Events of the 2018

The Annual General Meeting was held on Monday 5th March 2018 at Hartford Hall Hotel, School Lane, Hartford.  


AGM Agenda


1.   Welcome/Apologies/Minutes from last year


2.   Financial Activity - Treasurer's Report.


3.   Walks - Walk Co-ordinator's Report.


4.   Photographic Competition Results for 2017 - see separate page.  


5.   Annual Events for 2018. 

The Residential Weekend Away will be to Skipton. Other events will include the Day Trip by Coach, a Treasure Hunt, the End of Season Dinner, and the Photographic Competition.


It was agreed that this year's Sponsored Walk would be in aid of the development of the Garden for Dementia patients at Leighton Hospital.  


6.   Appointment of Officials.  The following are prepared to continue in post:

            Treasurer - John Freeman.

            Walk Co-ordinator - Denise Davies.

            Web Editor - Jean Pritchett.

            Secretary - Catherine Freeman wishes to retire but has agreed to continue. 


7.   Any Other Business.

Unfortunately the car park at the Bulls Head can no longer be used to leave cars when sharing transport for Sunday walks or on the day of the coach trip.  It was therefore agreed that future car shares should be     arranged individually by the walk leaders  with details included in the walk description on the website.  Or walkers should make their own arrangements to car share. 


An alternative would be to make Hartford Hall the starting point for walks as there is a large car park that is always open and the landlady suggested that cars could be parked neatly in the bottom car park, but please don't impede residents' or patrons' cars.  The Spar shop/garage in Davenham is also willing to allow cars to be parked behind the premises but the shop needs to be notified in advance to make sure that the car park is unlocked.  Will walk leaders therefore please indicate transport arrangements and starting points for each walk in the description for the website.    



Walking in 2018.      


The formal walking season started with Dave's birthday walk on Marh 11th and ended in mid November with a very well supported walk around the waterways of Marple that was arranged by Gill Horne.  The walks that we enjoyed during 2018 are listed on the walking dates page together with the leaders.  Photographs are shown on numerous pages at the end of the website.  


It is hoped that leaders will arrange informal walks during the winter months and these will be advertised in The Guardian and on the walks page of this website.  Details will also be circulated to members by email.  


Our sponsored walk was held on 26th August 2018 and was arranged by Denise Davies and centred around Parkgate on the Wirral coast.  Weatherwise it could not have been wetter, but in spite of relatively low attendance we were pleased to raise £563.50 for Denise to present to the Dementia Appeal for Leighton Hospital.