The club has been contacted by St Nicholas Hospice, Bury, to ask if we have any members who are willing to act as marshals on their walk from Nowton Park to Clare , to be held on Sunday May 13th.
For more information, or to offer your services, please contact Charlie on 01284 715599.
The next Thursday walk will be on May 17th, 2018, starting from The Five Bells, Cavendish at 10:00. The organiser is Jerry Pavey. His telephone number is 01440 703311. The will be a short walk of about 5k, and a longer walk of about 10k.
Anyone wishing to share transport should meet in the cul-de-sac outside Ray’s house at 9:30.
Walkers ready for the walk:
Rest period – and time to admire the newly born lambs:
Bluebells in the woods:
The first summer series walk will be on Monday 21st May, starting from The memorial Hall, Roxwell. CM1 4PD. The organiser is Peter Addison. His telephone number is 01708 250841. The starting time for this walk is 5.00 p.m. There is no parking at the nearby pub, The Chequers, but it will be open for drinks. The distance is 10k, but a shorter walk will also be available.
Despite the threat of rain, a most enjoyable walk and meal was enjoyed by members.
The next Thursday Walk will be on April 19th, 2018, starting from Assington Barns, near Sudbury. The post code is CO10 5LW. The organisers are Pat and Ray Shanks. Their telephone number is 01440 762198. There will be a 5k and 10k walk.
Anyone wishing to share transport should meet in the cul-de-sac outside Ray’s house at 9:15.
Just before the outbreak of The First World War, Rupert Brooke volunteered for active service. He was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Navy volunteer reserves. He was sent to Belgium, where he came under heavy bombardment during the retreat from Antwerp. On his return from Antwerp, toward the end of 1914, he wrote his most famous poem, The Soldier, and the immortal lines:
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.
In February 1915,. Brooke was ordered to The Dardanelles, a strait between Europe and Turkey, for The Gallipoli Campaign, planned for the spring. However, during the journey. he contracted blood poisoning from an insect bite, and he died on a ship in The Aegean Sea, and was buried in an olive grove on the Greek island of Skyros.
This is a small 16th century building enclosing a 19th century parish pump. It has a conical roof and a surrounding parapet. There is a narrow entrance on the west side of the structure and the interior is circular.
You will pass this on the Bury St Edmunds Cathedral WW1 Walk.
The Font was designed by George Gilbert Scott in 1870, constructed on a medieval shaft. The covering is a memorial to those men of the parish of St. James’s Bury St. Edmunds, who died in The First World War. The decoration was added in 1960.