2019 AGM

Saturday 26th Jan

Seven folk met at 08:30am Kings Chamber Thorne for the 11ish miles pre AGM walk.

We left the Kings chamber to walk towards the Omega factory and found the River Don bank.

We followed the bank towards Stainforth, once we hit the flood defences a dog walkers ‘ladder’ was fond to scale the heights. We then proceeded along the Stainforth and Keadby Canal from the East Bank rd. Once we were at Bramwith Bridge we found the impressive civil engineering work of the Aqueduct. This Aqueduct took the new junction Canal over the River Don.

Crossing the Aqueduct along a desperate gangway we followed the New Junction Canal to Bramwith and found the Church for elevenses.

Returning to Thorne we took the other side of the Don bank all the way to Fishlake and their impressive church. Back along the river we found the green lanes of the Thorne round walk that took us to the Jubilee Bridge and back to Thorne for the AGM.

Three more folk met us at the Kings Chamber for the AGM.

AGM news

Secretary’s Report: As Aaron is standing as Sec he thanked all the Walk Leaders for their work during last year.

He thanked all who travelled to Kent to support Little Holland by the Sea. Up the Millers!!

Walk Secretary’s Report: A good programme had been put together for 2019 with a few figure of Eight Routes.

Treasurers Report: with Pete not present a copy of the accounts were given out, the club funds are in a healthy position.

Election of Officers:

William Palmer informed members that he intended to stand down as Chairman. After 14 years he felt unable to continue with this demanding role. Following discussion Sally Buck agreed to take on the post as a temporary measure.

The following was agreed:

                Chairman:           Sally Buck

                Secretary:           Aaron Hookway

                Treasurer:           Peter Poppy

                Minute Sec:        Vacant

                Walk Coordinator:           Aaron Hookway

                Merchandise Officer: Bev Hookway


2019 100 checkpoint – Allenheads Outdoor Centre dale - 82 mile checkpoint

Accommodation is available at the Outdoor Centre and beds acquired.

To travel to the venue under own steam.

Aaron is to lead a short walk around the area on Saturday afternoon

Saturday evening food would be available at local hostelry.

CP opens 5am Sunday to 1am Monday


Elsecar Skelter - This event does not appear in the Club’s diary. Following discussion it was agreed that this be put back into the walk diary.

The 3rd August was agreed, we need to move some marshals about

As well as it being a good fundraising event there was a unanimous agreement that help was out there to enable it to happen. The route would be checked.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 1.25pm