Walk in memory of Don Bolton and Sylvia Nagarkar

Sat 22nd Sep 2018

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
15 or 7.5ml.
Start Time
Guildford (Waterloo 09.00 arr 09.33 fast train)

Circular route with lunch at Shamley Green

General Notes

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Walk in Memory of Don Bolton and Sylvia Nagarkar, Saturday 22nd September 2018
24 walkers and a dog, 15 miles - leaders Godfrey O'Callaghan and Paul Lawrence
Walkers from the London group and Surrey area met at Guildford for a walk to remember Don and Sylvia. Paul Lawrence led the walk and provided historic references. Both Sylvia and Don had been enthusiastic workers for the cause and this rubbed off on many. Family members were present to join the walk. We chose popular paths in the area that both Don and Sylvia enjoyed walking on for both the scenic qualities and the hilly terrain. The weather didn't promise much other than rain but it did stay dry for a couple of hours. That was enough to get to St Martha's Church where we gathered for people to share their memories of two founder members of the London Group. As it turned out, the spot was also the place where ashes of Don had been scattered. With the rain gradually becoming more organised we headed for lunch at Shamley Green at the welcoming Bricklayers Arms, on the way passing through the quiet hamlet of Blackheath. Lunch over, some chose to head back to Guildford by public transport whilst others walked back using the Greensand Way and Wey-South Path. A different kind of walk but one for walking folk in memory of walking folk that had given of themselves for the the group we have today. Eulogies of both Don and Sylvia can be found on the London group website. Thanks to Paul for leading, to Gail and John Elrick for advice and to Godfrey O'Callaghan and Dave Williams for the route (and selfless reconnoitre of pubs in the area).
Report by Godfrey O'Callaghan. Photographs by Godfrey O'Callaghan & Paul Lawrence - some taken in better weather on the recces.



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