Spirit of Kinder 2018
Some photos taken at the celebration that took place on the 21st April 2018 at the Friends Meeting House in Manchester.
Some of the guest speakers, from left to right: Yvonne Witter (Peak District Mosaic), Kate Ashbrook (Ramblers Chair), Margaret Manning (Manchester Area Chair), Maxwell Ayamba (Projects Manager for Sheffield Environmental Movement) and, standing, David Toft (Poet and Vice-Chair of Hayfield Parish Council). The other invited speakers were Jim Perrin (Rock Climber and Travel Writer) and Keith Warrender (Local Historian and Writer).
Attendees enjoyed informative displays at the back of the hall provided by the Ramblers, the National Trust, Peak District National Park, Sheffield Environmental Movement (SEM), Peak District Mosaic and the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).
The Ramblers' stand showed a selection of historical posters and information about the Trespass.
The Manchester Community Choir (Musical Director: Liz Powers) gave a wonderful performanace of songs which reflected the struggles of working people. The day culminated with a rousing community rendition of The Manchester Rambler led by local folk singer Jack Parker.
Notice of 2020 AGM
The 2020 AGM will take place on Saturday 21st March at Cross Street Chapel. To see the notice and agenda, go to the Publications page.
Don't Lose Your Way Campaign Promoted on TV by MAD Walkers
Two members of the MAD (Manchester and District) group were on Breakfast TV on Tuesday 11th February promoting the Ramblers' Don't Lose Your Way campaign. The 5-minute clip is available from Margaret Manning's Facebook page here.
Area Walk Public Transport Details
A reminder to check times and stations as some have changed since the printing of the Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 Area Programme, see Area Walks.
Stepping Out for Carers
Jack Coupe has written again about a day out walking, this time in Alexandra Park. To read his blog, click here.
Do you have a Concessionary Travel Pass?
If you have a TfGM-issued pension-age concessionary pass or a Women's Concessionary Travel pass, to continue to benefit from unlimited off-peak travel on trams and trains in Greater Manchester after 1st February 2020, you will need to pay an annual £10 fee. To find out more, visit the TfGM website here.
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