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Memorial Ceremony for David Waterstone

David Waterstone, onetime Chairman of Avon Area Ramblers passed away on 30th September 2014. David did an immense amount of work for the Ramblers both in administration, as Footpaths Secretary and in setting up the Path Wardens Scheme. A fuller appreciation can be found in the Spring 2015 edition of Avon Area News.

The Bath Group Path Wardens Team installed a plaque in his memory on the riverside footpath at Batheaston, a path which David was instrumental in saving. David’s widow, Sandra, unveiled the plaque on 13th March 2015 in a ceremony attended by some twenty Bath Group members. Tributes were paid by David Butterworth – Bath Path Wardens Team, John Robertson – Ranger for BaNES and Ron Phelps – Chairman of the Path Wardens Sub-Committee, to which Sandra graciously responded.

The gathering then walked “David’s Path” to the toll bridge and returned on the new path on the other side of the River.

 

Memorial plaque

The plaque in Welsh slate which has a resonance with David’s previous role as a highly regarded Chairman of the Welsh Development Agency.

 

John Robertson address the meeting

John Robertson address the meeting.

 

David Butterworth recalls working alongside David with the Bath Path Wardens Team.

David Butterworth recalls working alongside David with the Bath Path Wardens Team.

 

Sandra Waterstone thanks Bath Group members for their recognition of David’s contribution to the Ramblers.

Sandra Waterstone thanks Bath Group members for their recognition of David’s contribution to the Ramblers.

 

 The riverside location of David’s plaque.

The riverside location of David’s plaque.

 

Sandra unveils the plaque.

Sandra unveils the plaque.

 

 Members set off on the short memorial walk.

Members set off on the short memorial walk.

 

The walk passes the tollbooth at Batheaston.

The walk passes the tollbooth at Batheaston.

 

Ron Phelps March 2015

2015-16 Honorary Officers of Avon Area (and vacancies)

New Honorary Officers of the Area were elected at the 2015 AGM on 7th February.

We are still looking for a Publicity Officer (please read the job description for more information) and we also have vacancies for a couple of representatives of individual members.

The Planning and Environment sub-committee needs someone who is interested in issues in Bath & North East Somerset.

If you are interested (or know someone who might be) please contact the new Area Chairman, Kevin (Mac) McNicholas, or the new Area Secretary, Susan Carter. You can send them a message via the Contacts page.

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