterwards.

Gordon

Fred HammondGeneral

Posted by TonyA Thu, December 06, 2018 17:49:15

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Fred HammondGeneral

Posted by GordonP Thu, December 06, 2018 08:32:24

It is with regret that I am letting you know that Fred Hammond has died aged 87. Fred was a long term Wednesday walker until approximately 2013 when he was 82. He died at home, apparently in his sleep, towards the end of last week.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be made. When the details are known I will put them on the Blog.

Gordon Pursglove



Wed Xmas lunchGeneral

Posted by angela Sun, November 25, 2018 19:41:39

John has just contacted me to say that the Malin Bidge Inn will provide an identical menu to his first choice except that there will be cheescake instead of sticky toffee pudding.

I wil assume that anyone who previously ordered sticky toffee is happy with the replacement unless they say otherwise. This will have to be very quickly say by teatime Monday 26th since the pub is asking for menu orders.

Angela

Meeting on November 27th Fixit

Posted by Jan Thu, November 22, 2018 18:49:02

The meeting with Terry Howard will be at 10.30 in the car park in Low Bradfield. I gather we are going to look at and discuss the jobs on the Bradfield Heritage Trail. Volunteers from Doncaster are joining us. There are 7 of us coming.
Our regular fixit on December 3rd is a return to the site off Stubbin Lane.

Tony and Sam want us to tamp down the turf we removed in order to expose the coffin trail. They are bringing tampers to do the job.
They want us to make the path wide enough for 2 people to pass!

I think we might divide into 2 groups,one tamping and the other starting work on the next field.

Please bring all the usual digging tools and if you have anytamping tools, bring them.

I have booked a table at The Old Horn, High Bradfield for us to have a Xmas meal/drink for 1.30





Miles of StilesWalks comments

Posted by DaveJ Thu, November 22, 2018 12:36:57

Hi Everyone who was on the walk yesterday.

I am glad we all made the 16:00 or earlier bus (except Leonie & David who wanted to sample the local hostelries). Thanks to Ian for letting the driver know that a final group was on its way. The last group got to the bus at exactly 16:00 so if the very obliging driver had not been forewarned we may have seen a back view of it disapearing along the road.

Several of you wondered how many stiles we went over. Counting the field boundaries we crossed I make it 38. Given that we had almost no gates, I can only think of one that I have accounted for, I think the figure is about right. We also had a few 'super stiles' which gave us all problems and really slowed things down. With 21 walkers the delays really mount up even though we tried to avoid bunching by heading straight to the next stile each time.

It would be interesting to do some timing of stiles. 15 seconds per person would mean 5 minutes per stile for a group of 20. If we head off to the next stile as we did yesterday then the back of the group will be at least 5 minutes behind as we found. In practice it was a mixture with both bunching delays and a trail of walkers. Perhaps we need a White Peak correction to the Naismith algorithm to take stiles into account.

Dave





Meeting re Bradfield Heritage ProjectFixit

Posted by Jan Sun, November 18, 2018 20:28:27

Terry Howard would like a meeting with the Fixit team on either 27th Tuesday or 28th Wednesday in Bradfield. It would be from 10 am to 3 pm including lunch. It is to discuss the Bradfield Heritage Project, and there may be other volunteers from Doncaster coming. Please phone me in the next 2 days to tell me which day you prefer and/or whether you are available. 07811161980 Regards, Jan

November 5th MondayFixit

Posted by Jan Mon, October 29, 2018 14:41:30

Decision made not to do pathwork/bridge work along Lodge Moor path following a reccy with Tony.

So! Something a bit different on Monday. We could call it a reclamation! Or even an archeological dig!

The work will be exposing an old 'coffin route' and just seeing whats hidden below the grass and brambles. We will try to find out more about it from local historians. If anyone fancies researching, that would be great!

The path is a right of way above the Loxley Road.

To get there go up Loxley Road, turn right past the Loxley Nurseries and continue until a turn onto Stubbing Lane. Follow up this lane until you see a dirt/farm track off to the left on a bend.

Go carefully to avoid ruts until you see a footpath sign on your left hand side. Parking on the grass to the right of the track.

Bring digging tools, spades, pick axes etc.

See you there between 9.45 and 10