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The Fernhurst Society

Newsletter no 25, August 2006


Events for the Autumn & Winter 2006

Sunday 3rd September Final Parish Boundary Walk
This final leg of the Boundary Walk, which started in 2003, will take us from Lower Lodge to Highbuilding. The walk will last about 2 hours and will again be ably led by Judith Turner. Please meet at the Crossfield Car Park at 1.45pm, where there should be sufficient transport taking everyone to the starting point.

Sunday 24th September – Summer Barbeque & Live Jazz Band
This is new event for the Society and this year replaces the traditional Christmas Party. Make the most of this different format as the societies’ main social event of the year. Note the BBQ venue has changed and will now be held at Vanlands, which is the first house on the left as you drive up Van Common Road. Time – 12.30pm.
A selection of BBQ delicacies plus salads, desserts and coffee will be included in the price of £15 per head. Background music is by the excellent Liphook based Super Swing Jazz Quartet. Bring your own bottle.
Non-members very welcome, so feel free to bring friends or relatives. However for catering purposes, we need to know numbers by 17th September, so please bring Elsie Waitt on via the Society's email to book your ticket.

Thursday 26th October – Film about the Dornier Crash on Friday’s Hill by Adam Koronka
Join us in the Village Hall at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) to see the film Adam has made about the plane crash which put Fernhurst in the headlines.

Thursday 23rd November AGM, followed by ‘Return to Everest’ – a talk and slide show by George Band
George Band was the youngest member of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953 led by John Hunt when Hillary and Tenzing reached the summit. George has been on many climbing expeditions and continues to climb modestly today. He has proved a popular lecturer and has written books about Everest and the Alpine club. In 1993, six of the original Everest team revisited the area and this forms the basis for George’s talk.

Our Chairman, Robin Barnes, can provide further details for all events and activities. Please call him on 654088 if you have any questions or suggestions.


Junior Fernhurst Society

Help to keep healthy - come and join in these fun nature walks and find out more about the area you live in. Walks are from 10am-12 noon.

Events for Autumn 2006:

Sat 16th September Fernhurst Blackberry picking
Sat 14th October Marley / Camelsdale Sweet chestnut harvest and roasting
Sat 18th November Older Hill / Redford Scramble

Parents MUST book beforehand with Sue Gibbon or Julia Roxan for each walk. When you book in you will be given details of starting and end points and times – we will not wait for you if you are not booked in!

Age range 5 – 10 year olds. Parents must accompany children aged 5 – 7 years. Parents of older children are strongly encouraged to join in too – it makes supervision much easier and the children enjoy having their parents there. Dogs are only permitted if on a lead. Children (and parents) should wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring own refreshments.
There is a one-off membership fee of £1 to join the Junior Society and a charge of 50p per child per walk to cover our administration costs.