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A Peculiarly Political Perambulation

Article by Helen Abbott Earlier this summer (2016), a small team was hard at work behind the scenes testing PACER, the LDWA's new on-the-day event management system. One day there was an unexpected moment of amusement. We were trying to think up names to give a few entrants in a test event. Someone…

Emergency 999 by SMS text message

Posted on 25 November 2010 by Tony Turton If you're out in a remote area and need to contact the emergency services it's possible you might not have a mobile phone signal. If your phone can't connect to your regular network it's worth trying to call 999 or 112 anyway because all networks will carry…

Memoirs of Checkpoint 14 – May 2010

Loch Kennard, 92 miles into the Heart of Scotland 100 Well here we all are at about 6.00 pm on Sunday 30th May, all relaxed and happy with about 100 walkers already through and eagerly anticipating a Thames Valley entrant. However 24 hours earlier it was a different story! 5.30 pm, Saturday May…

Pam & Alf’s Recipe for Scrunch

Posted on 11 June 2010 by Tony Turton Recipe for Scrunch 4 oz butter 2 oz sugar (Demerara) 1 ˝ tablespoons golden syrup 2 oz desiccated coconut 2 oz cornflakes 2 oz porridge oats 2 oz self raising flour Method Melt butter, sugar, syrup. Remove from heat and add coconut, cornflakes, porridge oats…

Nuts in May

A poem celebrating the Wessex 100 (May 2009)   NUTS IN MAY   When I was younger, I used to run, It kept me fit and was lots of fun. With injured legs the joy diminished, Until at last it had to be finished. What could I find to replace this passion, walking's like running - well, after a…

Origins of the TV Group

December 2008 On my Shinfield walk a few weeks ago a few of us discussed the possible origins of the Thames Valley group. What I know comes from meeting Bob Ford a year or so ago, when he handed me a note book that recorded the first TV walk on 1st Feb 1976, followed by the first group meeting on…

The TVLDWA Gate - August 2008

Last year the Thames Valley Group agreed to “donate a gate” under a scheme run by the Chiltern Society which aims to make access to the countryside easier for people with disabilities, with wheelchairs or pushchairs, or those just not as agile and steady on their feet as they used to…