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Ramble Leaders: As you will see from the latest programme, some of our planned rambles still require leaders. If you could fill one of the vacant slots by leading a ramble, Jill Turnbull would be pleased to hear from you. The Club gives leaders a cash supplement to defray costs and free coach travel on the day: every assistance will be given, so please help if you can.

Annual Subscription: The Club’s annual Membership Subscription of £10.00 was due at the A.G.M. If you have not yet paid your subscription, Jim Stonehouse will be pleased to receive it, either personally or by post (his address is on the Rambles Programme). 

Notice to members: 

The Annual General Meeting of the Club is to be held on the 12th February 2019 at St Olave’s Church Hall at 7.30 p.m.  Nomination forms for members to be elected on to the next Committee will be circulated around the coach prior to the meeting. New members for the Committee are always welcome. 

In order to gain an earlier arrival at the coach destination, there will be no set time for the coach to depart from Clarence Street.  Consequently, the coach may arrive at subsequent pick-up points earlier than previously experienced, will members joining the coach please allow for this. 

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Copies of the Club Constitution, Rules & G.D.P.R. information can be found on the website. 

'B' Party - March 2018

Following the presentation that Douglas G Hope (Researcher University of Cumbria) gave to the club we are very pleased to announce that Douglas has kindly produced an article which now appears on the website.

Thomas Arthur Leonard, who founded the Co-operative Holidays Association (CHA) in 1893 and the Holiday Fellowship (HF) in 1913, was described on his death in 1948 as the Father of the open-air holiday movement.  The article shows that this epitaph is no under-statement. (To read more please visit the CHA & HF Founder’ page).

Also see our
links page which can direct you to the Douglas Hope website.

(If after reading the article you would like to get in touch Douglas or request any additional information please
click here).