The Fernhurst Society
Newsletter no 25, August
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
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
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
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.